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Meet Lauren Stovall (VIDEO)

“This was a God thing. There is no way I could have chosen Ukraine on my own.” As an elementary and middle school art teacher, Lauren never imagined God would call her overseas, let alone to Ukraine. But He did. During a summer internship in Odessa, on a long bus ride home after teaching university students at a week-long English camp, the Lord began to stir an intense desire in Lauren’s heart to serve the people of Ukraine.

This is the first in a video series following Lauren's journey from support raising to Ukraine.

Watch all five videos in the series:

#1 Meet Lauren Stovall https://vimeo.com/363850442
#2 Finding Prayer Partners and Supporters  https://vimeo.com/378642777
#3 Home Church Sendoff https://vimeo.com/518253673
#4 Leaving for Ukraine https://vimeo.com/518743067
#5 Odessa Arrival https://vimeo.com/577786117



Tom Mills, Odesa Ukraine Video Jul 27, 2021
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Thank God for bringing Ukrainians to faith in Him and giving them the vision to reach their own country for Christ. Pray for many more to be transformed.

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

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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

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