Take Heart Ukraine

Take Heart Ukraine

“Since, through God’s mercy, we have this ministry, we do not lose heart.”

(2 Corinthians 4:1)

The FEBC team in Ukraine are exhausted. After months of war, most have stayed in the country, even when many of them are free to leave. They have recruited new staff and grown the FM network with new stations. They have developed a counselling ministry because thousands of people every week are asking for advice and prayer. They have comforted each other as friends and colleagues have suffered and died. Yet they are not complaining. They simply ask for your prayers and support so they can take heart and keep on “setting forth the truth plainly.” (2 Corinthians 4:2) [Pictured above: Inna is one of our main broadcasters in Ukraine. She has a large following on FM, online radio, and across numerous Social Media platforms. Please pray for her.]

Please donate to our FEBC ‘Take heart Ukraine’ appeal to support the staff and structure in Ukraine and help the broadcast stay strong?

Matt Perry from FEBC New Zealand, recently met with the Ukraine director Eduard Kurilenko and our Senior Regional Coordinator Victor Akterov (pictured here on the page banner, at the top). They shared how hundreds of soldiers and civilians in the battle zones have turned to Christ. FEBC listenership in Ukraine continues to grow as thousands of people think and talk about God, and life after death, like never before.

Your support of FEBC is broadcasting ‘light’ in this very dark situation. Please help today with a donation to keep broadcasting faith, hope, and love into the lives of thousands of Ukrainian listeners.

“For God who said ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.”

(2 Corinthians 4:6)

This appeal is to resource our broadcasting and counselling staff, enabling them to stay in the country and persevere in the ministry. Christian ministers and broadcasters are communicators of God’s love and wisdom in the midst of many other violent and unhealthy messages. Your prayers and support are broadcasting the ‘knowledge of the glory of God.’ (2 Corinthians 4:

One of the most talented broadcasters and programme director in Kyiv, Maxim (pictured), was recently drafted to be a chaplain in the Ukrainian army. Maxim is introducing many fellow soldiers to Jesus, and guiding many to listen to ‘Radio M’ the FEBC station across the country.

Please pray for Maxim’s wellbeing, for his wife Yulia and five year old daughter Karina. Let’s also pray for his safe return to his family, and to FEBC broadcasting as soon as this war ends.

“We are hard pressed on every side,
but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair;
persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.
We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus,
so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.”

(2 Corinthians 4:8-10)

During COVID we set up a counselling ministry across Ukraine. This ministry is now over-stretched helping people with the anxieties of the war. Your support will help us resource the counsellors and strengthen the telephone system and online structure to cope with the calls and inquiries. The phone system generally serves the 30+ age group. The online responders are predominantly teenagers and children. Our counsellors need ongoing training and support to stay strong. They need to be resilient, and spiritually healthy themselves, to be able to ‘reveal the life of Jesus’ to their callers.

Once again Victor Akterov told me:

“Our counsellors are regularly ‘talking people off the ledge.’ Every single day they remind people ‘God loves you,’ ‘Don’t give up,’ ‘Hold on to Jesus.’”

Thank you for your faithful support. We believe the nation of Ukraine can emerge from this war with a new strength and faith that only God could have granted. Though the nation is outwardly devastated, inwardly there is a resolve and renewal taking place. People are exhausted, but many are determined not to lose heart. You and FEBC are helping thousands get through. People like Inna (pictured with the microphone at the top of the page). Like Eduard the National Director and his wife Nadine. Like Maxim and Yulia, and like thousands of listeners who have put their hope in Jesus Christ because they believe what they’re hearing on Radio M.

Please help Ukraine ‘Take Heart’ and keep broadcasting faith, hope, and love.

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Thank you for your prayers and support.

Read more about FEBC ministry in Ukraine here.

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