Andrii & Ellissa Petrenko
Ukraine | Discipler through Sports Ministry | Eurasian Sport Leadership School
Andrii serves as a program director for Ukrainian Christian Sport Academy (UCSA) in Kyiv, Ukraine. Ellissa has recently joined him in his full-time ministry in Ukraine. They are excited for all God has in store for them together. Andrii, along with five other coaches, train 160 kids at two locations. As a precondition to be part of the academy the kids must participate in Bible study during the practice. All the kids have the opportunity to hear the whole story of the Bible from a very early age. UCSA provides an opportunity to influence, not only the kids but also the families and the community as a whole. Andrii and Ellissa are a part of a group of other like-minded families that have started a church at UCSA. They are hoping to have an even bigger impact for Christ within the local community. Andrii also helps facilitate a Christian Football Union of Ukraine (CFUU). CFUU is a partnership among Christian coaches that provide football courses and training for spiritual and holistic development. CFUU is a platform for competitions, camps, and partnerships among more than 35 active soccer ministries in Ukraine. The ministry he partners with, SportQuest, has focused on empowering people to live their life with vision, to discover their purpose, and to serve a greater cause than any one organization — one that brings eternal change to our world. Learn more about SportsQuest here.