Shane & Melissa
Serving in Ukraine, Eurasia
Greetings from Maypearl, TX! My wife Melissa and I, along with our three children, serve with Global Teen Challenge in Eurasia. We are based in Kiev, Ukraine, but also serve in several other countries in this area. We are currently on furlough, but we are planning to return to Ukraine in July, 2015, Lord willing. God is moving mightily through Teen Challenge all over the world! Currently in 106 countries, Teen Challenge is not only a ministry of evangelism and discipleship, it has also 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 provides 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.