Awakening Services

Who we are:

Awakening services are youth services aimed at reaching the Slavic youth of Sacramento with the Gospel. These services happen 3-6 times a year and are held either at church or at a park/outside venue. Youth from multiple churches participates in these youth services.


Our mission:

Our desire is to reach the Slavic youth of Sacramento with the Gospel of Jesus Christ for repentance, renewal and revival. Our key verse is 2 Chronicles 7:14 “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”


What we do:

There are two types of Awakening services but they both serve the same purpose. The service at the church includes a night of music and worship with a short Gospel message. After the message, time is given for response and prayer. Pastors are present to take confessions and to provide pastoral guidance and counseling. The Awakening services at the park offer a larger scope of activities, including volleyball, games for the kids, jump houses and free food, as well as live music and a Gospel message toward the end of the event.


How you can get involved:

You can get involved in this ministry by attending an Awakening service and inviting your friends. You can also help by passing out flyers for the service prior to the event.  If you are a seasoned musician or a sound engineer, we really need your help! Join the Outreach Band to get plugged in.


Additionally, for the park Awakening services, we need:

  1. Muscle Power – We need people to load and unload sound equipment, chairs, tables, etc. and transport this stuff to and from the event.
  2. Food Team – You don’t need cooking skills to join this team. You just need to be willing to set up the food area, distribute food with a great big smile, and stay after the event to clean up.
  3. Stage Set Up Team – We need muscle power to set up the stage prior to the event and break it down after the event.
  4. Personal Evangelism Team – If you can strike up with casual conversation with a stranger, we have a job for you. During the event, we need people to walk around and meet people, all the while sharing with them the message of the Gospel one on one.
  5. Prayer team – If you are a spiritual leader in your church (youth leader, small group leader, pastor, etc), we need you to be available to pray with people after the Gospel message.


How you can pray for us:

  1. Pray for the young people who will come to the Awakening services. Pray that the Word they hear will lead to repentance, renewal and revival.
  2. Pray for the Holy Spirit to fill the speakers with power to preach the Word boldly.
  3. Pray for the musicians to be Spirit-filled.
  4. Pray for wisdom and strength for the organizers of these Awakening services.


How you can financially support us:

To cover the expenses associated with the park Awakening services, please make checks payable to “Missionary Gospel Church” with “Awakening Service Ministry” in the memo field. Or, give cash donations to David Mazur or Peter Smolin and you will receive a cash receipt.


Contact Information:

If you want us to host an Awakening service at your church, contact us.


David Mazur



Peter Smolin



Sam Silchuk



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