Author Archives: Ignite Europe

Thank You, Isa

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If I’ve learned anything being a missionary evangelist in dangerous places, it’s that God does some of His most creative work there and it’s important to obey Him quickly when He tells me something. That’s exactly what happened on my recent trip to Istanbul, Turkey. The country is 98% Muslim, and Christian evangelism is illegal. […]

One Hope Bolzano

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Very clearly, the Holy Spirit said to me, “Shawn, you have five minutes to get out of here before there is big trouble.” That’s how our One Hope event in Bolzano, Italy wrapped up. The entire event was nothing like we had anticipated, and I’m happy I’m still here to tell you about it. Our […]

155 People Give Their Lives to Jesus in Krivoy Rog

Krivoy Rog, a city in east Ukraine, is the longest city in Europe, at just over 120 km. It’s spread out and broken into many different zones. In Soviet times, this city was the outpost of the steel, metal, and mining industries. Most of the city was built by prisoners. Seventy percent of those prisoners […]

Angelina: Fed, Healed, and Saved

While evangelizing on the streets of Odessa, Ukraine, my team and I met Angelina, a woman whose angelic name should have indicated her destiny, but she was caught in the snares of the Enemy. Angelina approached our tent and asked if we could spare any food. She hadn’t eaten in three days. I gave her […]

The Seed Project—Distribution Weekend Recap

We started The Seed Project last year. This initiative was born out of a desire to share the gospel with every person in our hometown.  In addition to the larger scale evangelism we do, like speaking at conferences or churches and hosting massive, city-wide events and outreaches, we had a burden to make a personal […]

Famous Like Jackie Chan—A Story of Healing and Salvation in a Russian Souvenir Shop

“Oh hey, that’s Jackie Chan!” my buddy, Jason Chin, said, pointing at a picture on the wall. Jason and I were in Russia doing ministry and speaking in Moscow, Syktyvkar, and St. Petersburg. On our last day of the trip, we stopped in a souvenir shop in St. Petersburg to pick up gifts for our […]

Missionary Adventures in Europe

Tanja and I stepped off the airplane in Zürich in December of 2016 with 13 suitcases containing all our possessions and our two young kids in tow. We were venturing into the unknown with an assignment from God to spread the good news of Jesus to the people of Europe. We stood in faith on […]

Update From Yan

It has been a whirlwind for Karen and me as we have jumped into our evangelism work here in Ukraine.  We speak at conferences, do street evangelism, visit people at their homes, bring food to the poor and hungry, and visit hospitals. We get to pray for people, share the gospel with them, and even […]

Meet Ignite Europe’s New Evangelists

We are so excited to introduce you to the two newest Ignite Europe team members. Karen Zelfimyan and Yan Hrosu are officially on board as staff evangelists.  We met Karen during the year-long process of planning and executing One Hope Odessa. He’s been our translator and evangelism partner, and has become close friend. He’s done […]

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