War in Ukraine

"How I Came to the Lord"

June 2022

God's Design Church, Kyiv, Ukraine

The results from the humanitarian service at God's Design Church that has been provided since the war began will deeply touch your heart and is a testimony to the mighty and powerful King Jesus.

"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose" (Romans 8:28; NIV)

Many forced displaced people have found their way to this body of believers who have been serving the "movers" since shortly after the invasion by the Russians on February 24, 2022. God's Design Church is a relatively new church plant, beginning in 2014 when immigrants from Eastern Ukraine found themselves in Kyiv during the annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation. Pastor Oleg was one of those movers. With the support of the Transfiguration Church, he began evangelistic work in one of the residential areas of the Darnitsky district in Kyiv and planted this church of "God's Design."

Because of this experience, Pastor Oleg and the humble servants at God's Design church began to help the current refugees residing in, and moving through, Kyiv and preach the Gospel on the street.

Pastor Oleg states,

"People felt that God cares for them through the church. And they willingly began to come not only for help but also for Bible study." By God's grace and mercy, we serve Him.

As of June 24 - 1000 refugees have prayed a prayer of repentance.
                          Seventy refugees now regularly attend services at God's Design Church.
                           Thirteen have received baptism.

In the video below, you will hear beautiful testimonies from some of these refugees at God's Design Church. You will also hear their heartfelt thanks for the financial and prayer support that God's Design Church receives from READ Ministries.

The following are statements from some of the refugees at God's Design Church who have been changed by this war and ultimately by the Lord:

"I thank God He found me in the midst of the battle."
"I felt the need for the Lord very much."
"I am happy."
"I decided to repent and accept Christ."
"This is priceless."
"Learning about God's Word changed my life."

God's Design: they share the Gospel, they serve, they teach, they baptize, they repeat.

Thank you, our READ donors, for your prayers and support!