Ministering in Ukraine

Hello, and welcome to the internet home of the Sobie family! My  name is Scott, and our family has a desire to serve the Lord by serving the people of Ukraine where Oksana, my wife, was raised and where we have felt the call of God. This web site is an opportunity for us to post regular updates so that you, our friends and prayer supporters, can effectively know how our family is doing, what we are doing, and how you can pray! May Jesus Christ be honored and glorified! Thank you, and we hope that you enjoy our site!

A Peek Behind the Scenes

Ministry Update


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Population: 45 million

Percentage of Evangelical Christians: less than 2%

Life Expectancy: 68 years old (77 years in the U.S.)

HIV/AIDS:  1.1% (one of highest in Europe)

Casualties from the current war in East Ukraine:  over 6,000



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Where Are We in Ukraine?

Oksana's Story

Family/Ministry Photo Gallery

Financial Support

The website of the fifteen stories we collected with Dan Glick to be published and distributed as booklets throughout Ukraine

"Converted to Christ"

An ebook of photographs from my 2015 pilgrimage to Israel, and HERE'S A LINK to the incredible tour of Israel which I would highly recommend!

"Following In His Steps"

1) Please continue to pray with us that God would help our family to continue to minister and be a blessing to the churches (as well as evangelistic outreach) during the complications that covid-19 have created here in Ukraine.  

2) Thank you for praying for our children, David and Dasha, who are now living in the United States.  We miss them and it's not easy to be so far apart.  

3) Pray for our homeschool year and also as Diana finishes her senior year and makes decisions about what will be next for her future.  

  I briefly stepped onto the bus with my daughters to pay their fare to the city of Zaporozhye where they were traveling to see friends.  After I had exited and the girls found their seats, an elderly woman leaned forward to Diana and asked her, “Was that your father who just left?”

  Diana looked at her but didn’t recognized the woman.  “Why, yes, that was my father.”

  The lady smiled.  “I know who you are!  He’s the pastor in our village, Balki.”  

  Diana nodded.  “That’s right…”

  “And I’ll tell you how I know about you,” the lady excitedly continued.... (continue reading)