SEND has teams in four major areas of Ukraine and is developing church planting teams to work among some of Ukraine’s unreached people groups. The missionaries work with Ukrainians to assist young churches and plant new ones as well as train church leaders and Ukrainian missionaries through Bible colleges and theological seminaries.
[Update from SEND Ukraine: d 3/10/14] – Please continue to pray for peace in Ukraine, especially concerning the situation in Crimea. The Crimean parliament voted on Thursday to join Russia and announced a public referendum next Sunday (March 16) to allow the people to decide whether or not to seek Russian annexation or simply increase the region’s autonomous status as part of Ukraine. This is a critical week in the country’s history.
All of our workers are back in Ukraine, with the exception of those who serve in the south (and those who were already out of the country for other reasons). Our people are experiencing no local threats, and ministry continues. However, they are remaining at a high alert level, given the situation in Crimea and tensions in some eastern cities (where we have no workers).
The 1990’s saw tremendous growth in the churches of Ukraine through mass evangelistic events. Today’s Ukraine needs missionaries prepared to share the gospel and disciple new believers through personal relationships. Major ministries include theological education, church planting, Bible studies, camping, children’s ministry, women’s ministry and teaching English (TESOL)The
radio program “Faith, Hope, and Love” draws listeners from Ukraine, Russia, and
other countries in the former Soviet Union.
Slavic Radchuk: Burning for the LORD: In the few days where he was in Taiwan in 2013 he wanted to start a Ukrainian Church.
Ukraine is a powder keg ready to explode. Russia is keeping a tight grip
on Crimea, and pro-Russia protests are spreading throughout Ukraine’s eastern
and southern cities. But
there’s good news: the crisis in Ukraine is driving people to Christ.
this difficult time, my radio program [is] going on, non stop. And people are
very, very hungry, especially now,” says Slavik Radchuk. “People [are] still
coming to Christ like never before, [in] all churches.”
Crimea, we have reports that former Muslims are coming to our
churches and saying, ‘Can we pray together to God?’” says Radchuk. They don’t
want to die without hope, he adds. “This is a very difficult time for us, and
all people stay together now and pray to God for peace.” Over the weekend,
thousands of people gathered at a church in Crimea and
prayed through Monday morning. “ Missionaries said attendance was 1806 in one
church, but over 2,000 people came and stayed,” Radchuk shares. “All night they
prayed because it was a very difficult time in Crimea.” ). In Taiwan we pray for our brethren in Ukraine. Also pray for the Chinese in Ukraine. Nothing has ever happened that did not pass God's throne first. May this become a time where Gods glory prevails and the evil has to withdraw. SEND Ukraine reports "All of our workers are back in Ukraine, with the exception of those who serve in the south (and those who were already out of the country for other reasons). Our people are experiencing no local threats, and ministry continues.