In western Ukraine lies a vibrant 750-year-old cultural and intellectual center that is the picturesque city of L’viv. Heero became interested in serving there for the first time while visiting L’viv in 2001. Born on the southern tip of Africa, Heero immigrated to the U.S. with his family in 1986, where he eventually finished seminary. Through a summer internship with MTW in Odessa, Ukraine, God narrowed Heero’s childhood call to ministry, and in 1997 he moved to Nikolaev, Ukraine, to lead a church-planting team. Four years later he coached another church-planting team in Kyiv.
Anya was born above the Arctic Circle on the northern tip of Russia. Her family moved to Nikolaev in 1986 where Anya finished school. In Kyiv Anya received her master’s in international economics, and her expertise developed into public relations while working eight years with Procter & Gamble in Ukraine. Heero and Anya married in 2002.
The Hacquebords serve in L’viv to help plant and grow a vibrant Reformed church there and in other parts of western Ukraine. Please consider partnering with them as they pursue being used by the Holy Spirit in serving the people of Western Ukraine with the gospel of Jesus Christ.