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‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least
of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
The Least of These
Kids Summer Camp
This summer we organized day camp for 125 children and a youth camp.
Theme of the camp was Super hero. We taught kids stories about super
people from the Bible, played games with them, sang songs, and had fun!
19-23 June 2018
Youth Summer Camp
After kids summer camp we had couple days of rest because the team
was exhausted and with renewed energy we started a youth summer
camp. It was great! We played crazy games, discussed relevant topics, and
enjoyed each other during free time.
26-29 June 2018
After incredible 5 days of summer camp, our team decided to rest and
spend time together. Therefore, we went on a 2 day retreat in to a
beautiful location with a flooded quarry and forest around it.
20-22 July 2018
rivers and lakes!
17-23 August 2018
Day of Plesetske
This is a celebration of community of the town Plesetske. Every year local
authority organizes official ceremony with songs, performances, and
some amusement rides for children. We decided to organize our “Light”
club booth to serve people and children of our community.
15 September 2018
season with church service, banquet, dancing, and games.
14 October 2018
Christams in the “Light” club did not go without not being noticed.
Children and teachers gathered on Saturday to celebrate the birth of
Christ. They played games and danced together. Finally, each child got a
present with sweets and fruits.
05 January 2019
“Light” club news
This year every club has a theme with specific Bible verse. Kids learn
about forgiveness, honesty, friendliness, etc. As a new addition to our
club we give out “club passports” to kids that contain their photo
information about them and their achievements in the club.
10 March 2019
International women’s day
For the closest church service to March 8th men prepared a special
program for women. All church service was led by men and women
were able to sit back and rest. Finally, each of them got flowers and
10 March 2019
Kids and youth club
For three weeks Vitaliy and Marina are gone to meet people that
support club. Meanwhile, this past week 20 children came to enjoy fun
and knowledgeable time in the club. In addition, evening was marked
with youth group and tasty ice-cream.
16 March 2019
Saturday club and Boom youth
While weather in Ukraine is getting warmer every week some of club
activities move outside. Youth group recently had a monthly meeting
with fun games, tasty food, worship time, and insightful message.
16 March 2019
Last Saturday “Light” church and club gathered for a cleaning day in the
village of Plesetske. We divided in to 5 teams to gather as much trash as
we can. At the end of the day we finished with more than 60 bags of
different type of trash!
23 March 2019
This Sunday “Light” church with friends and all Ukraine celebrated
Easter!!! We gathered to worship Jesus and spend this time
remembering what He has done for us. After church God blessed us
with amazing weather so everyone who wanted went to a picnic in the
2 May 2019
Benches for the summer camp
On Saturday we had an unusual youth group. We gathered with boys to
build benches, which we can use in our summer camp. The time goes
fast so we decided to start the process of preparation. After completing
our job we had snacks and tea together.
3 May 2019
“Light” club and wooden guns
This Saturday children in the club learned to dream like Joshua and
Caleb did, made bracelets with compass and did many other activities!
After that youth with leaders each created a dummy gun for pirates skit
in the upcoming summer camp.
8 May 2019
Summer camp conference
Last week five members of our "Light" team went for a three day
conference for summer camp leaders. Each of them studied particular
section of summer camp. Each day they had 6 hours of classes, chapel,
and free time.
24 May 2019
Saturday light club
On Saturday kids gathered in the “Light” club for another fun and
knowledgeable meeting! Theme of the day was “Supporting dreams of
others”. Children learned story of David and his support in construction
of the temple.
25 May 2019
Trip to a musical
Last week children from “Light” club that come on Wednesday went to
see a musical performance in Kyiv. They had a lot of fun! Apart from
musical they rode subway and walked around the downtown.
05 June 2019
Graduation in “Light” club
School year is over and as the summer is approaching we also
celebrated end of the year in the club. We watched video and photo
report, gave out presents, and children who were the most faithful
through the year receive certificates!
11 June 2019
Cleaning club building
One week till the summer camp! We are preparing and cleaning the
building for it to be ready to host 120 children. We have cleaned kitchen,
rooms, a yard, and prepared special crafts for kids.
18 June 2019
Summer camp 2019
Summer camp is over but memories of it will live forever! We had 115
kids almost every day of 5 day camp. Even though we had some
struggles God did an amazing work in the hearts of children and team
members. Kids loved it and their parents too!
02 July 2019
Club after the camp
After intensive summer camp we had a relaxing Saturday club next
week. Many kids are gone for vacations during this time but we gathered
with those who were still in the village, played games, watched photos,
and sang songs together.
