Since November of last year, Russia has built up nearly 100,000 troops on the border with Ukraine. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will visit Ukraine this week amid fears of a Russian invasion.
Throughout January, Russia has shipped dozens of people out of its Kyiv embassy back to Moscow. The U.S. and other Western countries have strongly warned Russia against an invasion as political tensions mount.
Eric Mock with the Slavic Gospel Association says, “From a national perspective, whether it’s a Russian perspective, or it’s a Ukrainian perspective, or an American perspective, there’s a lot of guesswork. There’s a lot of tensions, there’s a lot of fears. Yet, for the pastors and the leaders in Ukraine, they find themselves faithfully discharging the ministry that the Lord would have them do, even in the midst of these hard times.”
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller
CALL TO ACTION
- Pray for peace in this region.
- Ask God to strengthen and grow the local churches in both Russia and Ukraine.