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Churches in Occupied Ukraine Face Increasing Persecution

UKRAINE — Hundreds of churches have been forced to close in the occupied territories of Ukraine by Russian troops and there are reports that at least 70 pastors have been killed. In response Christian charity Mission Eurasia is providing support to the churches that have remained open in the region. As the war in Ukraine… Continue reading Churches in Occupied Ukraine Face Increasing Persecution

Courageous Women in War: Interview Brave Women in Ukraine Whose Husbands Risk Their Lives on the Frontline

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MEDIA ADVISORY — This is your opportunity to cover a unique event for approximately 50 courageous women in Ukraine whose husbands risk their lives every day to help others and bring God’s comfort on the frontline of the war. These women and pastors’ wives face deadly missile attacks on their own communities day and night.… Continue reading Courageous Women in War: Interview Brave Women in Ukraine Whose Husbands Risk Their Lives on the Frontline

Disaster Relief Non-profit All Hands and Hearts Launches Program in Western Ukraine for Internally Displaced People (IDPs)

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UZHHOROD, UKRAINE — All Hands and Hearts (AHAH), a non-profit organization that provides community-inspired, volunteer-powered disaster relief to international communities, has launched a crisis relief program in Western Ukraine two years after Russia’s brutal invasion. Since the invasion, All Hands and Hearts has been addressing the unique needs of Ukrainian refugees and internally displaced people… Continue reading Disaster Relief Non-profit All Hands and Hearts Launches Program in Western Ukraine for Internally Displaced People (IDPs)

CityServe Benefit Held in Nashville to Help Those in Need in War-torn Regions of Ukraine and Israel

Bishop Anatoly from Ukraine (third from left) joins CityServe leadership on stage in Nashville to tell of the 1,800 churches he leads in the region, many of them providing safe refuge in a war torn country Photo by CityServe International

BAKERSFIELD, CA — The CityServe International church empowerment network hosted a dinner and benefit concert on Wednesday in Nashville to honor heroes on the frontlines in war-torn Israel and Ukraine. The evening featured captivating stories of bravery and faith in the face of horror. Award-winning artists Michael W. Smith and Danny Gokey headlined the benefit… Continue reading CityServe Benefit Held in Nashville to Help Those in Need in War-torn Regions of Ukraine and Israel

Ukraine War Survivor Overcomes Cancer to Help Traumatized Israelis

ISRAEL: CANCER 'WON'T STOP US SHARING GOD'S LOVE:' Ukrainian-born missionary pastor Yura and his wife Luda, who is battling Stage 4 cancer, are reaching out to suffering Israelis living on the frontline of the war, near the Gaza border. They're leaders of a Russian-speaking evangelical church in Israel supported by Illinois-based Slavic Gospel Association (SGA, www.sga.org)

LOVES PARK, IL — A Ukrainian couple facing their own life-and-death battle with advanced cancer are helping others suffering from anxiety and despair on the frontline of the Israel-Hamas war. Ukrainian-born Jew Yura, 51, and his wife Luda, 53, who has undergone major surgeries and multiple rounds of chemotherapy to treat Stage 4 cancer, left… Continue reading Ukraine War Survivor Overcomes Cancer to Help Traumatized Israelis

‘Wonder, Hope of Christmas’ Comes to Kids Caught in Israel, Ukraine Wars

'HOPE OF CHRISTMAS' COMES TO ISRAEL, UKRAINE: American Christians are supporting the annual Immanuel's Child Christmas program that will deliver gifts and a "star of hope" to as many as 75,000 needy children this festive season, including those living on the frontline of wars in Israel and Ukraine.

