Next week (16th – 22nd May) Igor Grishajev and his wife Tanya will be visiting the UK, speaking at a number of churches and meetings, and updating people about our work in Ukraine. If you would like to meet him, this would be an excellent opportunity to get an update on the work in the country. See below for details of the different events he will be speaking at.
Igor Grishajev is the national director of Global Action in Ukraine. He has been involved with leadership development for the last 20 years across Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus and Russia. Currently he leads the Global Module Studies (GLOMOS) ministry in Ukraine, providing training and support for thousands of church leaders across the country. Many of these churches are now in the frontline of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine, where they are delivering aid and providing essential help to the growing number of refugees.
One of the most recent projects Igor has presided over is the training of Church leaders from a large Roma community in Western Ukraine. This community is greatly deprived. Most people live in abject poverty and very few have access to education. Sadly, many have been trafficked abroad for sex or slavery.
It is in this context that our partner church leaders are working. Many of them are working to transform their community, bringing the hope of the gospel as well as humanitarian aid to those most in need.
Igor will be sharing the joys and challenges of training within a Roma context with supporters of Global Action in the UK.
Igor is married to Tatiana, and they have 3 children – Yaroslav, Alice and Dominic. They currently live in Lviv.
If you would like to meet Igor, you would be welcome to come along and hear him sharing about the work at any of the following meetings: -
-Sunday 15th May: 10am at St Matthews Church, Upper Clapton, LONDON (jnc Mt Pleasant Lane with Upper Clapton Road).
-Thurs 19th May: 11am at St. Thomas’ Church, Galloping Green Road, Eighton Banks, GATESHEAD NE9 7XG
-Thurs 19th May: 7:30pm at Great Lumley Methodist Church, Front Street, Great Lumley, CHESTER-LE-STREET DH3 4JB
-Sun 22nd May: 10:30am at Bible Life Family Ministries, 68 Windmill Road, CROYDON CR0 2XP
-Sun 22nd May: 6:30pm at Christ Church West Croydon, Christ Church, Sumner Road, Croydon, CR0 3LJ
Please pray for Igor and Tanya’s meetings while they are in the UK. Please pray that we will make good connections with partners and volunteers, who in turn will be able to help us build God’s Kingdom around the world.