Our partners at Kremenchug Evangelical Seminary/Spring of Life Kremenchug Baptist Church shared a year in review with words, pictures, and videos of ministry during war, including many blessings that we are all aware are a result of the tragedies of war.
Praise God from whom all blessings flow.
Greetings, my dear friends!
I thank God for all of you who pray and support us and our ministry here in Ukraine. Thank you for standing with us. Because of your generosity, we are able to continue our mission, equip the saints for ministry, and many people have a chance to hear the Gospel, find hope, and feel God's care and love in their lives.
Nine years ago, Russia began military aggression against Ukraine and occupied part of Ukraine, and one year ago, on February 24, we woke up to bombings and news that a full-scale invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Army had begun. All of this changed our lives.
Thousands of civilians were brutally killed and injured, and many towns and villages completely destroyed. Parts of Ukraine are still occupied.
Our city has also been shelled many times. I will not forget the day when our seminary building was shaken by an explosion. A few minutes later, we found out that the Russian terrorist army, in the middle of the day, had shelled a shopping mall in the center of our city. Many people died that day while doing their usual shopping.
Since February 24, our seminary has been a humanitarian hub and a refuge for thousands fleeing the war. In the first days of the war, we were involved in evacuating people. Hundreds of tons of humanitarian and food aid were distributed to the victims. All this time, our team helped people not only physically but also spiritually.
We rejoiced to see people eagerly listening to the Gospel, taking the New Testament and Christian literature. The greatest joy we had was when we baptized new disciples of Christ who first met Jesus by coming to us for help. Because of these efforts, we are seeing an awakening all over Ukraine.
We also continue our training and education for church leaders. We hold conferences for pastors, youth, volunteers, and church ministers. We had a wonderful graduation in December.
Please continue to pray for us.
Pray for our staff, faculty, and students as they continue their training and ministry.
Pray for our spiritual, emotional, and physical health.
Pray for our students and alumni who are serving in the Army and are now on the front lines.
Pray that the refugees who come to Bible study every week will accept Jesus and that we will have enough resources to help people.
Pray that God will keep our teams that bring food aid to the war zone each week.
Pray that Ukraine will win and God will give peace to our country.