LOVES PARK, IL — A unique Christmas program is bringing the gift of hope to thousands of children caught in the devastating wars in Israel and Ukraine. American Christians are supporting the annual Christmas campaign called Immanuel’s Child that will deliver gifts and a “star of hope” to as many as 75,000 needy children this… Continue reading ‘Wonder, Hope of Christmas’ Comes to Kids Caught in Israel, Ukraine Wars

Rebuilding Lives in South Ukraine

SOUTH UKRAINE — In November 2022 Kherson in South Ukraine hit the news when it was liberated after the Russian occupation. A year later families living in a nearby village are rebuilding their lives in South Ukraine thanks to support from Christian charities like Mercy Projects More than a year after this village near Rson… Continue reading Rebuilding Lives in South Ukraine

Air Raid Alert Opens Ministry Opportunity to Ukraine’s Troops

UKRAINE — When a team from Christian organization uaants.com recently went to reach out to the soldiers serving on the front lines in Ukraine an air raid alert helped them to overcome barriers to get alongside the troops and share God’s love in action. A team from Christian organisation ANTS recently provided spiritual support to… Continue reading Air Raid Alert Opens Ministry Opportunity to Ukraine’s Troops

Christian Mountain Retreat for Families of Ukraine’s Fallen Soldiers

UKRAINE — When Christian organisation UAAnts.com first started planning a mountain retreat, their team had no idea just how important it would be for women and children who have lost their beloved husbands to the war in Ukraine. More than 20 families took part in our “A Mountain Getaway” retreat. Understanding the importance, they have… Continue reading Christian Mountain Retreat for Families of Ukraine’s Fallen Soldiers

U.S. Mission Spotlights Crisis of Ukraine’s ‘50,000 Social Orphans’

SLAVIC GOSPEL ASSOCIATION SUPPORTS EFFORT TO AID UKRAINE'S '50,000 SOCIAL ORPHANS:' As many as 50,000 "social orphans" in Ukraine, children who've been abandoned or severely neglected by their parents, desperately need to know someone cares. Illinois-based Slavic Gospel Association (SGA, www.sga.org) is responding to the escalating crisis.

LOVES PARK, IL — The war in Ukraine has caused a dramatic surge in the number of “social orphans,” according to a U.S.-based organization responding to an escalating crisis of child abandonment. Ukrainian church leaders estimate there are as many as 50,000 “hidden” social orphans, children barely surviving under the radar who’ve been abandoned or… Continue reading U.S. Mission Spotlights Crisis of Ukraine’s ‘50,000 Social Orphans’

CityServe Family Center to open in Ukraine for families affected by war

The location of the upcoming CityServe Family Center in Kyiv, Ukraine (Photo credit: CityServe International)

BAKERSFIELD, CA — This month, CityServe International will have a grand opening for their new CityServe Family Center in Kyiv, Ukraine. In partnership with churches in Ukraine, this family center will serve to heal the multi-generational trauma of a war that has already claimed over 20,000 Ukrainian lives, including many civilians. The grand opening ceremony… Continue reading CityServe Family Center to open in Ukraine for families affected by war

Russia Weaponizing Religion in War on Ukraine Says Christian Persecution Watchdog

SANTA ANA, CA — Russia has been waging a brutal campaign against Christians in Ukraine since the beginning of the invasion, cautions Global Christian Relief, America’s leading watchdog of Christian persecution. Russian soldiers have destroyed, damaged or looted nearly 500 religious buildings and houses of worship in Ukraine, and killed, imprisoned or tortured at least… Continue reading Russia Weaponizing Religion in War on Ukraine Says Christian Persecution Watchdog

Ukraine: ‘Kids of War’ Grapple with Trauma, Life-Changing Injuries

UKRAINE: 'KIDS OF WAR' FACE LIFE-CHANGING INJURIES: Ten-year-old Maryna kneels beside her bed and prays for the war in Ukraine to end. "Like thousands of children across Ukraine, Maryna is suffering the long-term effects of modern warfare," says Michael Johnson, president of Illinois-based Slavic Gospel Association (SGA, www.sga.org).

LOVES PARK, IL — Ten-year-old Maryna kneels beside her bed and prays for the war in Ukraine to end. For Maryna, the horrors of war have already left lifelong scars. Surgeons had to amputate her crushed leg after a shell exploded next to her home. Now she wears a prosthetic. Any loud noise brings her… Continue reading Ukraine: ‘Kids of War’ Grapple with Trauma, Life-Changing Injuries

