Andrew Bulyhin has been a part of World Reach since 2000 and serves in Sumy, Ukraine. He has worked closely with the Bible Institute ministry serving as a coordinator, translator, and teacher. In addition, he has had an active ministry with summer youth camps.
Andrew is a leader at Gospel House Baptist Church. Increasing numbers of international students began coming to Sumy to study at local universities and some began attending Gospel House. As a result, in 2011 the idea for an international church was born. In 2012, Andrew began the role of church planter for World Reach to help establish a church for the growing number of international students with services held in English.
Andrew’s focus is on developing relationships with university students, sharing the Gospel, and getting students connected to the Church family.
Over 1,000 international students study at universities in Sumy, representing over 40 countries. Countries of origin include Iraq, Nigeria, Turkey, Syria, Tanzania, China, India, and Australia. A majority of the students are Muslim, though many African students are from areas with Christian influence.
Pray that many more students will come to church services and events and for future church leaders to be raised among the international students!