Ukraine (MNN) — Christian Aid Mission and the indigenous ministries they support are grieving the loss of two missionaries in eastern Ukraine.
“On March 21st, some native missionaries with a ministry in Ukraine were killed in a car accident,” Christian Aid’s Amie Cotton says. “It was three gentlemen. And their car hit a patch of ice and crashed into a crane near the roadside.”
Two of the men were killed. One flew out the window and suffered critical injuries.
Petro, one of the men who lost his life, was a husband and father of five Pavlo also left behind his wife and two children. Both men were in their thirties.
“We’re thankful that they were believers. We know that they are in Heaven, but for these families that are left behind — we’re sad for them because they are our brothers and sisters in Christ… Life is going to be a lot harder because their breadwinner isn’t there anymore.”
Each man was involved in ministry through Christian Aid Mission’s ministry partner, Good Samaritan Mission.
“The other people who are a part of [this] ministry are really coming alongside, and meeting needs, and bringing food, and grieving with them, crying with them,” Cotton says.
Life will never be the same for wives who have become widows, and children who are now half-orphans. But, with support of God’s people, they will be empowered to continue Christ’s work in Ukraine.
“Our hearts are sad, and we’d love to share this story with your listeners so they can be praying for these families.”
The third missionary, currently still in the hospital, had made improvements. He’s in serious condition, but is slowly making gains.
This missionary has a long road of recovery ahead of him, but your prayers will help encourage and strengthen both him and his family.
Will you pray for the families who are brokenhearted, and for the third missionary to be healed completely?
The men were in eastern Ukraine, coming back from a food and clothing distribution. Because the east is still in a war, people have been deprived of food and warmth. Their work literally helped save lives, and they did it in the name of Christ.
As Petro’s and Pavlo’s wives adjust to raising a family on their own, will you support them with both prayer and financial support? You can click on this link and enter the CAM-code 368GSM to give.
I’ve been in much of Ukraine and have been delighted to
learn a great deal of what God is doing in Ukraine.Previously,
our focus has been in Irkutsk, Perm, Ulan Ode. When I saw
plight of the orphans of Ukraine, we (mercy medical mission) realized
we need to share the needs of our friends in Washington State.
Hope to hear from you.
May God bless you is my prayer.
Don Hawkinson, President,
Need some help. There are so many “ywamer’s” throughout the world
serving the Lord.I’m wondering if we know “who is doing what”
and when? We could mobilize our prayers to ensure we had
people praying, especially in times of “stress.’ Love to
get your thoughts. My hope is to go back to Ukraine. So many
orphans in need. His blessings, our best.
Don and Ruthie Hawkinson
Asian Compass.org….PERM MEDICAL ACADEMY….I’LL BE BACK TO PERM AS SOON AS I CAN. MEANWHILE, KEEP IN TOUCH. AMERICA
WANTS TO PARTNER WITH RUSSIA AND PROVIDE HEALTH NEEDS
FOR MOTHERS AND CHILDREN. Dr. Alex, BE IN TOUCH.
PLEASE LET US KNOW WHAT IS HAPPENING IN PERM. MISSING YOU.
DON AND RUTHIE. YOU HAVE MY PHONE.. DON