Calling to missionary service
Photoalbum "Ministry in L'viv"
Children's evangelism ministry
Sunday Worship Services
Vacation Bible School (VBS)
Evangelical camp for teenagers
Home Bible Study
Children sunday school, bible baptist church, L'viv
Christian Bookstore "Lighthouse" in L'viv
Higgins family photo album 1993-2007
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The Ministry of the Higgins Family
in L’viv, Ukraine,
EVANGELISTIC TEEN CAMP
SUMMER 2004, CARPATHIAN MOUNTAINS
Summer camp is one of the most effective means of working with teenagers, so we decided to use this avenue to present attenders of our "Timothy Club" with the gospel. For this purpose, we rented a portion of the "Trembita" vacation camp in the Carpathian mountains, not far from the town of Slavsk.
The initiator, organizer and director of the camp was Brian Higgins. Active participants included missionaries Ken West, Dan Bardwell and Russel Wright, along with their translators. The purpose of the camp was to preach the gospel to the unsaved youth and to ground the faith of those who had already been born again.
Our ministry with the youth was blessed. By the beginning of our 3rd year in L'viv, the youth group had grown considerably. 25 young people attended the summer camp, over half of which came from non-Christian homes.
Each morning started off with exercises, led by our church translator, Yuri Zaverbniy, a graduate of the L'viv institute of physical education.
Each day after breakfast, we held open-air services, with singing and preaching.
Before the morning service, Brian and Tanya Higgins led the congregational hymn singing.
Our singing attracted the local youth and other vacationers from the resort.
Our teens and visitors (in the foreground) situated themselves right on the grass to listen to the preaching of the gospel.
Missionaries Brian Higgins, Dan Bardwell, Ken West, Russel Wright, along with our Ukrainian brethren took turns preaching God's word, using a variety of methods to expound Biblical doctrine.
One very effective help in explaining the plan of salvation to sinners was the use of Dr. Ruckman's evagelistic banners in Russian which Bro. Ken West brought to our camp.
No less effective or interesting to our young people were the "chalk talk" sermons and testimonies of Ukrainian preacher Bro. Oleg, a one-time drug abuser and prison inmate.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner at camp: always welcome and anticipated!
To improve appetites and provide a pleasant atmosphere, Brian saw to it that classical and Christian music was played in the dining hall during meals
It's always handy to have a relative in the kitchen... that way you can be served without having to wait in line!
Afternoon: leisure time. A small mountain river flowed through the camp grounds, just right for splashing.
Nature's beauty brings out the best in all of us!
Alla Kuvayeva and youth director Yura Grischenko.
Campwide game: "Living words"
Each participant received one letter of the alphabet that was attached to their shirt. At the signal, they had to come up with a word containing 4 letters, find the remaining necessary 3 letters, and form the words by joining hands.
"Letters" looking for each other
This game was enjoyed by all: adults, youth and children!
The evening service was held in the dining hall after dinner.
Brian Higgins leading the singing and preaching God's word
Camp photo humor
Gotta shave each morning without fail!!!
On holidays or in everyday life, friends forever!