Saszko - krakow, poland
Saszko was born in Western Ukraine, a former Polish territory that became part of Ukraine during World War Two.
Saszko came to faith at the age of 12 in a big Baptist church in the city of Lviv where he attended an English course ran by American missionaries and met local believers who explained the gospel to him.
After high school, Saszko went to Bible college where he studied theology for four years. During this time, Saszko was involved in helping two different church plants. One was a Baptist church that became his sending church on a mission to Poland, and the other was a Presbyterian church plant.
After Bible college, Saszko became a missionary to Poland serving with European Christian Mission before moving to the small mountain town of Rabka in Southern Poland where he worked with youth and established a Christian English school.
Saszko then moved to Krakow where he is currently leading a small church-planting team in the city. The hope is to start a church that will be more culturally relevant, reverent and liturgical in its worship. Saszko and his team members have embraced this vision and together hosted their first public service in October 2015.