Shane & Melissa


Serving in Ukraine, Eurasia

Greetings from Kiev, Ukraine! My wife, Melissa, and I along with our three children have been serving on the mission field since 2005. We are currently living in Kiev, Ukraine, while serving with Global Teen Challenge in Eurasia. God is moving mightily through Teen Challenge all over the world. Currently in 82 countries, TC is not only a rehabilitation and discipleship ministry, it has become a church planting movement and is opening doors into countries not accessible by traditional missionaries. This is critical as we work in the least evangelized region of our world containing over 4,000 unreached people groups. Currently, our major thrust is in the area of training. As our world rapidly changes, it is vital to raise up national leaders who will be able to carry on the work apart from missionaries. It is our firm belief that the ministry must be built on the foundation of national leaders, not missionaries. To that end, our team is providing leadership training institutes, conferences and seminars, mentoring, resources and encouragement to hundreds, if not thousands, of current and prospective leaders. We are also working to establish the ministry in countries who do not yet have TC. Ultimately, we want to see lives transformed and the Kingdom of God established in Eurasia. We realize that TC is only one part of God’s strategy, but a very important part. We are honored to serve here and honored to be your hands extended in Eurasia.

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