20 Year Old Gardiner, Maine Resident Heading to Ukraine For 90 Day Volunteer Stint

DavesPaper.com | by David Ireland | August 11, 2022

Dima Tripp and his younger brother, Daniel were adopted six years ago by Pastor Ramsey and Kirstin Tripp of Gardiner, Maine. But Dima’s heart has been with his motherland since Putin’s ruthless invasion.

After four or five attempts, he finally landed a volunteer opportunity that will have Dima in Ukraine for 90 days.

Dima is traveling to Ukraine on August 19th and will stay for three months. He will be working with military chaplains in a de-occupied area, to serve people living in Ukraine who have been deeply affected by the ongoing conflict. They will be delivering food, medical supplies, and Bibles, and Dima will be documenting both the ministry efforts as well as the stories of Ukrainian people, according to his GiveSendGo profile.

DavesPaper.com caught up with Dima at his home in Gardiner this week. Here is his story as he shares how he connected with this opportunity and what he will be doing there.

Below is the announcement video that he and dad filmed last week.

Readers can support Dima’s project by going to GiveSendGo.

At the time of publishing this article, Dima has raised $ 5,600 of his $ 7,000 budget.

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