We are joyful to share this praise report with you after asking for your prayers on Friday for Ukraine, its people, and for two CapMin Directors who were attending Global Directors meetings in the United States when Russian troops attacked Ukraine.
We asked you for prayer as we tried to book flights for the two newly-named directors, Slavik Rimski, our part-time, volunteer Global Director for Eastern and Western Europe, and Valeriu Ghiletchi, ministry leader for Members of the European Union, who were trying to return to their home countries of Ukraine and Moldova, respectively, and their families.
We were unable to book those flights because Ukraine had closed its airspace due to a “high risk” to commercial flights amid Russia’s invasion.
Slavik and his wife Sasha, have two young children. Valeriu and his wife Marina, have grown children and six grandchildren, including a newborn.
We rejoice with you in answered prayer as Slavik was able to make arrangements for his wife and children to evacuate Ukraine and fly to a different country where Slavik will meet them.
It was a harrowing escape with many obstacles and sleepless nights, but the family is in the process of being reunited.
The Lord is far from the wicked, but He hears the prayer of the righteous (Proverbs 15:29).
Dear friends, it is a comfort to be able to depend upon you to pray with us as we take our petitions to our Lord. We are grateful for you and your faithful support.
As this invasion intensifies and many more dear people are in jeopardy, I ask for your continued prayers.
Please join with us as we lift up Ukraine, its people, and other members of our CapMin family who are still in jeopardy or may soon be in this ongoing assault.
Let us be on our knees for our dear brothers and sisters in Christ in this hour of their great need.
I ask that you continue to pray for Slavik, Valeriu, and their families, asking God for wisdom, discernment, protection, courage, strength, resolve, and for His grace.
Please pray that God’s will be done in Ukraine.
Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need (Hebrews 4:16).
Now I beseech you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christ’s sake, and for the love of the Spirit, that ye strive together with me in your prayers to God for me. (Romans 15:30).
In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: He heard my voice out of His temple, and my cry came before Him, even into His ears (Psalm 18:6).
People often seek God under times of turmoil.
Over the years I have often thought that when world disruption occurs, the texture of the soil relative to the seed of the Word of God will change dramatically—and that our efforts to establish ministries to teach God’s Word to political leaders will intensify at light speed.
At this turbulent time, we pray for peace and for God’s protection of Ukraine, this sovereign nation, and its people.
And we are mindful that this is the moment when we need to accelerate founding and growing ministries in the capitals throughout the world, especially in the Eastern and Western Europe.
Let us unite in sobriety and purpose as we advance the Gospel to the political leaders of the world.