Media tools help believers care for Ukraine refugees

By March 22, 2022

Ukraine (MNN) — More than 3.5 million refugees have fled Ukraine in the past three weeks, with most flooding into neighboring Poland. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, warns humanitarian needs are increasing exponentially.

International Media Ministries is resourcing Gospel workers in Eastern Europe as the region receives scores of refugees. IMM uses media to bring Jesus to every screen in various heart languages.

“Creating things in Ukrainian versus a Russian Ukrainian or an Eastern Russian kind of dialect is super important right now. We’re reaching out to partners and saying, ‘Who has Ukrainian voiceover people for us?’” IMM Executive Director Denise Godwin says.

“‘Let’s get some tools into the hands of people who are receiving refugees.’”

International Media Ministries uses media to bring Jesus to every screen in various heart languages.
(Photo courtesy of IMM)

As they search for voiceover talent to create videos in Ukrainian, IMM is releasing archived videos in Russian.

“International Media Ministries has a large library of items. We realized that we have some pieces in Russian we hadn’t finished, and so we’re working on getting those ready,” Godwin says.

“Probably this week, we’ll start getting those into the hands of workers.”

Pray IMM can create resources in Ukrainian. Pray refugees can meet believers and form a friendship that leads to faith conversations.

“It’s important to pray during times of disruption. People (refugees) who are running for their lives, there is a really important time where they’re seeking something new,” Godwin says.

“There are three- to six months where they are open to a whole new way of life. That is an important time for them to encounter Jesus Christ as Savior.”



In the header image, a man escapes with his cat following an attack on a housing unit in Kiev’s Podilskyi District. Ukraine’s Emergency service preliminarily reports one killed and 19 injured people. (Wikimedia Commons)