July 2018 Update
The match has been met!
It’s official. The KTS Matching Grant program has been fully funded!
With the June 30th deadline approaching, the match donors were moved by your generosity to make up the difference between what we had raised and the full matching grant. This is a wonderful blessing from God. It means that much needed work can proceed as planned to expand the ministry of Kiev Theological Seminary.
My first thoughts are how faithful God has been through the 20+ years of KTS. It is always such a thrill to see God at work and how He provides through generous people like you. Second, we are so thankful for the faithful service of the KTS staff. Anatoliy and Galyna have devoted their lives to being available to be used by God for this work. New KTS leaders have developed or arrived to take on critical teaching and leadership roles. Next, we greatly appreciate the role that other organizations have played in the KTS story. SEND International has been such a great long-term partner especially during these past nine months. I want to acknowledge their whole team from dedicated missionary teachers to the SEND leadership team. KTS and this matching program look very different today because of their faithful support. No doubt, there are many more that should be acknowledged, but I think we all come to the full realization that God’s provision is accompanied by His people being willing to be used by Him for His purposes.
Where do we go from here? Well, the good news is there are still some additional contributions that are coming in so it is not too late to participate in this matching program. The match donors would prefer that more people be involved so we can count on additional prayer support in the coming months. The next step is the KTS leadership team continues to prioritize the work to be done. Work has already begun on a sewer line and a much-needed wall. Reports on their progress will be forthcoming. Personally, I can’t wait to see the new accommodations for student and the new kitchen!
Last, I want to express my deepest gratitude for each of you that have participated in this program. From the most modest sacrificial gift to the largest, every dollar will be used as wisely as we are able. Thank you so much for entrusting the KTS team with this opportunity!