This is perhaps the most painful update I have sat down to write. As you know, Ukraine is at war, fighting off an unprovoked invasion by Putin’s Russia. Cities are gradually being reduced to rubble, men, women, and children are being killed, and millions of displaced persons are desperately fleeing westward for safety.
You probably see this in the news, but Ukrainians are valiantly defending their homeland while inflicting severe losses on the Russian invaders. Putin is turning his own Russia into a police state, and sanctions are strangling his people.
“In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the
darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”
– John 1:4, 5 ESV
In the midst of this darkness, the world is rallying to Ukraine’s side, and we are grateful. Many churches, organizations, and individuals in western Ukraine are bravely driving eastward into the war zone to bring back more stranded refugees. This armada of vans, buses, and cars is Ukraine’s Dunkirk moment, their finest hour, preparing for a future battle and a future victory.