MAI Location: Rivne, Ukraine
Job Responsibility: Missionary
Grew up in Maryland
Grace Brethren Christian School - Clinton, MD
Liberty University - Cross-cultural Studies
MAI tours and camps in USA and Europe since
Full-time MAI staff since 1997
1999-2003 Moscow, Russia
2003-2007 Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
2007- Rivne, Ukraine
Married Olena Forsyuk (Merchant) 2001
2 daughters - Michelle and Melody
Partnering with and assisting the Christian Football Club "Nadiya" (Hope) and supporting soccer ministry in Ukraine
How & why did you become a MAI Missionary?
I joined tours to Denmark, Norway and then Russia and all over Europe. I then worked some camps in the States before focusing on Russia and Ukraine. God showed me that I can and should use the skills and talents that He has given me to serve Him and society. My life has been saturated with soccer and God has inserted me into the Slavic map. Pray for these people. Life here is not all about fun and games. It's tough. People have eyes but do not see; ears but do not hear. And many seem to prefer being blind and deaf. But there still are some honest seekers that need God's love, grace, mercy and forgiveness of sins.