Ukrainian missionary pastors urge prayer

By January 29, 2014
(Photo courtesy Sasha Maksymenko)

(Photo courtesy Sasha Maksymenko)

Ukraine (SGA) — Ukraine‚Äôs situation remains fluid with the overnight resignation of key government leaders, the repeal of the anti-protest laws, and more.

Slavic Gospel Association has been communicating the distress shared by Christians in the country. What follows is their latest prayer missive:

We have received another urgent prayer request from our brothers and sisters in Ukraine, and I wanted to pass it along to you as soon as possible in light of the ongoing unrest across the country.

The Union of Evangelical Christians-Baptists (UECB) is having a special conference for missionary pastors beginning Wednesday, January 29. They ask that we join together with them in prayer for the conference, asking the Lord to protect the pastors as they travel and then meet, and also to bless their time together as they discuss how best to advance the Gospel and the love of Jesus Christ in their troubled nation.

The overall situation in Ukraine remains tense, with protests now breaking out in the eastern half of the country, which has close cultural and historical ties to Russia. Until now, the majority of the violent protests have been concentrated in western Ukraine, where the majority of the people have wanted closer ties to Europe. The government imposed restrictive measures to clamp down on the protests, but violence still escalated, resulting in the deaths of at least four people in the past several days.

Please remember this situation in prayer. Watch SGA’s Web site for further updates.

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