The current war and conflict in Ukraine escalated two years ago in February 2022. People in Ukraine and the surrounding countries have endured so much in that time with millions of adults and children displaced from their homes as well as the many life-changing injuries and deaths that have occurred. There has been such loss – loss of life, loss of a way of life and I’m sure in many places a loss of hope for the future.
In these difficult circumstances, our colleagues in the Bible Society of Ukraine have continued to work to reach out with the Bible to bring hope, comfort and encouragement. Our colleagues have often been in places where they have been in personal danger, they have continued though for the sake of the gospel.
Recently we heard a story of an older soldier on the front line, he is 57 years old. He said “I got to know God at the frontline thanks to the Bible”. Our colleague had been at the frontline meeting with soldiers when he found himself in a trench next to this man who shared -
"I have never been to church, never read the Bible, because I never had one. Here, at the combat positions, in short moments of silence, I started reading prayers from the Book of Psalms, as you advised me back then. I feel warmth inside me while reading. I have never experienced anything like this in my life. I realized that it was God who came to me, a sinner, at the age of 57. He came here, to the swamp, to the horrors of the war, to find me. Thank you for the Bible, it revived me to a new life - a life with God. Please, could you pray with me?”
As you can see above, Anatoliy the General Secretary from the Bible Society in Ukraine hopes to join this month's Zoom prayers. Please think about coming along to hear from him.
This month your donations to Bible-a-Month will help more soldiers have copies of the Bible so that they can meet God and receive a new life with him.