Slavic Gospel Association Seminary in Ukraine Damaged by Russian Fire Resumes Classes

The photo shows the damaged seminary from above. (Photo courtesy of the Slavic Gospel Association)

We previously reported about a Slavic Gospel Association seminary damaged by mortar fire in Irpin, Ukraine.

Eric Mock says the Russian advance came within one kilometer of the seminary. “The upper part of the seminary had become an inferno so hot that it liquefied all the metal on that upper floor. Yet one floor down, the worship center, the library, and the dining room escaped with no damage, not even smoke damage.”

Symbol of hope

Last week, 164 students started classes at the seminary once again. Mock says the community sees it as a symbol of perseverance. “They are aware that the seminary was used to provide protection, food, and aid for people that were forcibly driven out of their houses because of the fighting.”

The Russian army only targeted the building after learning about the civilians hiding there.

“We were able to visit the seminary, to encourage them, and to see what was going on. We saw the destruction in Irpin, Bucha, and Kyiv.”

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller

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