09 July 2019
3 day bike trip
Our first bike trip this year! It was a 3 day trip to a lake with 15 children
and 7 adults. We played games, swam in inflatable boat, sang worship
songs, cooked food on fire, and learned how to live with each other. It
was a good time for kids to grow and enjoy living in nature!
13 July 2019
It is important to learn how to work and rest with each other. Team
retreat is something we wait for through the year because every time it is
special. Our retreat this year had many warm moments of bonding,
some funny situations, and a great atmosphere!
27 August 2019
8 day bicycle trip
It was a hard, long, but interesting bicycle trip with youth and teenagers.
Every bike trip is special, it forces your character to grow and pushes you
out of the comfort zone. Here are impressions of one of the team
members and best photos from the tip!
29 August 2019
Fourth birthday of the “Light” club
Last Sunday was the fourth year since establishments of the “Light” club!
Every year is unique and when we look back we can see how much God
has done in this short period of time. It all started from seven children
and today we have more than fourty of them celebrating with us. God is
10 September 2019
Olympic Games Exhibition
Recently an exhibition of Olympic games was held in Kyiv. All together
thirty kinds of sports were presented there. Children had a chance to try
each of them and get stickers. Afterwards they trated their stickers for
pens and notebooks.
20 September 2019
Day of The Village
Every September people in Plesetske celebrate day of our village and we
usually are involved with organizing activities for kids and adults. This
time we were there with crafts, snacks, drinks, games, and face paint.
01 October 2019
Trip to Lviv
Most of women from our team had a three day retreat to the cultural
capital of Ukraine - Lviv. They visited friends, beautiful old town, traveled
through dungeons, and had coffee in cozy atmosphere. They even visited
and old cemetery!
09 October 2019
Last week we had a dedication service for the new building. All willing
were invited to join us in this celebration and thank God for His
blessings. After official part and prayer everybody had a chance to enjoy
food and take photos with a beauriful photo zone.
15 October 2019
Last Sunday “Light” church had a thanksgiving celebration. It happened
that next day was men’s day so we combined both celebrations. We had
a thanksgiving service for adults and children in kids club. After church
people stayed to eat and hang out together, which lasted until 10.30 pm!
16 October 2019
Recently we had a missionary from Papua New Guinea visit us and share
about their life there and ministry that they do. It was a great illustration
of true faith, which was the topic of past month in the children’s club.
06 November 2019
Last week schools in Ukraine went on a spring break. We decided to use
this time and went with the youth to play paintball. For half of us it was a
totally new experience. Although, it was unusual in the beginning and we
suffered some bruises from the shots everybody was extremely happy
06 November 2019
Last week we had a good time with adults and children! Children and
teachers had fun playing outdoor games. Later they talked about sin and
God’s opinion about it. The end of the day was marked with communion
for adults and crapes with cottage cheese for children.
13 November 2019
Excursions are always interesting! This time we visited Ukrainian village.
It is an ethnic complex that was built in the place of a previous garbage
dump. We visited old houses that were transported from different
regions of Ukraine and observed their lifestyle and belongings.
05 December 2019
Weekly activities (Wednesday, Thursday)
This summer God gave the “Light” church its new home! It truly became
our second home and now almost every day different activities are going
in the building. We want to share with you about what we do during the
week and we will start from Wednesday and Thursday.
11 December 2019
Visit of Gideon brothers
Last Sunday we had friends from a nearby village visit and share about
themselves, their church and ministry. Some of them are part of The
Gideons International mission so they talked about distribution of New
Testaments in the world and even in Plesetske!
19 December 2019
“Light” church gathered to celebrate birth of Jesus Christ and remember
all the good moments of past year. The atmosphere of peace and joy
was among people. There were laughter, songs, dancing and fellowship.
We are thankful to God for a great year!
27 December 2019
This January was full of events. First, we had celebration of the New Year
with the youth. Second, according to our tradition we sang carols for the
people in the village and blessed them with food baskets. We also, had a
chance to sing in a nearby village.
29 January 2020
Last Sunday we finally had a Christmas concert! It was very unusual
because we had our friends come over and show a skit using light and
shadows. Many children and their parents came to the concert and got
presents at the end.
29 January 2020
First ever “Light” church retreat! It was a great time of fellowship and
rest. We had opportunities to go to sauna, climb mountains and visit
local palaces and castles. Overall, we had a great time of unity in
worshiping our Lord and enjoying His creation!
07 February 2020