Chaos in Ukraine

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Guidelines ministry partners and missionary associates in Ukraine need prayer!  Armed guards entered the church of pastor Alexander Moseychuk in Donetsk, Ukraine and said they will be back to take over the church; half of his congregation has fled the city and the church is besieged by requests for food and assistance. Guidelines recently forwarded funds so that the church could continue its lunch/evangelism ministry four days a week.

Last month the broadcast tower of the Far East Broadcasting Company (FEBC) in Slavyansk, Ukraine which broadcasts the Guidelines commentary was destroyed in fighting so at present, FEBC and the Guidelines are off the air.

This week, rebels took over Donetsk Christian University where I have has taught many times. Students and staff were allowed to leave, unharmed. This is a huge blow to evangelicals in the region, as this school has prepared many pastors and missionaries throughout Eastern Europe.   Then too, the downed Malaysian airliner incident may complicate issues on a wider scale.

I am scheduled to be in Kiev this fall, to meet with out Ukranian partners and missionaries.  Please pray for the Ukrainian church and if you’d like to join in feeding those in need in Donetsk or providing temporary support for displaced teachers from Donetsk Christian University, click here.

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