A flat, fertile, forested plain in Eastern Europe, Ukraine has been independent since the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. More than 60% of Ukrainians have no religious beliefs or affiliation. Of the 33% who claim to be Christians, nearly all are affiliated with some version of the Eastern Orthodox Church; less than one percent is Protestant.
CMF’s Ukraine team works to develop leaders and plant reproducing churches to reach the unreached. The methods and approaches look very different in each ministry area in Ukraine, but all are focused on the goal of partnering with local churches and training national leaders.
This team develops leaders and initiates reproducing ministries. They work in partnership with a national church to develop a college-age program and lead a ministry to the deaf and hearing-impaired within the church. The Powells also focus heavily on Discovery Bible Studies, looking for persons of peace (Luke 10:6) interested in reading the Bible together.
This team member based in Kyiv focuses on sharing the gospel through a growing special needs ministry, two church clinic ministries, at a Christian rehab center for those with spinal or neck injuries and participates in Christian conferences for medical students.