Samaritan’s Purse Helping After Dam Collapse in Ukraine

SOUTHERN UKRAINE — A recent dam collapse has added to the hardships facing the resilient Ukrainian people. On June 6, the Kakhovka Dam caved in after a significant explosion, unleashing the waters of the nation’s largest reservoir on tens of thousands of people in southern Ukraine. Samaritan’s Purse quickly responded with critically needed relief for… Continue reading Samaritan’s Purse Helping After Dam Collapse in Ukraine

Responding in Ukraine with the Love of Jesus Christ After Missile Strike

UKRAINE —Samaritan’s Purse is responding with the love of Jesus Christ and providing emergency food to people in Ukraine whose residential building was destroyed by a missile strike. Noah Hall – Samaritan’s Purse: We’re here at the location of a missile impact that destroyed a residential building. We’re seeing and hearing reports of more than… Continue reading Responding in Ukraine with the Love of Jesus Christ After Missile Strike

Narrow Escape for Ministry Team in East Ukraine

UKRAINE — A ministry team from Great Commission Media Ministries narrowly escaped with their lives while delivering aid supplies in the Donetsk region of East Ukraine. They came within just 100 metres of being hit by Russian missiles, but thanks to God’s protection they were able to continue with their aid supplies delivering food packs… Continue reading Narrow Escape for Ministry Team in East Ukraine

Ukraine Dam Catastrophe: Churches Rush to Help in Flood Zone

LOVES PARK, IL — A U.S. mission is rushing to support Ukrainian churches racing to help families impacted by the catastrophic dam collapse in southern Ukraine as a counter-offensive gets underway. “People are desperate for water, food, and a way to charge their phones as flood waters surround them and the counter-offensive goes on,” said… Continue reading Ukraine Dam Catastrophe: Churches Rush to Help in Flood Zone

World Help Humanitarian Team Visits Displaced Families in Ukraine Ahead of World Refugee Day

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FOREST, VA — This World Refugee Day (June 20), Virginia-based nonprofit World Help is recognizing and remembering the struggles of over 32.5 million people living as refugees worldwide. In Ukraine alone, over 8 million people have fled the war-torn country to neighboring countries. Most men had to stay behind, so women and children still make… Continue reading World Help Humanitarian Team Visits Displaced Families in Ukraine Ahead of World Refugee Day

Ukraine: Desperate Times Lead to Surge in Summer Bible Camps

LOVES PARK, IL — The Ukraine war and growing desperation in hard times are driving a surge in the number of children expected to flock to Bible camps this summer across the former Soviet Union, a region once steeped in atheism. Amid fears the Ukraine conflict could escalate at any moment, Illinois-based Slavic Gospel Association… Continue reading Ukraine: Desperate Times Lead to Surge in Summer Bible Camps

Russia ‘Weaponizing Religion’ in Ukraine

UKRAINE — A new report from the Institute for the Study of War claims Russia is ‘weaponizing religion’ in its conflict with Ukraine. It says Russia is persecuting churches in the occupied areas. Here’s Andrew Boyd from Release International. The report says Russian forces have closed or taken over 76 places of worship, looted or… Continue reading Russia ‘Weaponizing Religion’ in Ukraine

Mobile Dental Ministry Treats Patients in Irpin, Ukraine

IRPIN, UKRAINE — On the second day of their mobile dental clinic the team from Kyiv Jewish Messianic Congregation had already treated 27 patients in Irpin, an area near Kyiv badly hit by the war. Dentist: This is the 2nd day of our mobile dental clinic field trip. In total, 27 people received treatment. Each… Continue reading Mobile Dental Ministry Treats Patients in Irpin, Ukraine

Ukraine Churches Baptize Many New Believers

UKRAINE — Since the war began Russia has targeted faith-based locations all over Ukraine. Pastors have been killed. Ukraine Churches have been emptied because Ukrainians are fleeing for their lives. But the church is growing. According to Mission Eurasia there were 4,000 baptisms in 2022 in the Union of Evangelical Christians – Baptists alone, and… Continue reading Ukraine Churches Baptize Many New Believers

Providing Warming Centers in Ukraine

UKRAINE —Samaritan’s Purse is providing warming centers in Ukraine where people can come to get warm, gain access to news, charge their phones, eat a hot meal, and find shelter during bombings. Ryan Lane – Samaritan’s Purse: Samaritan’s Purse is here in southeastern Ukraine, and indeed, all across the country, setting up warming centers like… Continue reading Providing Warming Centers in Ukraine

