About Us

summer 2012

Mark and Donna McDonnel are missionaries with WorldVenture serving in Kyiv, Ukraine. We are originally from Texas but we now feel like our home is in Kyiv, where the Lord has directed our hearts and lives.  Our oldest daughter Anna and now our son Benjamin are currently a college students and living in the U.S.

Through teaching, discipleship and evangelism, we are training Ukrainian believers to be grounded in the Word of God, and to make disciples and grow churches in Ukraine and beyond (Matthew 28:18-20; 2 Timothy 2:2).  In addition to working at the Kiev Seminary, it is our privilege to work in our church’s ministry to those with disabilities. We consider this an important ministry and dear to the heart of God.  Life can sometimes be difficult in Ukraine, and it is doubly so for those with disabilities.


4 Responses to About Us

  1. Linda says:

    nice family picture!

    I just tried to submit a comment on Donna’s page, but then WordPress said there was an Error. =(

    I told Donna that I, too, love Understood Betsy!!!!!
    Ialso mentioned that soon I’ll be going to Philly with my brother Mark and his wife Ruth and their two little girls, Tany & Sveta, 8 and 7 y.o. who they adopted in April from St. Petersburg. =) They’re beautiful and playful, energetic children!!!!
    I hope this one gets sent to you.
    Love and prayers,

  2. steve boles says:

    I will be in Ukraine a bit later this summer. I would like to meet with you, if possible, to discuss your disability ministry. Our organization, Mark 2 Ministries, also has a disability ministry in Ukraine (Zhytomyr). Email me if you get this…


    steve boles

  3. Anna says:

    Okay, Mommy and Daddy, I love you, but we need a new picture of us :o)

  4. Anna says:

    Yay, we now have a current picture! I’m sorry Mommy, if I sounded demanding – I’m amazed at all you do to keep up with these sites, as well as “Donna’s Takes”…good job and well done; it looks great!

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