Ukraine (MNN) — SEND International is asking prayer for the start of the new semester at Kiev Theological Seminary. The new modular and resident groups are beginning classes now.
SEND will assist Ukrainian evangelicals in the training and sending of national missionaries and church planters throughout the Former Soviet Union, including Central Asia, north- and south-central Europe, the Balkans, and the Baltic States. The school starts with a new class every four years.
It's a combination of careful teaching and a thorough coverage of Bible training. The reason it's critical? While Russian Christians are not gladly-received to teach and preach outside Russia, especially in the Central Asian states, Ukrainian Christians are welcomed.
SEND also wants to see Bible colleges and seminaries established in the surrounding nations, all employing trained Ukrainian theological teachers. They are moving toward being a part of an "every village" evangelical blitz through the approximate 30,000 villages.
Pray for students to grow in knowledge and humility as they study at KTS. Pray, too, that SEND missionaries will have opportunities to share the Lord in the routine of daily contacts.