For the 4th year in a row we are raising funds to sponsor/subsidize "SKYFALL"- a Winter Discipleship Camp for Ukrainian teenagers, including many that are displaced by the ongoing war with Russia in Eastern Ukraine.
This year the camp is a partnership between long-time host, Ruka Dopomogy, and ShadeForChildren.
What We Need
SKYFALL cost approximately $60.00 USD per person with a limit of about 60 campers. With your help, ShadeForChildren will provide a 50% subsidy for At-Risk Children (including kids from large families and foster children) and a 75% subsidy for Refugee Children and we are planning for about 20 of each during this year's Winter Camp.
Our goal of $1500 will subsidize camp cost for 20 refugee children and 20 foster children. Last year more than half of the kids in our camps were refugee and foster children. If we raise more than our goal then Ruka Dopomogy will help fund additional ministries with refugee and at-risk children.
Igor Minenko is President of Ruka Dopomogy, a 20 year old Ukrainian Charity Fund (non-profit). RD has trained hundreds of youth workers in churches all over Ukraine how to build Jesus Focused Youth Ministries. Before leading RD, he was the youth pastor at one of the largest youth ministries in Kiev. Under his leadership Ruka Dopomogy has sponsored Summer Youth & Children Camps in western Ukraine since 2010. He also serves as the Director of Youth Alpha Course in Ukraine.
Clinton White is a veteran US Youth Pastor and missionary in Ukraine for almost 10 years. He launched ShadeForChildren in 2018 to unite churches and communities to cherish every orphaned and vulnerable child in the region of Zakarpattia. Some of the teens at the SKYFALL Winter Camp are at-risk teens from this region.
SKYFALL will be staffed with full-time workers from One Collective, Ruka Dopomogy, ShadeForChildren and volunteers from local and participating churches.
More than 2/3 of the kids at this year's Winter Camp will be returning students in whom we've invested time and prayer and resources over the past few summer and and winter camps. It's a Discipleship Camp with a theme of challenging and equipping them for their next steps- some are preparing to finish high school and enter the workforce or the military or to continue their education. Many of them, because of our work over the last few years are interested in pursuing ministry and missionary training. This year one of our Master Classes will focus on Business as Mission and will seek to inspire and equip them to be missionaries in the workplace wherever they find themselves in the future.
How You Can Help
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GIVE- There are at least 2 ways you can give financially.
- If you want a US Tax Deduction then give to Clinton White through Commission To Every Nation. Please leave a short message with your gift that says, "winter camp".
- If you don't need the US Tax Deduction then you can give right now at GiveSendGo.