It’s been more than a week since the Russian army invaded Ukraine, creating a humanitarian and refugee crisis that the world is watching with sadness, dismay, and fear.
In the midst of the terrible news that we are seeing day by day, I have been so proud to hear how our churches in Ukraine and Poland have mobilized to help refugees fleeing danger.
I have received many requests from Every Nation leaders around the world who want to know how they can help. So today, I want to focus solely on our leaders in that region—how they are doing, what they are doing, and how we can stand with them.
Yesterday, I recorded a conversation with Pastor Igor Ivanyshin in Lviv, Ukraine; Pastor Oleg Savchak in Ternopil, Ukraine; and Pastor Przemek Sielatycki in Krakow, Poland, so that you could hear directly from them.
Through this crisis, we’re seeing many different kinds of leadership: political leadership, military leadership, etc. But men and women like Przemek, Igor, and Oleg are providing much-needed spiritual leadership in the worst of times.
I am praying Psalm 23 for my Ukrainian friends: “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”
My prayer is that the people of Ukraine would feel God’s presence. As our leaders are ministering, I pray that people would not just see it as the kindness of humans, but the love of God in the midst of dark circumstances.