Update from Inna in Ukraine

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Since the war in Ukraine began, FEBC has shared many updates from our Ukrainian broadcasting team. Now, over 2 years since the start of the war, FEBC broadcasters are giving updates on what they have experienced, where they are now, and how God is using them to minister to others. Here’s a first-hand update from Inna T., Key Broadcaster, FEBC Ukraine...   

The Start of the War

“Before the war started, I was one of several broadcasters who travelled across Ukraine, meeting with pastors and believers from various churches. We wanted to have a network of churches and ministers we could connect our listeners with when they reached out to us.  

“The experience was amazing. We met with many passionate pastors and church members, and were able to train many people in online evangelism. They agreed to talk with, visit, and bring FEBC  listeners into their churches—it was like God was preparing us for what was to come.  

“And then…chaos. That’s what it was like when the war started. When I left my apartment in Kyiv one night, I had no idea that I wouldn’t be going back for several months. I only had a small bag with me, and just the clothes on my back. I even left my computer in my room, thinking I would be able to go back and get it.  

“I fled Kyiv to a nearby city, thinking I might be safe there. I’ll never forget what I saw when I looked up. The sky was red with rockets and explosions—like it was on fire! 

Meeting Listeners Where They Are

“I was staying with some friends, who gave me clothes to wear. It was still dangerous, but it was safer than being in the capital. At first, I didn’t know what to do with myself. I didn’t even have my computer with me. But I did have my phone, and people were writing to me, scared, wondering what they should do.  

“So I decided to do a nightly prayer broadcast from my phone. I used Instagram and Facebook, and even borrowed other friends’ phones so I could stream simultaneously on as many platforms as possible. 

“I invited our audience to join me and to pray—pray for our country, for our families, for ourselves. They did. Many of them had never prayed before.  

“I remember one girl writing to me when a rocket hit the apartment building next to hers. She felt the shock of the blast and could hear people screaming outside through her now shattered windows. She was hiding in her bathroom—the safest room in her apartment—and couldn’t calm down.  

“I asked the audience to pray for her with me, and many wrote their prayers in the comments. She was so thankful for the support, saying she felt God’s peace.”   

Inna’s Ministry Work Today

“Since this time, I’ve returned to Kyiv, and I was once again able to travel across Ukraine. I visited with our listeners, especially with women who are struggling during this war, including military wives and war widows.  

“Today, this ministry to women has continued to grow in Kyiv. A group of women come to our studio every week to meet together to talk about God and to pray. Most of these women are not Christians and have never prayed before. But now, they are coming into the studio with their prayer needs ready. And several have already given their lives to Christ!  

“So many things have changed because of the war. And I have changed in so many ways. But the thing that has stayed the same is the love and comfort of Christ. And I want to share this love with every person I meet.” 

Please continue to pray for our Ukrainian broadcasters who are sharing the hope that can only be found in Jesus Christ, and thousands are responding. The work is exhausting, and funding to continue and expand is needed right now.

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  1. Our Lord Jesus has said He will never, never leave us.
    We thank God for your fine example and we remember FEBC each day.
    May you know His on-going hope, peace and faithfulness each hour.

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  2. I love our staff FEBC workers in Ukraine and pray for each one of you every day.
    That Jesus Christ be praised !!!!
    Albert

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  3. I am praying for you from Alaska, Inna, and for the ministry of God to the Ukrainian people through FEBC!

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  4. Hi Sara,
    Hope that you are well. Please continue your gospel work. You are an inspiration. Thank you for being a sister in Christ. Our Lord is merciful and mighty!
    Thank you for your hard work!
    –K. Fausak
    “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
    Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.”
    Philippians 4:5-8

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  5. Inna, I pray that you will be like a well-watered garden that flourishes even in dry seasons. Thank you for your faithfulness. Cheers

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  6. I pray for you all that the Peace of God will keep your heart and mind in Christ Jesus, and that His indescribable joy will be your strength each day. I thank God for your consistent witness each day and pray that the Holy Spirit will give understanding to those who listen to the broadcasts, and courage to the listeners that they will come to the Lord and receive salvation.

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  7. I pray for Ukraine everyday, and I pray especially for broadcasters like yourself, who do an incredible and invaluable ministry for the people of Ukraine. May God guide, protect you, enfold you in His loving embrace, and give you the peace and wisdom, which only comes from Him.

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