Ukrainian Christians pray in the cold snow amidst the rumors of war against Russia.
Rumors of war
In February 2014, Russian-backed separatists waged a war against eastern Ukraine. Thousands of Ukrainians took fled to western cities like Lviv. Today, Russia is preparing for another war against Ukraine to invade the country. More than 130,000 Russian troops are now keeping a watch on Ukraine’s borders.
“We’re in the window when a Russian invasion could start at any time if President Putin so decides. That includes in the coming days,” says US Secretary of State Atony Blinken.
The country is also getting ready to defend its land as fears of the igniting war continue to grow. Ukrainian Christians are also using their powerful weapon to prepare for the war, their prayer, and worship.
“People are worried but we encourage them to look to Jesus with all of our might because it’s only through prayer that we can keep peace in our country,” Kyzmenko Dmytro, pastor of New Generation Church, said.
Some are even praying outdoors in the cold snow for the peace of their country. Churches are organizing prayer and fasting gatherings to bring the battle into the spiritual realm. Christians from Africa are also praying for Ukraine.
“As Christians and as people of God, it’s our job and our duty to pray for the whole world because the Lord wants peace,” says Timothy Adegbile, a Nigerian pastor from Christ Embassy Church.
In some areas of the country where the Russian forces are inhabiting, Christian gatherings are being prohibited. But Ukraine’s believers firmly believe that nothing can stop the power of Jesus Christ.
“They are forbidden from having church meetings together, but they still do it, secretly, and I think this is what will happen if Russia invades, but the truth is that it is impossible to stop the church of Jesus Christ,” one pastor says.
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