Stories From the Field

Sports Ministry

Sports: Building Meaningful Relationships and Sharing About Jesus

"And Jesus said to them, "Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation"" (Mark 16:15). This includes sports fields! And that is right where our Mission Partner, Pavel, can often be found. As a former ...read more
Generations Mission Assoc - Ukraine Response

Reaching Ukrainian Youth with God’s Word

Thanks to all who support us prayerfully and financially in "God's field"! In the last few months, we have had a strong youth ministry team working with us. Every week, we go out into the city with young people for street ...read more
Generations Mission Asso

Your Support Prepares Leaders for the Growth of Churches in Ukraine

The Generations Missions Association team continues to teach pastors, missionaries, and leaders across Ukraine. Our national Mission Partner and Founder of Generations Missions Association, Rustam, says “Even in this time when we have a ...read more
Bible Clubs

Dasha: I Liked Hearing About God at Bible Club!

Hello everyone! My name is Dasha, and I’m 10 years old. I am in 4th grade at school and also go to art school and play football (soccer). Last summer was the first time I went to Bible Club. My favorite thing about the program was water ...read more
Volunteer

Volunteers Make a Difference Serving at Our Warehouse in Ohio

We were given the opportunity to interview a few of our volunteers about their hearts for serving at Summit Missions. Below, you will read just some of their responses. We hope you are inspired as you read.   How did you learn about ...read more
News - Impact Stories - Ukraine Response

Three Prayers

Considering the war in Ukraine, our first prayer is that there will be peace. Our second prayer is that our brothers and sisters in Christ will persevere and continue to grow in their faith while they offer the Good News to their countrymen. ...read more
Adventure Camps

Anastasia: Adventure Camps Helped Prepare Me for the Future

Hello, my name is Anastasia! I am 16 years old and in 10th grade at school. I live in Transnistria. Last year, I went to Adventure Camp, and I've never been to a camp like this before. We rafted for five days, sometimes paddling through ...read more
Help the Children

Finding Encouragement and Support at Help the Children International

Hello! My name is Karina. I live with my grandmother. She has been taking care of me since I lost my parents. I am studying at a medical college to become a laboratory assistant in diagnostics. It is my second year of studying. I also ...read more
Generations Mission Assoc - Ukraine Response

Belief Through Curiosity in the Local Church

“By this everyone will know that you are my disciples.” (John 13:34-35) A local resident went to “Church for All Nations” in Lutsk, Ukraine, part of the Generations Church Network. She started visiting out of curiosity ...read more
Sports Ministry

Ministry on the Sports Field

Our Mission Partner, Pavel, ministers to coaches and athletes with Fellowship of Christian Athletes throughout Europe. Team huddles, one-on-one relationships, leading studies, and facilitating sports camps are all opportunities to help coaches, ...read more
Help the Children

Providing a Place of Safety

With high poverty rates in Transnistria, there is a great need to provide protection to children and orphans, prevent poverty and hunger, mentor young people, and support at-risk families. Help the Children International (HTCI) is an ...read more
Bible Clubs

An Opportunity to Hear the Good News of Jesus

Bible Clubs are a week-long program hosted by churches. Through games, songs, lessons, and crafts, children learn about Jesus' love. In 2023, 40 churches in Moldova and Transnistria hosted the Bible Club program. For 10 churches, this was ...read more
Adventure Camps

Making an Eternal Impact in the Lives of Hundreds of Young People

The Adventure Camp program consists of three parts: Summer Rafting Trips, Extreme Prayer Hiking Trips, and Leadership School—all focusing on sharing the Gospel and discipling youth in Transnistria. Year-round adventures (rafting, hiking, ...read more
Generations Mission Assoc - Ukraine Response

Hope Amid Destruction

  Mykola and Tonya became victims during the war. Their house was destroyed, and they lost all their property. What do you do when you've lost everything—you have nothing and no place to live? Volunteers from Bethany Church, a ...read more
Children of the Street

Teaching, Instructing, and Talking About God

“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” – Proverbs 22:5   “My name is Veronica. I have been serving as the coordinator of the Children of the Street program ...read more
Generations Mission Assoc - Ukraine Response

Ministry and Growth During War

The Generations Missions Association team coaches pastors and Christian leaders in Ukraine and Europe as they develop strategies and methods for church planting and creative approaches to practical and meaningful ministry.  As Ukraine enters ...read more
Ukraine Response

See the Smiles You Brought to Kids in Ukraine!

  With fresh attacks in Ukraine the past several weeks, we are reminded of the shadows and suffering brought by war. Because of the generosity of churches and individuals this past fall, the faces of 192 Ukrainian children were ...read more
Help the Children

Painting Joy for Ukrainian Refugees

“Hello! My name is Maria. I am a supervisor for the mentoring program at Help the Children International in Transnistria. The mentoring program is for youth and children from at-risk families.” Help the Children International ...read more
Generations Mission Assoc - Ukraine Response

Nelya’s Story: Lord, Have Mercy on Me!

“My name is Nelya. I am 75 years old and have been a widow since 2009. Until 2015, I lived in Novokalynove, in the Donetsk region of Ukraine. My house was bombed in the conflict. At the time of the explosion, I was lying on the floor and ...read more
Help the Children

Room for Dreams and Desires to Develop for Her Future

Vera (15) participates in our partnering program, Help the Children International in Transnistria. Vera grew up in Slobozia, Transnistria. Her mother was an orphan, and her father has mental disabilities. Both parents are unemployed. The home ...read more
Adventure Camps

Adventure Camps Bring Spiritual Development

“Hello! My name is Konstantin. I am 14 years old and in 6th grade at school. This past summer, I took part in the Adventure Camp Summer Rafting Trip.” Most teens seek adventure and new experiences. Adventure Camp is full of ...read more
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A Gift You Can Share

“Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!” -2 Corinthians 9:15 The true story of Christmas is not unfamiliar to many of us. It can be hard to remember that billions of people worldwide have never read the Bible or heard ...read more
Generations Mission Assoc - Ukraine Response

Snapshot From the Church Network in Ukraine: Helping Those Who Have Left Occupied Territories

Our family has been serving in ministry for 27 years. Recently, we have been helping those who have left the occupied territories and active war zones and have found themselves in an unfamiliar city. We help them spiritually, socially, and ...read more
Generations Mission Assoc - Ukraine Response

Sharing the Bread of Life

Our team from the International Christian Assembly Church made its way to distribute food to villages in the eastern portion of Ukraine. We drove through some remote, somewhat abandoned villages near Chernobyl. These are the only villages in ...read more
Bible Clubs

I Want Them to Come to Bible Club Because They Do Not Know a Lot About Jesus

Meet Ira! She is 14 years old and is in 8th grade at school. Ira wants to share her experience from Bible Club this summer. “I really liked the stories about heroes from the Bible. I didn't know many of them. After being at the ...read more
Adventure Camps

After Adventure Camp, I Began to Think More About Life and the Future

Hello! My name is Ksenia. I'm 12 years old and in 6th grade at school. This summer, I went to Adventure Camp two times--once as a participant and again as an assistant. This camp taught me a daily routine. I started getting up on time, ...read more
Generations Mission Assoc - Ukraine Response

Church Growth During War in Ukraine

During the full-scale invasion in Ukraine, churches have grown. New ministers and congregations have been established. Developing a new church requires wisdom--how to do it effectively and organize it competently. These are exactly the topics ...read more
Children of the Street

I Have Learned A Lot About God

Hello! My name is Timur. I am 15 years old. I live in a village near the city of Grigoriopol, Transnistria. I have been going to the Children of the Street feeding and tutoring program for a year. I like going to Children of the Street after ...read more