Evacuating Children from East Ukraine

UKRAINE — Throughout the war in Ukraine, Great Commission Media Ministries has coordinated the evacuating of many children and families from some of the worst-hit parts of the East of the country. Here’s just one story of how Hannu Haukka and his team rescued Andrei’s family and many others from near Mariupol and brought them… Continue reading Evacuating Children from East Ukraine

Humanitarian Trip to Moshun Village in Ukraine

KYIV, UKRAINE — At the end of February, ministers from Kyiv Messianic Jewish Congregation made a trip to Moshun village in Ukraine which was almost destroyed by Russians during the occupation. KJMC ministers made a pilaf for more than 200 people and distributed humanitarian aid. Also, they shared words of encouragement and support, distributed New… Continue reading Humanitarian Trip to Moshun Village in Ukraine

Body Armor-Wearing Pastors Risk All to Deliver Aid to Ukraine Frontline

LOVES PARK, IL — Courageous pastors, some wearing bulletproof vests, are risking everything to deliver life-saving aid to desperate people living near the frontline of the war in Ukraine. “Jesus used to go where there was pain, where it was difficult, where people needed him,” said armor-wearing Pastor Vlad, as he and church members distributed food… Continue reading Body Armor-Wearing Pastors Risk All to Deliver Aid to Ukraine Frontline

FEBC Brings Update from Ukraine During Air Raid Alert

UKRAINE — While the eerie sound of an air raid siren continues FEBC Eurasia Director Viktor Akhterov brings an update from Ukraine on how they’re broadcasts are continuing to bring God’s peace in the midst of the ongoing war there. Viktor Akhterov – FEBC’s Eurasia Director: Friends, as we stand here we hear the sirens… Continue reading FEBC Brings Update from Ukraine During Air Raid Alert

Russia, Ukraine Orphans ‘At Risk of Organized Crime Recruitment’

LOVES PARK, IL — Thousands of abandoned and unwanted orphans in orphanages across Russia, Ukraine and the former Soviet countries are highly vulnerable to recruitment by organized crime groups, a U.S. mission agency says. “When children turn 18 they age out of the orphanages and have to fend for themselves,” said Michael Johnson, president of… Continue reading Russia, Ukraine Orphans ‘At Risk of Organized Crime Recruitment’

‘Love Bomb’ Weekend Raises Over $200,000 for Ukraine and Uganda Children in Need

ALBUQUERQUE — Calvary Church’s Reload Love ministry raised over $208,000 during its annual “Love Bomb” weekend (Feb. 11 and 12), with proceeds benefitting the ministry’s 2023 highlighted project: children caught in the crossfire of the yearlong conflict in Ukraine and decade-long civil war in South Sudan. Hundreds of people joined Calvary Church at their flagship… Continue reading ‘Love Bomb’ Weekend Raises Over $200,000 for Ukraine and Uganda Children in Need

New “Pray for Ukraine” Song and Video Proceeds to Provide Essential Aid to Ukranians

KANSAS — Almost forty years ago, in 1986, a nuclear power plant located in north Ukraine was involved in an accident that was rated as a maximum severity level. The disaster, which resulted in the meltdown of a reactor core followed by a fire that raged for about a week, released radioactive contaminants into the… Continue reading New “Pray for Ukraine” Song and Video Proceeds to Provide Essential Aid to Ukranians

KJMC Celebrates Hanukkah Celebration Despite the War in Ukraine

KYIV, UKRAINE — Kyiv Jewish Messianic Congregation (KJMC) shares about its Hanukkah festival celebration, which is being celebrated by the Jewish community during a time of war and bombing. This year festival was filled with fantastic food, music, and dancing, creating a warm and joyful family atmosphere that is a special feature of Jewish festivals.… Continue reading KJMC Celebrates Hanukkah Celebration Despite the War in Ukraine

A Year of War in Ukraine–Street Interviews about God

KYIV, UKRAINE — One year after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, FEBC’s broadcasters interviews everyday Ukrainians how the war has affected them. How has the suffering of the past year affected their view of God? Honest responses from Christians and non-Christians underscore the deep spiritual needs of Ukraine during such a time as this. Russia’s invasion… Continue reading A Year of War in Ukraine–Street Interviews about God

