2015 02 Canadian Work & Ministry team – Sumy, Ukraine

February ministry trip to Ukraine 201502 SEND Canada wk team interview from John Paetkau on Vimeo. “What is the temperature this morning?” This was one of the first questions asked each day by one of the team members. Not that the answer changed the circumstances too much – we all knew that we would have […]

2014 05 Sumy Grace Summer Ministries update

2014 05 Sumy Grace Summer Ministries Update Hi Everyone, The summer ministries here have been a bit of a discussion piece for the past few months which is very understandable.  The situation facing the nation and other factors were making the summer look very questionable.  Despite this, for a few months the Sumy ministry team […]

Alicia’s poetry & video tribute

May, 2014 Alicia wrote a poem for one of her classes called “goodbye my son”.  It is her tribute to that which took place here in Kiev through the months of November, 2013 to February 2014. She was inspired by the work of others (video and music) and brought together her poem, several sources of […]

2014 04 29 Pray for Ukraine

I (John) had the opportunity to be in Sumy this past week for a meeting, and asked Misha to share a bit regarding the situation. Here he is standing on the central square in Sumy   Please pray for the country of Ukraine, and especially for those who are believers here.  Pray that God would […]