From the Directors of YWAM Lebanon, PA

YWAM Youth With a Mission Lebanon, PA

To all the faithful supporters of the Colker Family:
It was 2005 when Miriam & I first met the Colker Family.  Jeff had arrived in Lebanon Pa. to study in our CDTS (Crossroads Discipleship Training School) in order to do what he and his family believed God had directed them to do. That was, to serve in Ukraine.  Since YWAM Lebanon focused our  ministry on Ukraine the Colker's felt this is the place for them to receive training and spiritual support for their mission to Ukraine.
God miraculously undertook on their behalf and the Colker's moved to Ukraine and served faithfully in areas of accounting, serving the base in Kiev and developing the Mercy Truck dental ministry.  I just returned from Ukraine September 29, 2007 after taking a team there once again and saw firsthand how successful the ministry of the dental truck has become.
As you may know, Steven has contacted a disease which is better treated in the USA and so the Colker's made a most difficult decision to return to the States and continue their ministry with YWAM Lebanon, PA. I have invited Jeff to be my assistant in our mission serving in administration and generally helping oversee the entire ministry of YWAM Lebanon, PA. In addition to these responsibilities, Jeff will continue working with the Mercy Truck dental ministry in Ukraine by sending dentists and raising awareness of the ministry as well as raising funds. I believe this will be as great a benefit to Mercy Trucks and YWAM Kiev as living in Ukraine.
I have asked Jeff to lead missions teams to Ukraine on occasion because Ukraine is the focus of YWAM Lebanon outreaches.  Since 1995 YWAM Lebanon has adopted an unreached people group in Ukraine, the Tatar people, a Muslim group who is our focus to reach for Christ.
Certainly the Colker's have made great impact on the people of Ukraine the past two years.  I believe they will continue to impact the nation and lives of people in the future, perhaps more so, only this time from State side.
Thank you for you kind and gracious support to the Colker's in the past.  I trust your heart will continue to be knit to them in the future as God directs.
David & Miriam Bauman
YWAM Lebanon, PA