Support for Thai missionary Rev. Suchat Chujit

1422Missionaries Suchat Chujit and Suchat Srikakan continue their missionary work in the southern province of Thailand in the region of Takuapa and Phang-nga province. As Pastor Chujit provides ministry for his local congregations he continues reaching out to individuals and families in the area, building contacts for the Gospel of Jesus Christ and starting home Bible studies and worship services. This project helps provide the stipends, utilities, transportation, telephone and worship materials for the congregations and preaching stations under missionary Chujit’s care.

I want to help support the ongoing ministry and outreach of Pastor Chujit.

(Project 1422) Goal: $8700

Seminary program in Odessa

1423Currently, four students are enrolled for the next series of seminary course scheduled to start in September 2014. At its recent convention, the Synod of Evangelical Lutheran Churches in Ukraine (SELCU) opened the door for other churches in Eastern Europe to send their students to the seminary in Odessa. This is seen as a great opportunity for SELCU to expand its connection with other Lutheran churches and become a regional centre for theological education. This project contributes towards food, travel, utilities, translators, and a cook at the seminary.

I want to help support pastoral preparation in Ukraine.

(Project 1423) Goal: $10,000

Vacation Bible school and seasonal Bible camps

1425This project supports vacation children’s camps (VBS) where up to 250 children take part, a summer camping program where nearly 110 young people participate, and a winter youth conference which gathers groups from SELCU congregations for worship, fellowship and study at the Odessa Theological Seminary. This work with children and youth is very important to the church in Ukraine.

I want to help support outreach to and ministry with young people.

(Project 1425) Goal: $6000

Outreach to athletes in Dnepropetrovsk

1427Under the supervision of LCC missionary Rev. Alexey Navrotsky and in conjunction with theAlpha and Omega Student Society, a group of Christian sportsmen works with non-Christian sportsmen. For several years their Christian professional trainer, Igor Solodenko, has worked with a team of soccer players. This ministry reaches approximately 80 young sportsmen. The project provides support for equipment, transportation and facility/field rental.

I want to help share the Gospel with athletes.

(Project 1427) Goal: $1260

Outreach to college and university students in Odessa

1426For more than three years the pastor of the church in Odessa, Rev. Oleg Shevchenko, and a team of volunteers has conducted an evangelism ministry with college and university students in Odessa. Each week they hold Bible studies and organize various special projects: thematic evenings, discussion clubs, hikes, conferences and competitions. This project supports the purchase of Christian literature, printed materials for meetings and the rental of facilities.

I want to help reach out with the Gospel to students.

(Project 1426) Goal: $1260

Foreign Student Fund

Rev. Alexey Navrotsky

Rev. Alexey Navrotsky

We are missionaries Rev. Niran Temsakul in Thailand and Rev. Alexey Navrotsky in Ukraine. Although thousands of kilometres apart, we share a desire to become better pastors by equipping ourselves for service and learning more of the God’s Word and Lutheran theology.

To achieve this goal, the pastors are doing some preparatory work with Lutheran Church – Canada’s Concordia Lutheran Seminary in Edmonton Alberta, with the goal of completing their studies by spending almost two years studying on-site in Canada. With this type of training, the two men will be able to provide strong leadership in their church bodies.

I want to support this fund to help train future leaders in the Lutheran churches in Thailand and Ukraine. (#1403) $5,000