East-West Church & Ministry Report
Vol. 7, No. 4, Fall 1999, Covering the Former Soviet Union and East Central Europe
A Sampling of Sports and Camp Ministries in the Former Soviet Union and East Central Europe

Alpha Social Union (Kazan, Russia)
Church-based karate club that includes Bible teaching for children during karate sessions

Sergei Khitev
562510 Kazan

Athletes in Action- Poland (Warsaw and Zdunska, Poland)
Works within the Polish professional sports community; led by a former professional soccer player

Zbyszek Masewicz, Director
Athletes in Action-Poland
ul. Polnej Rozy 1C
02-798 Warszawa, POLAND
Tel: 48-22-648-9818
Fax:  48-22-648-9826

Athletes in Action-Eurasia
(Russia [Daghestan, Tatarstan, Komi, Yakutia, Osetia], Kazakhstan, Georgia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan)
Provides evangelism and discipleship in sports schools, reform schools, and prisons, as well as evangelism at athletic events

Carl Dambman
New Life-Eurasia
kvartal 29-30 Novie Cheriomushki
ul. Namiotkina, korpus 5
117420 Moscow, RUSSIA
Tel: 7-095-719-7779
Fax: 7-095-719-7789

Christian Camping International (Former Soviet Union)
Exists to equip, train, and resource Christian camping leaders in over 100 locations in the former Soviet Union

Dr. Aleksandr A. Kharitonov
Christian Camping Intl.-Russia/CIS
ul. Ordzhonokidze  35-1-3
196158  St.Petersburg, RUSSIA
Tel/fax:  7-812-127-1678

Dan DeGroat, Director
Russia/CIS Ministries Office
24651 CR 448
Van, TX 75790
Tel:  903-569-3482
Fax:  903-569-1521

Christian Sports Outreach International (Ukraine, Czech Republic)
Uses sports as a platform to enter various segments of society, including orphanages, hospitals, prisons, and street outreach

Jack Isleib
Box 2823
Vero Beach, FL  32961-2823

Viktor Ekimov (Omsk,Russia)
Local church member using former sports career to reach other athletes for Christ

Viktor Ekimov
Toustuho 5-59
644059 Omsk, RUSSIA

Every Generation Ministries (Poland, Hungary)
Provides leadership training for church youth ministries, including camping ministry

Daniel Watts, President
Skr. Poczt. 1
30-960 Krakow 1, POLAND

Good Sports
(Slovakia, Hungary)
Uses baseball clinics to provide physical, emotional, and spiritual nourishment for children

Tom Johnson
Church of the Open Door
6421 45th Ave. N
Minneapolis, MN 55428-5299
Tel:  612-537-4495
Marc LiVecche

Tree of Eternal Life Association High School Evangelism Fellowship (Tambov, Voronezh, and Movshansk, Russia)
Provides camps, Bible clubs,and rallies for high school students

Donna Macomber
High School Evangelism Fellowship
Box 7, Bergenfield, NJ  07621
Tel:  201-387-1750
Fax:  201-387-1348

Rick Kirschman, Russia Coordinator
Tree of Eternal Life Association
Box 9
392001 Tambov-01
Tel:  7-0752-51-70-42
Fax:  7-0752-73-33-86

Hockey Ministries International (Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Czech Republic)
Hockey ministry to the hockey world

Don Liesemer, President
Hockey Ministries International
Box 36, Beaconsfield QC
Canada H9W 5T6
Tel:  514-626-3000
Fax: 514-626-1976

International Bible Society (Majority of countries in Europe)
Publishes Bibles and other materials for outreach, including literature for athletes

Joseph Panker
IBS Europe
Box 205
S-52423 Herrljunga, SWEDEN
Tel:  46-513-21-930
Fax:  46-513-21-501

International Christian Church of St. Petersburg (St. Petersburg, Russia)
Local church-based sport outreaches with Bible studies; camp ministry with street children

Annette Mitskevich
ul. Voronezhskaya, 38
St. Petersburg, RUSSIA
Tel:  7-812-167-1975

International Messengers (Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Latvia)
Evangelistic English language camps including Bible studies and basketball

Darwin Anderson
110 Orchard Court
Clear Lake, IA  50428
Tel:  515-357-6700
Fax: 515-357-6791

KEMPO Sport Club (Kazan, Russia)
Karate club evangelizing children

Artem Barabanov
Box 112
42016 Kazan, RUSSIA
Tel:  7-8432-22-70-6134

Kingdom Ventures (Former Soviet Union)
Youth camp leadership development with sports as a major component

Dave Loewen, President
Box 18, Group 540 RR5
Winnipeg, MB  R2C 2Z2, CANADA
Tel:  204-224-4175
Fax:  204-222-2260

Kovcheg Youth Center (Adagei Republic, Russia)
Christian youth center using sports, camps, Bible studies, and music for outreach

Vladislav Gomonovich
ul. Shevgenova 17
Kozet, Takhtaniikaiskii district
Krasnodar Region, RUSSIA

Little Lambs Ministry (Ukraine)
Orphan ministry partnering with local churches for the spiritual and physical needs of orphans

Renate Kurz
Box 87463
Carol Stream, IL  60188
Tel:  630-260-1947
Fax:  630-260-1991

Missionary Athletes International (Russia, Czech Republic)
Soccer ministry using tours, clinics, and Bible studies to reach soccer community and others with the Gospel

Tom Fite
Missionary Athletes International
18485 Root Rd.
Chagrin Falls, OH 44023
Tel: 440-543-2428
E-mail: tfite@aisint.org

Bill Galipault
Fotbal Plus
Hakenova 464/11
290 01 Podebrady, Czech Republic
Tel/fax:  42-0-324-3801

Nabat (Russia)
Camps, clubs and outreaches, including sports, to children

Vladislav Vovk, Director
Istra, Mosow Region, RUSSIA
Tel: 7-09631-51654

New Life-Moldova (Moldova)
Campus Crusade ministry using sports to build relationships for evangelism and discipleship

Boris Tcacenco
Blvd. Traian 23/1, apt. 454
2060 Chisinau, MOLDOVA
Tel/fax:  3732-77-4706

Tae-kwon-do Federation of Moldova (Romania, Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Armenia, Belarus, Moldova)
Sport organization whose president uses facilities and staff for ministry

Ion Keptene, President
M. Basarab 5/5-59
2045 Chisinau, MOLDOVA
Tel: 3732-32 37 10
Fax: 3732-32 36 36

Arkadii Tarusin (Kolomna and Voskresensk, Russia)
Local church reaching out to athletes

Pastor Arkadii Tarusin
ul. Makeeva 14-67
140407 Kolomna, RUSSIA

United Sports Ministry (Russia)
Uses hockey and wrestling to reach unreached people groups

John McIntosh, Director
United Sports Ministry
Kvartal 29-30 Novie Cheriomushki
ul. Namiotkina, korpus 5
117420 Moscow, RUSSIA
Tel: 7-095-719-7945
Fax: 7-095-719-7890

Unlimited Potential (Work in over 40 countries)
Baseball tours and camps reaching professional athletes and children with Gospel

Tom Roy
Box 1355
Warsaw, IN  46581
Tel:  219-267-7988
Fax:  219-267-6190

A Sampling of Sports and Camp Ministries in the Former Soviet Union and East Central Europe," East-West Church & Ministry Report 7 (Fall 1999), 6-7.

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