God working in Ukraine despite invasion

By November 8, 2022

Russia (MNN) — In February of this year, Russian President Vladimir Putin shocked the world by announcing a full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

Months of horrific violence have followed, with thousands of soldiers and civilians losing their lives. The invasion has proved a strategic disaster for Russia, but conditions in Ukraine remain difficult.

Wayne with the ministry Operation Mobilization says, “This is the country I’ve called home for the last 28 years. My wife is Ukrainian, and my four sons are Ukrainian. Here we have precious partnerships, and I’ve seen God do amazing things. For example, we’ve seen many new and vibrant churches planted over the last eight years in war-affected communities in Ukraine’s furthermost eastern regions. I’m heartbroken at what is happening now.”

The invasion followed seven years of war in Eastern Ukraine between Ukraine and Russian-backed separatists.

God at work

Despite the invasion, Wayne says God is very much at work in Ukraine. OM workers and other Ukrainian Christians continue ministering to those in need. Churches are filling up with people touched by Jesus’ love.

Wayne asks readers to join him in prayer. “Pray the war would end and that justice and righteousness would prevail. Pray leaders in Ukraine and around the world will act with godly wisdom and selflessness as they make decisions. And pray that people hear might come together in a mighty way and find that their refuge and strength is the Lord.”

“OM is determined to continue to serve here as we can for as long as possible.”

Ask God to sustain those in occupied cities or cities under siege. Pray they will get the food and fuel they need as winter approaches.



Header photo courtesy of Mvs.gov.ua, CC BY 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons.