Svyatoslav & Khrystya Garvas

Svyatoslav (Syava) has lived in Lviv, Ukraine his entire life. He came to know Jesus through a youth outreach program at New Life Church, which has become like a family to him. Syava has been serving in youth ministry for over a decade, which is also where he met his future wife, Khrystya. He has been the main youth pastor in his church since 2005. In 2008, New Life Church partnered with JV for an evangelistic English camp. Since that time, Syava has served with JV to train and equip other churches in Ukraine to effectively utilize evangelism camps and discipleship tools like outdoor ministry. In 2014, Syava felt the need to equip other Ukrainian youth groups and leadership teams in disciple-making. He is the main teacher in Ukraine for Josiah Venture's Walk 2:6 leadership training material on the strategy of Christ. He has boldly stepped into the undeveloped sphere of training youth pastors in Ukraine. Already, he is seeing God's leading change the youth ministry landscape in many different churches and denominations across the country. Svyatoslav and Khrysta love God and youth, and they greatly enjoy serving in youth ministry together. Currently, Khrysta is serving across the border involved in humanitarian aid and refugee assistance with JV and our local European church partners, while Svyatoslav is serving inside of Ukraine offering humanitarian aid and refugee assistance with our local church partners.

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