Eastern Europe Mission Trip 2017

Ministering in Ukraine, Bulgaria, Hungary

Well I’m excited to return to Eastern Europe this year with my wife Ivalene. During the month of May 2017 we will teach in Ukraine, then minister in Bulgaria, lead worship in Hungary and finish in France.

We’ll depart the USA the beginning of May and return at the end of May.

It will be a very long journey and we would be most appreciative of your prayers! You can also support our ministry financially with a tax deductible donation


UKRAINE WORSHIP CONFERENCE

To start off, Ivalene and I will join a team of presenters at the Music In Worship” conference May 4-6 in Kiev, Ukraine presented by Ukrainian Evangelical Theological Seminary.

TEACHING AT UKRAINIAN EVANGELICAL THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

The next week May 8-15, we’ll lecture at UETS teaching in the Music Ministry and Theology Department. The courses I’m teaching will be Essential Biblical Foundations of Christian Worship during the day and Worship Music Composition and Songwriting Workshop in the evenings. Ivalene will teach a Children’s Worship Workshop for leaders interested in teaching children to be worshipers.

Besides teaching, we will be there to coach, mentor, advise and encourage students and staff.

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Ukraine Mission Trip Report [2016]

Plus Eastern Europe Missions 2017 Plans

For May 2017 I‘ve been invited back to teach at UETS and a Worship Conference in Ukraine. Ivalene and I will do this trip together. We will also minister in Bulgaria, Hungary and France during that trip. Find out all about it in this post.

MISSIONS REPORT FROM MY UKRAINE 2016 TRIP

In 2016 I served teaching at the Ukrainian Evangelical Theological Seminary in Kiev, Ukraine. I taught my course Practical Theology of Worship, led songwriting workshops and a staff retreat. Our ministry also donated an acoustic-electric guitar, several books for their library, CD’s, songbooks and other music resources.

This wonderful bible college is training the next generation of young adults to be musically skilled and spiritually anointed leaders. 

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Ukraine Mission Trip 2016

Encouraging Wholehearted Worship Worldwide!

ukraine-mission

I’m delighted to say I’ll be venturing on my first ever ministry project to the nation of Ukraine. I’ll fly out October 25 and fly back November 4, 2016. I’m planning to be back in church at HFUMC on November 6th.

I would be most appreciative of your prayers!

I’ll be a guest lecturer at the Ukrainian Evangelical Theological Seminary, teaching in their Music Ministry and Theology Department. The courses I’m teaching will be Essential Biblical Foundations of Christian Worship during the day and Worship Music Composition and Songwriting Workshop in the evenings. Besides teaching, I’ll be there to coach, mentor, advise and encourage students and staff. 

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Hungary & Romania Missions Trip 2015

My 15th Year Ministering in Eastern Europe!

 

Every summer since 2001 I’ve been on a short term missions trip to Eastern Europe. Wow, that’s fifteen consecutive years! Time flies when you’re having fun. And there’s nothing more rewarding than serving the Lord.

I’ll once again serve two ministry projects, the SOZO Festival, returning to Baja, Hungary; and after that, the School of Worship in Timisoara, Romania.

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“It Will Change Your Life” Romania School of Worship Testimonials [VIDEO]

Well, I’m back from Romania and it was just a fantastic experience. This video is a rough edit of testimonies from students at the 2014 Edition of the Scoala de Inchinare (School of Worship) in Timisoara, Romania. About 50 young adult students from all over Romania, as well as Austria and Germany, attended.

VIDEO: SCHOOL OF WORSHIP TESTIMONIALS 2014

The main take-a-way?  This is a ministry opportunity that is changing lives in a powerful and effective way. The stories of God at work in the lives of these student are inspiring and encouraging. I’ll post at least one more article about this trip.

Ivalene and I have been invited to return next year (2015) for the 10th Edition. This is gonna be awesome! You can help us raise the necessary funds by partnering with us here.

 

Romania School of Worship: Week 1 in Pictures

Words like “exciting, joyful, worshipful” would describe the first week at the 9th Edition of the Scoala de Inchinare [2014]. Other words? Intense, busy and “lots of stuff to study”. There’s about 50 students present from all over Romania, as well as Austria and Germany.

Teaching Theology Level 1 Class

Teaching Level 1 Practical Theology of Worship; and Songwriting Worskshop

Teaching Level 1 Practical Theology of Worship; and Songwriting Worskshop

Student Worship Times

Scoala Student Worship Times

Scoala Student Worship Times

Studying The Word of God

Studying the Word of God

Studying the Word of God

Music Instruction: Keyboard Class, Guitar Class

Keyboard Class, Guitar Class

Keyboard Class, Guitar Class

Ana’s Vocal Class

Ana's Vocal Class
Ana’s Vocal Class

Guys Vocal Class

Guys Vocal Class

Guys Vocal Class

Drum Lessons

Drum Lessons
Drum Lessons

 Songwriting Everywhere!

Nicholas writing a song

Ligia and Team Pause Rehearsal for a Pic

Pausing from Rehearsal

Pausing from Rehearsal

Scoala Community Meal Times

Scoala Community Meal Times

Scoala Community Meal Times

 

Dinner Time !

Dinner Time !

Singing in the Dorms

Singing in the Dorms

Singing in the Dorms

 

Day 2 Snapshot, with Genu Olaria & Pica Mengher – Directors

Day 2 Snapshot; with Genu Olariu and Pica Mengher - Directors

Day 2 Snapshot; with Genu Olariu and Pica Mengher – Directors

Day 1 Snapshot: with student Paul, Raul leads a Rehearsal

Day 1 Snapshot: with Paul; Raul leads Rehearsal

Day 1 Snapshot: with Paul; Raul leads Rehearsal

My Midnight Arrival – no bags for a couple of days, no problem.

Midnight Arrival

Midnight Arrival

Hanging Out With The Olariu Clan Friday Night After a Hard Week of School

Fun with the Olariu kids

Fun with the Olariu kids

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