Developing Followers of Christ in Ukraine

Developing Followers of Christ in Ukraine

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

January 2019 update

We have updated channels of information sharing:

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Grace and peace,
David and Kim Spirek

Thursday, December 21, 2017

End of Year Tax Deductible Giving

Remember that the end of year tax-deductible giving deadline is fast approaching.  To receive a tax-deductible receipt for supporting our discipleship ministry in Ukraine click here.  In the form indicate worker account number "34571" and worker name "David Spirek."  Crossworld no longer processes personal and Christmas gifts.  Those must be given individually.  We appreciate your prayers and partnership in bringing God's love to life in Ukraine!

Friday, December 15, 2017

Christmas 2017 update

David, Kim, Austin, Karyn and Kaitlyn Spirek would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas with all the blessings of the advent of the Christ child into the world!  But, His first coming was just the beginning!  He came as a child, lived as a friend of sinners, was crucified and resurrected as a Savior and rules as the King.  We look forward to serving Jesus together this coming year!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

December 2017 update

Dear Praying Partners:

Visiting friends in Connecticut
As society chases the latest trends of "black Friday" and "cyber Monday" and the church seeks to adapt by declaring a "giving Tuesday," those who serve as career missionaries begin to wonder about the sustainability of missions in a culture focused on instant gratification and constantly shifting values.  In the midst of these observations, though, we want to thank you for faithfully standing behind us these 18 years of service.  We also appreciate those who have ministered to us during home ministry.  Because of your faithfulness we have been able to reconnect with many of our family members, friends and supporting churches, all the way from the Rocky Mountains to the east coast.  These six months have included driving more than 18,000 miles, visiting a different church almost every weekend, helping with a Vacation Bible School, serving in a summer camp, speaking on missions in two Christian schools, sharing in a retirement community, attending a family reunion and wedding, visiting a number of pastors and participating in several home Life Group meetings.  Despite the constantly changing schedules, traveling, and living out of suitcases, the Lord has blessed with several opportunities to disciple individuals along the way.  David was able to disciple a local landscaper a bit as things were being finished at our current residence.  He also taught the disciple making process to a young Ukrainian pastor via the internet.  Though our time in the States is almost over, please continue to pray for more opportunities to make disciples here in the coming weeks.  We look forward to soon returning to Ukraine and resuming our disciple making ministries from that part of the world.  Thanks again for your prayers and participation!

David and Kim Spirek

Praise Reports:
* Opportunities to disciple individuals while on HMA
* Safe ministry trip to Colorado
* Fruitful ministry in Pennsylvania
* Safe journey to Tennessee
* Safe visit to Connecticut
* Blessed Thanksgiving with family in Pennsylvania

Prayer Requests:
* Missions committee meeting in PA, November 30
* Partnership meeting in TX, December 1-3
* Austin and Karyn Christmas visit, December 15-30
* Safe Travel to Ukraine, December 31
* Education of Austin, Karyn and Kaitlyn
* Lighthouse Evangelistic Ministry
* Next Discipleship Training Conference, July 1-8
* Financial support needs to be met

Sunday, November 05, 2017

November 2017 update

It has been awhile since the last post.  So much has happened that I don't know where to start.  Since coming to the States on "home ministry assignment" we have driven more than 14,000 miles (I lost count) and visited a different church almost every weekend.  We have visited churches in Pennsylvania, Texas, Louisiana, Colorado, Indiana and people in places in between.  We have transitioned a child from high school overseas to university in the States.  We recently received Ukrainian temporary residence permit renewals.  So, we are about ready to return to Ukraine.  Our target departure date is December 31.  Please pray for the Lord to guide and provide
as we prepare to return overseas to make disciples of Jesus.

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

August 2017 update

In his time, Martin Luther King Junior may not have realized the impact that his “I have a dream” speech would have on American society.  Because of those words millions have experienced a greater sense of equality.  Likewise, in his time, the Old Testament prophet, Habakkuk, may not have realized the impact that his vision casting phrase "record the vision, and inscribe it on tablets, that the one who reads it may run" would have on the future.  Those words have launched innovation, business and ministry for more than two millennium.  But, I am convinced that Jesus fully understood the future impact of His Great Commission vision statement.  Last year His vision was renewed in my heart.  My personal vision statement is to finish what Jesus started by engaging, establishing and equipping believers to reproduce disciple making movements among their family, friends, neighbors, coworkers, classmates and local churches.  Since then I have focused on discovering His plan of disciple making, implementing the disciple making process in Ukraine, developing practical resources for disciple makers, engaging an international audience through various internet platforms.  The Lord has connected me with more than 50 church leaders in more than 10 countries in Europe, Asia and Africa who desire local discipleship training.  I need a breakthrough.  Would you consider helping me expand to reach the vision?  I need prayer warriors who will powerfully and regularly pray for spiritual ministry breakthroughs.  I need participants to join the team of discipleship trainers both online and in local places in partnering countries.  I need provisions to expand the ministry presence internationally.  In addition to my ongoing discipleship training ministries in Ukraine I believe God is calling me to host two intensive discipleship training seminars abroad in 2018.   To impact pastors and church leaders abroad for disciple making I am going to need approximately $1500 for each trip.  Please help me realize the vision to expand the kingdom of heaven through disciple making.  For more information on participating I can be contacted by phone (469.215.4327) or by email (  More can be accomplished together!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

July 2017 update

I am writing from Camp Pearl in southwest Louisiana where my family is currently serving third and fourth graders.  While we serve Kaitlyn is having a great time with her new friends.  My family has been on a journey this summer.  The journey is currently called "home ministry assignment" formerly furlough.  Though some would call furlough vacation, furlough involves much work.  In less than two months we have driven 8000 miles. We have preached and spoken in seven churches.  We have served a week in Vacation Bible School.  We have served a week at summer camp. We have shared our faith at the YMCA.  We have encouraged believers towards being more intentional about making disciples of Jesus among spheres of influence.  Please pray for God to produce spiritual fruit through home ministry.  Soon we will transition from ministry in the southern States to the northeast. Pray for God to provide and guide for the journey of faith.