Andrii & Olya Oiovych
Andriy was born in Lutsk, Ukraine in 1991, the year that Ukraine gained its independence. From a young age, he has loved sports and being active. It was through soccer that he was introduced to Christians in 2007 and to his church, Fimiam. Through evangelistic outreaches like summer camp, he heard the gospel and put his faith in Christ. Since that time he has been committed to various ministries in the church. In 2011, he married Olya, with whom he serves in a youth ministry to younger teenagers. In 2013, they had a daughter, Tina.
In 2015, God began to use Andriy’s love for sports again and instilled in him a desire to begin a floorball ministry in the church. Around that time, he was introduced to EDGE Sports in Ukraine, which confirmed his call to serve youth through sports. Now Andriy uses his gifts on Josiah Venture’s Ukraine team, helping other churches run quality sports ministries for teenagers and make disciples in the process. He dreams about changing the general culture of sports in Ukraine by changing the hearts of the young people involved in the EDGE league and pointing them to Christ.