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SU Ukraine 2014 

An exciting opportunity to be part of a team going to Ukraine, taking part in a two week mission opportunity where you will be involved in a week of training and then a week of mission in different communities across Ukraine. This year you will have opportunity to meet young people of similar age from Ukraine, St Petersburg, Siberia, Moscow, Armenia and Tajikistan. This opportunity only happens every three years so is not to be missed!

We are looking for a team of about 10 people to go to Ukraine in July 2014. This year we will be joining up with a team from England and perhaps Northern Ireland and we will meet together for training ahead of our time in Ukraine. The first week in Ukraine will be spent as part of a leadership and training week where the main language spoken will be Russian but don't worry there will be sufficient translation! During this week, there will be Bible teaching, team building activities, time in small multi-nationality groups as well as time spent as an English-speaking team where you don't need to worry about translation! 

This week is likely to be spent at Vorzel, a small village about an hour from Kiev.  The SU campsite there is simply known as Vorzel and has a variety of buildings and activity facilities. Scripture Union (Open Bible) in Ukraine has been running residential holidays and day camps (holiday clubs) for the 20 years and the campsite at Vorzel is important to many young people in Ukraine. 

As part of the first week you will be preparing for Week 2 when you will travel, with your small group, to a village or town in another part of Ukraine. In this community, you will work with local Christians to organise and run a holiday club for children. Whilst in this community it is likely that you will stay with local Christians in their homes. The final part of our mission trip is to return to Vorzel where there will be time to debrief and share stories from the different holiday clubs that have been taking place.

Alongside all of this there will be some opportunity to sightsee in Kiev, buy souvenirs, eat ice cream and perhaps even learn a little Russian!

This trip will last for just over 2 weeks and is likely to be from Friday 4th July to Sunday 20th July 2014. The estimated cost is a minimum of £850 although this will depend on final flight prices and is approximate until these can be confirmed.

Applying:

  • You need to have completed at least S5 and be 17 by July 2014
  • Download and complete the SU Scotland volunteers form
  • Ensure you have given the referee forms to two people who know you
  • Complete the Further Information question sheet (under Supporting Information)

Applications should be made no later than 24th January 2014 and preferably before then.

For further information please contact Jackie Ringan on jackie.ringan@suscotland.org.uk.

 

Frontline Summer Team

Ready to step out of your comfort zone? It'll be life-changing!

Here's the challenge: submerge yourself in another culture for an adventure lasting up to three weeks, engaged in God's work among children and young people in Europe.

You may find the whole experience involves depending on God's strength rather than your own abilities - and that's character-building!

If you're over 16 and want to do something different and meaningful with your summer, then a Frontline mission team could be for you.

You could be organising Bible discovery sessions for teenagers or leading craft activities for children in Romania. Or teaching English in Hungary. Or organising games and sports and caring for children on camp in Slovakia or Ukraine.

It's guaranteed to be hard work - but also great fun. And there will be free time with opportunities for sightseeing to add to the enriching experiences of your stay. Click here to find out more.