Updates from the Director of WOL Ukraine

Last evening on Fox News at Night, Matias Radziwiluk, the director of Word of Life Ukraine, was able to share about the many opportunities our Ukrainian and European teams have had to serve the Ukrainian people over the past three weeks.

Despite the horrors of the reality of war, it has been humbling and beautiful to see the body of Christ come together in this way. 1 Corinthians 12 says, “For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ… If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together.” Through the efforts of ministry organizations, missionaries, and everyday people to provide for the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of those in front of them, we are seeing that unity in action today more than ever.

Yesterday, within Ukraine, our team was able to deliver over two tons of supplies to those in need and evacuate 55 civilians from Chernihiv. Due to the fact that they are not able to use roads to get in and out of the area, their vehicles have been breaking down on a nearly daily basis. Yesterday, one vehicle broke down in a particularly dangerous area on the journey—but God protected the team, and they were able to escape safely.  

It has become unsafe to host evacuees on our property, so the missionaries have been working with different churches across Kyiv to provide shelter for these precious people before they continue on their journey out of Ukraine.  

Our missionaries in Hungary, Poland, Romania, the Czech Republic, and our displaced Ukrainian team continue to serve those in need and provide food, shelter, and most importantly, the hope of Jesus Christ with everyone they come in contact with.  

Matias shares,  

“Little moments of joy amidst this darkness. Pictured is one of our second-year Bible Institute students, Katya, taking her three siblings to safety. Their journey started when they left their home’s basement, which was under constant shelling, to catch an evacuation train to the west. They were stalled with document challenges that seemed impossible to resolve, but finally they are in Romania, on their way to our WOL property. Most importantly… with a smile.”   

Second-year Bible Institute student, Katya, taking her three siblings to safety
Second-year Bible Institute student, Katya, taking her three siblings to safety

Please, Continue to Pray

  • Pray for safety and rest for Sergey and his team
  • Pray that evacuation routes from Chernihiv would continue to remain usable
  • Pray that those who remain in Chernihiv would be able to get the clothes, food, water, and other things they need
  • Pray for the churches in Kyiv and Chernihiv as they serve alongside our missionaries

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