Bringing Fresh Water to Ukraine

MYKOLAIV, UKRAINE — Residents in Mykolaiv, Ukraine, praise God for the fresh drinking water that Samaritan’s Purse and their church partners are providing after their water system was destroyed during the ongoing conflict in their country. Artem – Deacon Mykolaiv Region: Church, as it’s written in the Bible is the salt and light of the… Continue reading Bringing Fresh Water to Ukraine

Families Forced to Live Underground in East Ukraine

TORETSK, EAST UKRAINE — The reality of living with war means that with no electricity, heating or water in their apartments and constant explosions nearby many families are taking shelter underground in a basement in the city of Toretsk in East Ukraine.Mercy Projects team members spoke with a father and a young boy living underground… Continue reading Families Forced to Live Underground in East Ukraine

Ukraine War Accelerates Orphan Crisis

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LOVES PARK, IL — The war in Ukraine is accelerating an orphan crisis in the embattled nation and neighboring Russia, a U.S. mission agency says. Children are being swept up in the turmoil in Ukraine and taken to overcrowded orphanages miles away across borders, often separated from family members desperately searching for them, says Illinois-based… Continue reading Ukraine War Accelerates Orphan Crisis

Helping Vulnerable with Heating in East Ukraine’s Forgotten City

IZIUM, EAST UKRAINE — Christian charity Mercy Projects is helping provide vital heating supplies to some of the most vulnerable people in East Ukraine who have been devastated by the war. Their team recently delivered wood burning stoves and clothing to people in the ‘forgotten city’ of Izium which had been under Russian occupation until… Continue reading Helping Vulnerable with Heating in East Ukraine’s Forgotten City

Medical Ministry in Ukraine’s Liberated Towns

KYIV, UKRAINE — Kyiv Jewish Messianic Congregation unceasingly continues to serve those in need during this difficult time. Jewish Medical Charitable HUB UA is our medical organization that is providing humanitarian dental services in Ukraine. We managed to help people from 10 liberated villages and cities in the Kyiv region, and it was succeeded with… Continue reading Medical Ministry in Ukraine’s Liberated Towns

Elizabeth’s Story: Gospel Seeds Planted in Ukraine

UKRAINE — Elizabeth Groff praises God for the Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift she received while living in an orphanage in Ukraine. It softened her heart for the Gospel to take hold. Elizabeth Groff: When I was about one year old, my father was killed. After his passing my mom just really could not deal… Continue reading Elizabeth’s Story: Gospel Seeds Planted in Ukraine

Distributing Food and Offering Hope in Ukraine

UKRAINE — Samaritan’s Purse is distributing food with help from a multitude of church partners in Ukraine to hungry refugees who have been forced to flee their homes due to ongoing violence in their region. “He who dwells in the shelter of the most high will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will… Continue reading Distributing Food and Offering Hope in Ukraine

OM in Ukraine Continues to Serve Those Impacted by the War

UKRAINE — “Seeing the pain, seeing the need of people, you cannot stand by and do nothing. As Christians, we are always touched by that.” explains Stefan, Crisis Manager for Operation Mobilisation (OM) in Ukraine. In this video Stefan and others with OM in Ukraine share the power of the unity among the Christian community… Continue reading OM in Ukraine Continues to Serve Those Impacted by the War

Media Ministry Supplies Vital Winter Heating in Ukraine

UKRAINE — Winter is coming to Ukraine. Russia has bombed Ukraine’s power grids and heating infrastructure. To survive this winter thousands of families, mothers and children need a heater. In response, Great Commission Media Ministries has been distributing hundreds of families with wood-burning stoves for heating and for cooking but they say thousands more are… Continue reading Media Ministry Supplies Vital Winter Heating in Ukraine

