THIS WEEK – January 19 – February 1

Published weekly by CCI/Ukraine Staff


“You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.” John 15:16


  • For Svitlana M., Ukrainian camp director of Camp Covenant of Peace, serving in Siberia’s Far East. After attending our CCI seminars in the early 1990’s, Svitlana was called by God to the camp and follow-up ministry among orphans in the Khabarovsk region. Svitlana and her team have just completed their Christmas trip visiting some 1000 children, most of them abandoned by their parents, in orphanages and boarding schools. The team traveled over icy roads without gas stations, crossed frozen rivers without bridges, encountering wild animals and strong winds in -30C temperatures.

The Christmas story was graphically presented and gifts and literature given to each child. Every village, orphanage, and boarding school was prayed over. Svitlana and her team will return during June, July and August to operate Covenant of Peace camps.


  • CCI/Ukraine staff: This week CCI/Ukraine is working on finalizing the course topics for CampDays, recruiting the instructors, putting together the conference schedule, doing surveys among camp directors to see how we can serve them better at CampDays, as well as launching the conference promotion campaign.
  • Astghik, CCI/Armenia, is having an online Committee meeting to consider what can be done this year and conducting a women’s ministry meeting and a meeting with teenagers.
  • Valeri, CCI/Georgia is in search of a campsite. The campsite they have been renting for ten years is no longer for rent. Ask God to lead them to the right campsite.
  • Mikhail, CCI/Country Х, with his camp team, Those Who Belong to Christ, continues their outreach project visiting families and handing out gift boxes and sharing the Gospel; the team continues searching for new contacts to visit children and their families with “The Greatest Gift” program.


  • Pray for Oksana, as she is recovering from Covid-19 for the second time.
  • Continue to pray for Pavel’s metabolic conversion to get back to normal.
  • Pray for wisdom from above in this time of uncertainty, so we can make right decisions to give our camps guidance for the upcoming summer.
  • Pray for Camp Living Water, asking God to provide committed ministers to help lead the discipleship work with the 15 teenagers who meet weekly.


Our staff in the former Soviet Union appreciates your prayers for the projects they are working on currently. God is continuing to turn the hearts of thousands of youth to Him and to churches through the camping ministries.

pngThankYouBadgeWelcome to Kingdom Ventures Inc - Youth Camps

The fervent prayers and generous financial support of KVI Youth Camps faithful people have contributed to a fruitful 2014 camping season. Camp staff was schooled at five training events after which they opened hundreds of camps to serve thousands of youth. In spite of the war in Ukraine, most camps operated, although at 70% capacity because parents were reluctant to let their children travel. Almost all camps had some campers from the war zone. We will tell you more at HymnSing.

We are honored to have the Kyiv Symphony Orchestra and Chorus as our guests at HymnSing Sunday, September 28, 6:00 p.m. The 34-voice Slavic A Capella Choir will sing hymns and spirituals, sacred classics and Ukrainian folk songs. You will hear stories of God’s awesome deeds in the camps and among the refugees from the war zone of Ukraine. Click on ‘HymnSing’ below to learn more. Join Ruth Ens and the KVI HymnSing team at Calvary Temple on September 28 at 6:00 p.m.