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Vlad and Kristina Tsiganenko

Vlad and Kristina Tsiganenko

Missionaries to Ukraine

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Ministry Description

We enjoy serving God as a family. I am responsible for the ministry department. Also I serve on a team that helps organize camps, I am responsible for a children’s evangelism game fair program, and take part in street evangelism. In addition, I serve in the maintenance department and help maintain our campus. Kristina is the manager of the cafe here, on campus. But the main thing that inspires us - is the opportunity to be so close with young people who want to know God and the Bible, talk to them, invite them over, share life with them and help them to grow in Christ.

About Vlad

I was born in a family where my mom was a genuine Christian, and my dad had problems with alcohol. Since childhood, I heard the Gospel but accepted Christ only at the age of 16 at a Word of Life Camp in Ukraine. God drastically changed my life. That same summer I decided to study at Word of Life Bible Institute and dedicated my life to serve God full time. In 2016, I became a missionary with Word of Life Ukraine.

I met a nice girl in WOL UA camp, where she had her summer ministry. Six years she became my wife. We got married on August 4th, 2020.

Kristina is from Kazakhstan. She studied in WOL Hungary for one year. After her study she served 6 years in another mission organization, she is a web designer. When she moved to Ukraine as my wife, she started to help in ministry here. After several months it became clear that it is impossible to keep her previous job and be effective here, so she quit and joined my ministry, so to say "full time".

Fun fact: Bible Mission, where Kristina previously worked, is a longtime partner of WOL Ukraine.

Life Verse

And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again. 2 Corinthians 5:15