Ukraine ‘Heat and Hope’ Project Gets Underway as Winter Crisis Nears

LOVES PARK, IL — A U.S.-based mission has launched a massive ‘heat and hope’ project to rush generators and critical supplies of firewood, coal and thermal blankets to local churches helping Ukrainian families facing a brutal and potentially deadly winter. The Ukraine Winter Heat and Hope Project, organized by Illinois-based Slavic Gospel Association (SGA, www.sga.org),… Continue reading Ukraine ‘Heat and Hope’ Project Gets Underway as Winter Crisis Nears

Thankful for a New Home in Ukraine

UKRAINE — Kateryna praises God for the Samaritan’s Purse workers who put windows in her home and a new roof on it, giving her a safe place to live after a missile destroyed her house in Ukraine. Kateryna – Ukrainian Homeowner: At first there was nothing, it was a normal day. It then turned into… Continue reading Thankful for a New Home in Ukraine

Jewish Open Space Festival in the Time of War, Ukraine

KYIV, UKRAINE — Jewish Open Space festival changed its format this year. This year the Festival expanded its reach despite martial law and the ongoing war in Ukraine. Besides being hosted in Kyiv, it’s also held in a number of other cities in Ukraine and even in other countries like Germany and Poland. The joy… Continue reading Jewish Open Space Festival in the Time of War, Ukraine

Bringing Long-Term Relief to Ukraine

UKRAINE — Samaritan’s Purse has served more than 6 million people throughout the first seven months of their response in Ukraine. They have distributed over 33,000 metric tons of food within Ukraine in partnership with the local church. Their water systems and newly constructed freshwater wells have provided more than 15 million liters of water… Continue reading Bringing Long-Term Relief to Ukraine

CityServe Pledges to Help More Families in Ukraine Stay Warm, Plans to Deliver Another Million Meals

Grand Canyon University students, faculty and staff gathered in October to pack food for the people of Ukraine in an event organized by No Child Hungry and CityServe. (Photo Credit: CityServe International

BAKERSFIELD, CA — As an energy crisis unfolds in Europe, Ukrainians may face the inability to heat their homes, or lack the resources to do so. Consequently, CityServe International is partnering with over 6,700 churches in their church network in Eastern Europe to help deliver generators and C-train homes to Ukrainian families to ensure they… Continue reading CityServe Pledges to Help More Families in Ukraine Stay Warm, Plans to Deliver Another Million Meals

Prayer for Ukraine and Russia

GALAȚI, ROMANIA — We still need to pray for peace in a Europe that is faced with the war in Ukraine. More than 8 months have passed since the Russian invasion and a ceasefire agreement has still not been reached. During this time, over 4 million people have fled the war and taken refuge in… Continue reading Prayer for Ukraine and Russia

U.S. Charity Aims to Bring Hope to 60,000 Children, Orphans in Ukraine, Russia This Christmas

LOVES PARK, IL — A U.S.-based Christian charity is ramping up its efforts to bring hope to more than 60,000 children and orphans across Ukraine, Russia and the former Soviet Union this Christmas – 10,000 more children than last year. The huge-scale, church-led Immanuel’s Child outreach supported by Illinois-based Slavic Gospel Association (SGA, www.sga.org) gives… Continue reading U.S. Charity Aims to Bring Hope to 60,000 Children, Orphans in Ukraine, Russia This Christmas

Wycliffe Associates Giving Essential Aid to Bible Translation Partners Devastated by War in Ukraine

ORLANDO, FL — Wycliffe Associates, an international organization that empowers mother-tongue Bible translators and partners with Ukraine local churches in the advancement of Bible translation, is supplying essential aid to Ukrainian national Bible translators. Through its Emergency 911 Fund, Wycliffe Associates supplies practical help, including food, clean water, shelter, and even evacuations, to Bible translators… Continue reading Wycliffe Associates Giving Essential Aid to Bible Translation Partners Devastated by War in Ukraine

Delivering Food Baskets in Ukraine’s Red Zone

ODESA, UKRAINE — Samaritan’s Purse and their church partners in Ukraine are delivering critically needed food baskets to families in the red zone where violent conflict is ongoing. Paul Carr – Samaritan’s Purse: Hi, my name’s Paul Carr, and I’m here with Samaritan’s Purse in Odesa, Ukraine. Today, we’re here at our warehouse. Samaritan’s Purse,… Continue reading Delivering Food Baskets in Ukraine’s Red Zone

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