by Andrii Stupak
Andrii reflects on his ministry assignment as one of the leaders for the CREW Servant Leader discipleship program for teens at the DPB Training Center. God used this time and training to enable Andrii to return to Ukraine and start SU Ukraine CREW.
The last 2 weeks I had a great opportunity to be in camp as a leader of the Crew team. Through this time we had a lot of highlights and funny moments together. I had a chance to get to know and fall in love with my team. Every day we had to do some chores like setting up the tables for meals, doing dishes, and cleaning the house and outside. I’m thankful to God that He brought these amazing people together and gave us the opportunity to meet each other and serve together. Besides chores we also played a lot of games and communicated and read the Bible.
During camp God spoke to me a lot through His Word and through my team. In John 15:5-6 it says:
5“I am the vine, and you are the branches. If you stay joined to me, and I to you, you will produce plenty of fruit. But separated from me you won’t be able to do anything. 6If you don’t stay joined to me, you will be like a branch that has been thrown out and has dried up. All the dead branches like that are gathered up, thrown into the fire and burned.
One of our tasks was to cut unnecessary and dead tree branches and burn them. It helped me to imagine how important it is to serve God and to bear plenty of fruits to Him, and what I have to do to reach that.
I praise the Lord for Crew team 2018 and the amazing time we had together.