What Are We Doing?

Brief history of activity 2008-2014

  • Russian Language Learning (we’re on the 20yr plan!)
  • Bible Studies & Home Group
  • 3yrs served as Elder/Teacher
  • 3 Housing Projects
  • Established Sister City with Rzhyschiv & Kilgore, Texas
  • Registered Ukrainian Corporation
  • Purchased & Developed Downtown Property for Ministry
  • Opened Coffee Shop
  • Established Permanent Residence for entire family!
  • Local Orphanage Outreach
  • Hosting Short-Term Groups
  • Prayer & Food Support for families serving in Army
  • Networking with like-minded believers, missionaries, and churches

2015

  • Completed 2nd Floor Lighthouse Cafe/Ministry Floor Heating
  • Purchased and Installed New Windows at Cafe
  • Completed first full year operating Cafe in our town.
  • Began hosting Poetry Evenings (Community led)
  • Hosted 6 weeks of YWAM Outreach / Creative Courses / Evening Worship
  • Traveled to Minsk, Belarus and now partnering with CFNI Belarus
  • Began weekly English Club for ages 8-14.
  • Started new Youth Ministry called Club 180 (weekly meetings)
  • Winter Orphan and Widow outreach
  • Started video production ministry/outreach.
  • Continued slogging away at getting gas at our Cafe.

2016

  • Hosted Minsk/Texas Team for Awaken Week
  • Expanded our Lighthouse Staff
  • Started Lighthouse Studio
  • Created a Skatepark!
  • Several trips to Minsk & Leadership planning
  • Distributed Children’s Bibles to all 1st graders
  • Had our first Summer Interns (local students)
  • Club 180 Youth has seen a number of hearts respond to Jesus
  • Bought 2nd Floor Pellet stove (open daily now for outreach)
  • Rented our first Billboard
  • Hosted class of students for onsite teaching from Minsk.
  • Hosted a city wide VBS (60 kids)
  • Sponsored our first Ukrainian for Bible School.
  • Took a team of students to Worship Marathon in Minsk.
  • Took a team of students to Steiger conference in Kiev.
  • Fed +40 Widows monthly, as well as outreaches, blankets.
  • Started Pizza and finally Gas on!  Fed the town free pizza.
  • Launched our first Lighthouse Website!  (click to visit!)
  • Hosted +10 worship and prayer events this year.

2017

We have officially begun partnering with MIR Ministries, effective January 2017.   I am now the International Director, which means I’m working the ministry in Minsk, and the US partners, along with our own staff and developing Lighthouse ministry.

  • Launched www.litworship.com platform for youth worship in Ukraine, Russia and Belarus.
  • Expanded Widows Feeding Program via partners World Challenge to Belarus.
  • Launched youth discipleship program YFM – Year for Mission.
  • Spent 3 months in Belarus.
  • Released first worship album in many years for Mir Music (XDH).

2018

  • Completed YFM outreach phase in Ukraine.
  • Hosted first Russian Lit Worship in St. Petersburg.
  • Expanding Widows Care into Russia/Belarus with World Challenge.
  • Received first missionary with MIR (Collins O’Dwyer) from US to Kiev.
  • Minsk Partners begin pilot program for Music / Creativity.
  • Praying for platform in Kiev.
  • Lighthouse discipleship continues Club 180 and growing staff.
  • Begin Children’s Worship Project
  • Begin first LIT Worship Production (10 original songs)
  • Begin leadership development (Lighthouse + Mir)
  • Heroic Nation Outreach Rzyschiv
  • LIT Minsk (Nov) Event Sports Palace
  • Began Weekend Worship Events in Rzyschiv (Pilot – Deb!)
  • Visible Music College partner program for Russian world
  • Started Adventurers Facebook Group of possible incoming families
  • Began Fuller MAGL Masters Global Leadership Degree

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