Kyle's Ukraine Trip 2018


Hey friends!

I am diving into the short-term international mission field once again! This time, I have an opportunity to travel to Ukraine in May 2018 with my graduate school, Regent University.

I will be journeying with other counseling students to the capital city, Kyiv (Kiev), for two weeks. While there, we will partner with two major universities: Evangelical Theological Seminary  and Institute of Human Sciences of Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University . This cross-cultural experience will address four goals:

1) To train local psychologists in trauma reduction and counseling skills to help Ukrainian military/civilians after warring with Russia
2) To provide supervision and on-going support to the students as they advance in their training
3) To learn about mental health issues and counseling in Ukraine and how they differ from the United States
4) To share Christ through service in the local community

I am very excited about this opportunity and believe that God has opened this door for a reason! I ask for your support in two ways. The first is through prayer for my team. We want the trip to be bathed in it. Without  intercession by the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:26-28), our efforts for effectiveness, connection, fruitfulness, and compassion will be limited at best. Specifically, you can pray for:

1) A special understanding of how to share God's love with suffering Ukrainians
2) Fruitful training sessions that will better equip mental health professionals in Ukraine to serve clients, communities, and churches
3) Personal and professional growth for all participants
4) Safety and good health for those traveling

Second, I would appreciate your consideration in donating financially to my trip. The total cost is $2900, which I need to raise systemically over the course of the next few months. The funds will be used to purchase airfare, secure lodging, and provide meals during the trip. My financial due dates are as follows:

1) Jan 15 - $500
2) Feb 15 - $500
3) Mar 30 - $950
4) Apr 30 - $950

For those of you who can generously give and your employer would match your donation, please reach out to me so that I can send you the process! It is pretty simple and it will quickly increase my donation amount.

I am believing that God wants me in Ukraine and that He will bring alongside friends and family to support the effort. Through this trip, I can aid in bolstering needed psychological services to the 240,000 Ukrainian soldiers and civilians affected by the war with Russia. Over 1.5 million people have fled Ukraine and Crimea to-date due to combat. This is a way for me to put my education to use through your generosity!

Anything that you can give will be appreciated. If you are unable to give monetarily, totally cool. Please pray with us for God's favor. Love you all and thank you in advance,

Kyle
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    • $100 
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  • Danae Diller 
    • $50 
    • 40 mos
  • Melissa Morgan 
    • $40 
    • 40 mos
  • Karley Ferlic 
    • $35 
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  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
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Organizer

Kyle Ferlic 
Organizer
Charlotte, NC
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