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Vasyl and Viktoria: Twice Displaced by War (VIDEO)

By Tom Mills, Sep 20, 2022
This was not her first evacuation. Viktoria was displaced from Crimea to Kharkiv in 2014, so even before the current war in Ukraine broke out, she was concerned. Viktoria and Vasyl's church, led by Vasyl's brother Sergei, had an evacuation plan already in place should war break out. When it did, Vasyl and Viktoria fled west to Lviv. The church in Lviv had quickly formed a crisis team to welcome and serve the influx of people coming to Lviv and across the border to Poland. But Vasyl and Viktoria, sojourners themselves, couldn't just sit by and receive aid, they had to step in and help. They quickly jumped in and helped the Lviv church in caring emotionally, spiritually, and physically for others.

Vasyl and Viktoria are national partners working with MTW and MTW Team Lviv. Please consider supporting their ministry.  
Tom Mills
Tom Mills is a content creator for Mission to the World. He is a graduate of Wheaton College. Tom loves meeting and interviewing believers all over the world, capturing stories of God's global church.
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