Ukraine

“The joy I received from doing the Lord’s work and knowing that what we were doing the whole week pleased him is unrivaled in my life. I thought my heart was on fire with a love and passion for the Lord and desire to share this with others before I went on this trip, but that feeling has exploded beyond my imagination since.”

- Former FOCUS mission trip participant

 

 

Inspired by As a priest, Pope John Paul II a priest would say Mass in the Carpathian Mountains when it was illegal under the Soviet Union in Poland… Inspired by this, a Ukrainian Catholic Priest – Father Askold Malchytsky – who has been leading atheist students into the Carpathian Mountains for 10 years will be our guide. Imagine the road to Emmaus, with you and an atheist former Communist student from Ukraine. How will you introduce Christ to him/her? This is an intense spiritual bootcamp/mission trip/pilgrimage to Ukraine! Be ready to trek for 3 days from Sanevir to Slavsk in the Carpathian mountains, with daily Mass, and Bible Study, hiking, camping, and cooking our food along the way!

The next three days will be spent in the Monastery, with young and energetic monks and nuns! Here we will be evangelizing our atheist students and praying with the young monks and nuns. The next three days will be spent in Lviv, the anchor of the Ukrainian Catholic Church and the holy ground that has the blood of countless martyrs poured out upon it. Here we will be working at an orphanage and spending our extra time praying and exploring the hundreds of beautiful Churches that date back to the 14th Century along with our new Ukrainian student friends!

The final day is the capstone and gift of a pilgrimage to the Rome of the Slavic World. Kyiv the Capital of Ukraine – that was Catholic in 988 A.D. – was devastated by the Soviet Union, but still has Cathedrals that date back to the 11th Century!

Summer 2015

  • Dates: TBD*
  • Trip Director: TBD
  • Mission Co-Leaders: TBD
  • Amount to Fundraise: $2,500*

Price includes: Roundtrip airfare to mission country, travel insurance, pre-trip orientation retreat, post-trip debriefing retreat, all food, lodging, materials, and in-country transportation. (Does not include: immunizations and travel meds, your travel to/from US departure city [departure city will be determined by the Mission Director], passport/visa expenses, other personal incidentals).

* Dates and price subject to change

  1. Each FOCUS Missions participant has the opportunity to fundraise the entire cost of their mission trip. Consider that fundraising allows people who may not have the opportunity to travel on a mission trip to participate in this essential work through you. In another sense, “some give by going while others go by giving.” Allowing others to support us through their financial commitments and prayers is essential to the success of FOCUS Missions!
  2. You will be contacted by your personal fundraising coach soon after you have been accepted on a mission trip to train and mentor you in each step along the way.
  3. Please feel free to contact us at any time by phone or email with your fundraising questions.

“The joy I received from doing the Lord’s work and knowing that what we were doing the whole week pleased him is unrivaled in my life. I thought my heart was on fire with a love and passion for the Lord and desire to share this with others before I went on this trip, but that feeling has exploded beyond my imagination since.”

- Former FOCUS mission trip participant

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