For I gave you an example that you also should do as I did to you. — John 13:15 — Mykola Leliovskyi: Grace Bible Seminary | Ukraine One of the most shared memes last year in the Russian-speaking world was a side-by-side comparison. On one side, the kneeling Christ washing the apostles’ feet; on … Read More
Nothing Is Impossible
For nothing will be impossible with God. — Luke 1:37 — Oleg Kalyn: Grace Bible Seminary | Ukraine God can do whatever He wills. This concept is clearly presented in Scripture, and it serves as great encouragement for His people. In Genesis 17:1, He said, “I am God Almighty.” He revealed Himself to Abraham … Read More
Wolves in Disguise
Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. — Matthew 7:15 — Igor Bodun: Grace Bible Seminary | Ukraine The people of God of every age must be on guard against imposters. Jesus warns that imposters disguise themselves in order to be heard, to gain … Read More
Let Integrity Guide Your Life
The integrity of the upright will guide them, but the crookedness of the treacherous will destroy them. — Proverbs 11:3 — Mykola Leliovskyi: Grace Bible Seminary | Ukraine The Scriptures often remind us that the inward condition of our heart determines our external behavior. The Hebrew words translated here as “integrity” and “upright” are the most … Read More
Pray for Understanding
Lead me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; for You I wait all the day. — Psalm 25:5 — Brian Kinzel: Grace Bible Seminary | Ukraine What’s behind the psalmist’s plea for learning? What explains his desire for knowledge? Context tells us that his enemies hated him and … Read More
Do Not Let Sin Reign
Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life. — Romans 6:4 — Oleg Kalyn: Grace Bible Seminary | Ukraine As God’s children, we earnestly wait for the … Read More
The Former Soviet Union
The Former Soviet Union Grace Bible Seminary | Ukraine A TMAI School in Russia Word of Grace Bible Institute (for Russian Speakers) When the Soviet Union dissolved in 1991, the future of religious freedom looked bright. Over time, however, many of the religious rights that were once granted gave way to increased government regulations … Read More
Sound Ministry Requires Love
If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. — 1 Corinthians 13:1 — Igor Bodun: Grace Bible Seminary | Ukraine When I was a young boy, before the collapse of the Soviet Union, I was part … Read More
Love Must Be Tough
Fervently love one another from the heart. 1 Peter 1:22 Bruce Alvord: Grace Bible Seminary | Ukraine Far and away the favorite sport of most Ukrainians is soccer. I love it, too, and played goalie as a youth. The only way to be decent at this position is to fling your body farther and … Read More
05/21/22 — Ukraine Updates and Prayer Requests
Recent news reports state that Ukrainian combat missions in Mariupol have ceased as the city falls into Russian hands. However, we also received news that
God’s People in Ukraine and Europe
“Humanly speaking… it would be very difficult not to be depressed. But as believers, we believe… in Romans 8, that God knows what’s best for us and all things work together for good to those who are called and those who love God.”
04/02/22 — Ukraine Updates and Prayer Requests
As the war in Ukraine presses into its fifth week, please see below for updates and ways to pray.
03/18/22 — Ukraine Updates and Prayer Requests
Our GMI/TMAI missionaries are still in-country and serving the Ukrainian people. They are working to maintain communication with their network of seminary graduates and church leaders ministering around the country.
03/11/22 — Ukraine Updates and Prayer Requests
As the situation worsens in Ukraine, our team members have shared the following updates and prayer requests.
Ukraine Prayer Update
It has been one week since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and the damage and loss of life has been devastating. Please continue to pray for Ukraine, especially our dear brothers and sisters who are in harm’s way. The Lord has been kind to allow communication with our teams, and they’ve asked that we relay the following updates and prayer requests.
From Ukraine: “Please Pray Big Time”
As we gather this Sunday for corporate worship, please keep our dear brothers and sisters in Ukraine at the forefront of your prayers. Praise God our TMAI leaders and missionaries are doing well. Here are a few updates directly from them:
Prayer Needed for Ukraine
We ask that you join us in prayer as Russia has invaded Ukraine. Only the Lord knows how extensive the fallout will be, but millions of lives are being affected.
We’ve been in regular communication with our missionaries and teams in Ukraine, and we praise the Lord they are currently safe and doing well in Christ. Know they have decided to stay and shepherd their churches through this difficult time. They’ve told us it’s their “privilege” to do so as they serve Him.
Now’s the Time to Pray for Ukraine
As you’ve probably heard, Russia may soon invade Ukraine. In light of these reports, TMAI’s missionaries in Ukraine have told us that they plan to remain in-country to “help during what could be Ukraine’s greatest time of need.”