Amanda has been serving in Ukraine since 2005. With a burden for the children and youth, she has ministered in orphanages and detention centers since she first arrived. Throughout the years, as she watched these children grow up and repeat the same heart-breaking mistakes of their addicted parents, her focus shifted to supporting these aged-out orphans as they transition from the orphanage into their adult lives. Through bible studies, support programs and transition homes she is working to see the cycle of poverty, abandonment and hopelessness broken in their lives.
Amanda has invested herself in working alongside local ministries and churches to see them grow and spread the Gospel all over the country. In addition to her work in her city of Krivoy Rog, she travels around Ukraine to support and encourage village pastors and ministries through preaching, teaching, children’s camps and outreaches.