KYIV, UKRAINE — As the war rages in Ukraine, the chaplain’s ministry has become an essential part of the Kyiv Jewish Messianic Congregation. Recently, KJMC chaplains visited Ukrainian soldiers near the front line. They brought a diesel-electric generator, shovels, food, tactical gloves and PPE glasses, coffee, and sweets. But most importantly they brought the Word of God, prayer, and the word of salvation. Here is a short video about this trip.
Medical needs are soaring in Ukraine as a result of the war. Many towns and villages have been left without hospitals or necessary doctors. As the Kyiv Jewish Messianic Congregation reached out to formerly occupied territories to deliver humanitarian aid, they discovered an urgent need for dental care. The following video shows the launch of KJMC’s charitable dental assistance project in June.
As we visit the formerly occupied territories to bring humanitarian aid, we face a great need for medical assistance, especially, dentistry. A number of towns and villages have been left without hospitals or necessary doctors. For this reason, we launched a charitable dental assistance project in June. To date we’ve made two trips and provided dental assistance for 50 people. We set up a special medical container and bought basic equipment and materials. Our volunteers provided a vehicle and fuel.
Kiev Jewish Messianic Congregation (KJMC) was born shortly after first Festival of Jewish Music and Dance, organized by the mission “Hear, O Israel!” (Jonathan Bernis), which took place in Ukraine in 1994. Boris Grisenko has been the rabbi (pastor) of KJMC from the very beginning. Rabbi Boris was also the Vice Chairman of the Ukrainian Interchurch Council and holds an Honorary Doctorate in Theology from CLST (Christian Life School of Theology). KJMC has grown over the years and today numbers more than 2,000 people. The congregation is comprised of Jews and non-Jews, all of whom have accepted the Lord Yeshua ha’Mashiach (Jesus Christ).
The KJMC vision is focused largely on the revival of the Jewish people, including:
- So that every Jew would know his Messiah
- The unity in the Body of the Messiah to be restored
- To break free of non-Biblical extremes of Judaism and Christianity
- To bring about freedom from antisemitism, indifference, and other non-Biblical attitudes as well as freedom from Humanism and occult spirituality
- Global News Alliance, The chaplains’ ministry by KJMC in the time of war in Ukraine
- Global News Alliance, Emergency dental care in Ukraine’s time of war