Project Odessa Life HOLIDAY Update | Holiday Shopping for Missions!

   SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS Hello Jacoby and Lera here! This month we are going to keep this update short and sweet and just ask for gobs o’ prayer! We have a couple very important short and sweet announcements first! ~Please keep your eyes peeled for the Christmas letter coming soon to your physical mailing address! (If … Continue reading

Some say Jesus was a lunatic? | Project Odessa Life Prayer Update

  Liar, Lunatic, or LORD? Amazingly at camp this summer, after having repeated the Gospel explicitly in numerous ways, you come to realize how real spiritual blindness is. Even moments after explaining the Gospel to people and asking them to articulate it back, you hear all kinds of distortions. You can literally see the spiritual … Continue reading

Valeriia's Update ~ September 2012

Good day friends! Do you remember being in love? Do you remember how it was? Do you remember not sleeping and not eating or eating too much? It draws you to the person you are in love with. You want to be near all the time, you want to hold hands all the time and … Continue reading

Project Odessa Life | Monthly Ministry/Prayer Update | August 2012

Did you know? Ukraine is considered to be 79.01% Christian by Operation World. According to Wikipedia a survey from 2006 indicates: Eastern Orthodox – 26.8% Catholic – 5.9% Protestants – 0.9% Jewish – 0.1% other – 3.8% no affiliation/not aware – 62.5% The Orthodox and the Catholics do not believe the Gospel means Jesus + … Continue reading

If You Only Read One….Make It This One!

Monthly Ministry/Prayer Update The last couple weeks at camp has been one of the most fruitful and worthwhile things I have ever been involved in! To hear more just follow the link to the NEW VIDEO UPDATE. If you only ever watched just one of my video updates, please make it THIS ONE. 🙂   … Continue reading

Project Odessa Life | Monthly Ministry/Prayer Update | June 2012

   Watch this months update on video:     Scroll to the bottom to read up on our current prayer requests!        7th of July English Club Picnic    PRAYER REQUESTS   1. Mark and Kim (the head pastor we are interning under) just returned a couple weeks ago from the States. Please pray for them … Continue reading

Project Odessa Life | Monthly Ministry/Prayer Update | June 2012

Visionaries Wanted! At times I’ve shared my hopes and dreams with friends. I remember once sharing a big dream with someone and after asking him how it sounded, he said it, “sounds like a pipe dream!” Well, whatever be said I can’t be accused of not working hard and not giving it a try. It … Continue reading

Project Odessa Life | Have We Failed? | Monthly Ministry/Prayer Update | May 2012

  Has Project Odessa Life utterly failed before we’ve barely gotten underway?   For the past three months it’s been an intense geographic journey down the West Coast and an intense spiritual journey as well. We had no idea how things would turn out when we stepped out in faith to build a financial and … Continue reading

Official Public Thanks for Everyone’s Help!

Check out the —–>MISSIONS IN THE CONCRETE JUNGLE PRESENTATION VIDEO Check out more of Mike’s artwork at If anyone is interested in a full service ethical financial advisor who can help you manage God’s money and assist with funding of a future building project in Ukraine, CONTACT MATTHEW BURNIAS @ 1-562-217-5391 Check out Thrivent … Continue reading

Official Thank You from Lera!

Special Financial & Prayer Update | April 2012 | Project Odessa Life

  Video edited by Plain English TV   In next months update we will return to our regular update style, and plan to officially and publicly thank everyone for all their generosity and hospitlaity in helping us out on this trip. It is remarkable how God has taken care of us through all of your … Continue reading

Valeriia’s Update ~ March 2012

  How do you know that you are doing something right?   A few days ago an American team from Iowa came to Odessa to help us minister together. One of the goals that we had during this week was to do English club with people and in the same time to be able to … Continue reading