Ukraine Updates

Due to the ongoing war in Ukraine, we will now post ministry updates here on our News page. For ministry news from Ukraine, and war updates up to January 2023, please visit the Ukraine Project page here.

As the dreadful war goes on, we will share updates and prayer points regularly. Our Facebook page carries more news and stories.

The team in FEBC Kyiv sent this video, and asked that we pray for the things below as we head into Christmas and the New Year.

Please pray for the following:

  • for the families of our staff who have been drafted into the army. Some are chaplains, but all are at higher risk.
  • for all those soldiers and listeners facing intense grief, fear and overwhelming anxiety.
  • for our counsellors who help thousands in their stress, marriage breakdown, trials and loss.
  • for the new station in Ivano-Frankivsk with thousands of new listeners, including many internal refugees.
  • for the station and listeners in Zaporizhzhia. It is a responsive area but many fear the nuclear power plant under the control of the Russians.
  • for the Kherson region following the flooding. Many have lost everything and need hope.
  • for the thouands of radios and media devices we are distributing to find their way into households and deliver the good news.

Update: June, 2023

Another New Station, at a cost.

As the war drags on, FEBC Ukraine have just added our third new FM station during the invasion. This is a wonderful accomplishment and a great service to the people of Ukraine, and specifically the people of Ivano-Frankivsk. The addition of new FM stations and the subsequent expansion of the FEBC broadcasting network is not a sign of easy times. Applying for new licenses and establishing new antennae, transmitters, and studio relay facilities is a costly exercise, and tiring.

Eduard and his dedicated team of coworkers have worked tirelessly to make sure that the suffering people of eastern and western Ukraine can hear the life-giving message of God’s love and wisdom wherever they are. It is true that the licenses are coming to us cheaper because of the war. The authorities appear to appreciate the service to the community that FEBC radio provides. They grant licences because FEBC broadcasting is beneficial to all listeners offering comfort, advice and uplifting programmes for a hurting nations.

However, life and media operations in Ukraine are far more expensive now than before the war. Food, power, fuel, housing, everything is costly when your nation is under attack and your people and resources are scattered or damaged. Many FEBC staff do have the option to leave the country but they choose to stay, bear the cost, and keep Radio M on-air and reaching out to all who listen. Thank you for your prayers and support. Please donate today by hitting the green DONATE button (top right) and giving to keep FEBC Ukraine on-air and on-purpose TODAY.

Here is the latest video featuring the announcement of the new FM station in Ivano-Frankivsk. [2 minutes 14 seconds]


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