Christians are on their knees as political uncertainty invades Ukraine

By November 30, 2004

Ukraine (MNN) — Christians are waiting along with the rest of the world to find out what’s going to happen with Ukraine’s Presidential election.

Last week Ukraine’s Central Election Commission announced the final results of the presidential runoff election in which Viktor Yanukovych was declared the winner over opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko by 3 percentage points. But, the Ukrainian Supreme Court ruled last week that the country’s Kremlin-backed prime minister cannot be inaugurated as president until it decides an appeal filed by the opposition. The rift threatens the country’s economy and could split that nation.

Slavic Gospel Association’s Joel Griffith says Christians are trusting God. “Their position is basically that God is sovereign. God is in control and who ever is elected to the presidency they’re going to be focused on their main goal and that’s preaching the Gospel.”

Griffith says it’s important for believers to pray, however. “Things can sometimes change overnight and that’s why it’s so urgent to support the churches right now in their ministry in getting the Gospel out and taking the opportunity that God has given us in this window to be able to do as much as we can to help these churches.”

SGA maintains a regional ministry center near Kiev. They train pastors and church planters in Ukraine. They also sponsor two seminaries, distribute Ukrainian Bibles and other Christian literature and also help distribute humanitarian aid.

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