Last Thursday, Russia followed through on its longstanding threat to invade neighboring Ukraine. The Ukrainian people have stood their ground, even though their country is at a substantial disadvantage in military resources. The Russian attack initially targeted Ukrainian military installations, but now residential areas have come under fire. Some Ukrainian residents have temporarily abandoned their homes and sought shelter in subway stations and other underground locations that provide protection from Russian bombs. Others have fled the country.
The situation is dire, but the latest reports indicate that most Apostolic believers, churches, pastors, and missionaries are safe. One of our national leaders reported that Ukrainian believers are experiencing supernatural protection and assurance thanks to the prayers of Apostolics around the globe. “It’s like we feel an angelic presence around us,” he noted.
We are grateful for this report and urge you to continue praying for the church in Ukraine, as well as the nation at-large. Global Missions has set up a fund to help provide humanitarian aid, including food, medicine, and other supplies, to those who are suffering. You can donate to this effort by visiting the Global Missions giving portal. Select “Ukraine Humanitarian Aid” on the “My donation is for” tab, and one hundred percent of your contribution will be used to aid the people of Ukraine.
Once again, please continue praying for Ukraine and for our fellow believers in Russia and surrounding nations. We believe God can use these tragic events to bring revival and promote the spread the gospel in eastern Europe and beyond.
Sincerely in Christ,
David K. Bernard
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