Raising Funds for Resurrection Bible Church in Ukraine
Resurrection Bible Church is located in Ivano-Frankivsk in western Ukraine and is comprised of 45-50 attendees and about 20 children in Sunday school. They have a fierce desire to see more Ukrainians hear the good news of Christ and worship the one true God. Pastor Oleg Kalin is a longtime friend of Pastor Jed’s, they met in 2007 through a mutual mentor. In Ukraine, a country steeped in Catholic-Greek tradition, a church is not considered legitimate unless they have a building in which they meet. Currently, the church meets in a rented space on the 4th floor of a building. The older members of their church cannot climb the stairs to worship with their congregation and rent has recently increased a considerable amount, putting financial stress on the church. Once they are able to move into their new building, the church will be able to put their rent money towards further construction costs.
Construction has already begun on their new property, building as God provides the funds, mainly through their own congregation. It will cost $45,000 to complete construction of the new building. The breakdown in cost is as follows:
- Roof and windows: $15,000
- Installing heating, plumbing and electricity: $10,000
- Completing walls, flooring, finishing details: $20,000
We know the need is great and we are eager to see how God brings the money He’s already planned for this fundraiser. We are not calling the final amount our “goal”, but rather expressing the need and watching to see the ways in which God will challenge our church to give. We will rejoice in whatever amount He provides. We will be accepting donations on December 11, 2016 and April 30, 2017. We have chosen these two dates for specific reasons:
If you are looking for somewhere to give during the Christmas season and at the end of the year, we hope you’ll consider giving to this project.
We know many families have extra funds after tax season, and God might provide the funds for where your heart is leading you.
We will be including the children and youth ministries in this church-wide effort as well, and hope that you will support them as they learn to give their time and resources to further His Kingdom.
Thank you for your support. We’d love to hear how God allows for you to give. If you have any stories to share about how God is providing or how He has led you, please send them our way! We’d love nothing more than to celebrate with you the ways that He provides. As always, if you have any questions or comments, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.