On 6th January (which is Christmas Eve in Ukraine), one of our partner churches, Poltava Baptist Church, led a Christmas outreach mission trip to a group of soldiers in the Donetsk Region, on the front line of the war between Ukraine and Russia. Sergei Zaharchuk, Senior Pastor of Poltava Baptist Church, wrote about what they did on the trip:
“We spent the evening singing Christmas carols, and I gave a sermon on the topic of ‘The true meaning of Christmas’. I then gave a short testimony of how God had saved me in 1998 when I was working in Moscow. There were over 70 soldiers on this evening program who heard and responded to the gospel message.”
Life is tough for a lot of people this winter, especially for soldiers on the front line. We’re grateful to our mission partners in Ukraine who are prepared to leave their comfort zones and reach out to people in difficult and dangerous situations in order to bring them some hope and encouragement in these dark times.
Here are some photos that Sergei and the team sent us: