Just last week, five innocent civilians lost their lives while waiting at a bus stop, including a beloved sister from the church we serve. Please keep the church in your prayers as the Russians continue to bomb the area on a daily basis.
Despite constant threats against his life from Russian occupiers, this pastor has continued to serve his community with unwavering faith and commitment.
I am proud to write about the efforts of our Ukrainian partner church, Church of Praise - Odesa and their refugee food distribution program.
Six years ago, Sergei was called to be a missionary in the south of Ukraine. And having married 3 years ago, he and his wife were in full time service of the church.
War and violence have long cast a shadow over the future for many Ukrainians. The nation continues to experience kamikaze drone strikes on critical infrastructure, including electric and thermal power plants, as well as missile attacks on civilian targets.