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MTW Ukraine Team and Church Leaders Care for the Community in Crisis (VIDEO)

By Tom Mills, Jun 28, 2022

When Ukrainian missionary Masha Shepherd woke up on the morning of February 24 to the news that Russia had invaded Ukraine she was in shock. Until the last moment she believed that the Russian tanks had been there as a scare tactic. It quickly became clear to MTW missionaries and church leaders that people were going to head for the western city of Lviv, and that they needed to step into action. Suddenly scores of traumatized men, women, and children from partner churches across the country were sleeping on the floor in missionaries' houses in Lviv and the magnitude of the crisis became overwhelming. But God provided, one step at a time all along the way, and over time a crisis team formed and plans were put into place to care for many of those overwhelming needs, and to equip others in the process.

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Pray against rape, murder, and capture of men, women, and children in Russian-occupied areas of Ukraine. Pray for protection for the vulnerable.

Give thanks for and pray for the Krakow crisis team, the distribution of aid, and the shelter ministry as the team cares for displaced Ukrainians.

Pray for courage for Christ’s followers in and around Ukraine. mtw.org/ukraine-crisis

Pray for families who have evacuated, leaving behind the only place they have ever known. Pray for transition and provision. 

Pray for pastors who have stayed behind in Ukraine as they minister to their congregations and the surrounding communities in a time of war.

Pray for the health, rest, and ability to continue for those who are working with and making arrangements for refugees. It can feel like the future of each one of them is in your hands. mtw.org/ukraine-crisis

Pray that our brothers and sisters who have lost everything will cling to the community of believers and ultimate hope in Christ, and for the massive movement of people and the refugee work our teams are involved in focusing on Lviv and Krakow. mtw.org/ukraine-crisis

Pray for Ukraine to trust what is not changeable and to hope in what cannot be lost. May the Church in Ukraine be strengthened through this war. mtw.org/ukraine-crisis

Pray for Ukrainian refugees who are being welcomed by the church in Belgorod to be drawn to Christ. 

Pray for MTW's ministry to refugees in Greece, Germany, Ukraine, Uganda, Panama, and the U.S.

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