We have been seeing the images and hearing the stories coming out of Ukraine. The situation there is tense and all are wondering if this will be the end of Ukrainian independence. The story that we are not hearing in our media is about the response of Evangelical Christians in Ukraine. A prayer tent was set up by the Independence Square where people received encouragement from believers and prayers asking for God's peace. Pastors have been preaching to thousands about where our true peace comes from - only from God! The protestors have been encouraged to call out to God asking for His Spirit to work to overcome the entrenched corruption not only of government leaders but in their own individual hearts as well. Christians have ministered to the physical and spiritual needs of the people.
Pray for Ukraine. Pray for God to strengthen the Christians to be faithful in proclaiming the Good News of Salvation through Jesus Christ.
Many of our church family know that we have been planning a trip for our High Schoolers to go to Ukraine in June. Due to the current situation there we have changed the destination of that trip to Panama instead. Our teens will have an incredible opportunity to minister to an entirely different population. Please pray for that as well.