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Russian radio station continuing to broadcast Gospel message

LASI, Romania (BP) – Despite a variety of challenges resulting from the ongoing war, a Christian radio station broadcasting to Slavic nations has continued its Gospel ministry, this time from Romania. Although New Life Radio is the first and only FM Christian radio station in Russia, the station relocated from Russia to Odessa, Ukraine, several […]

‘Very chaotic’ for perhaps 180,000 ‘traumatized’ orphans in Ukraine

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) – The nearly 200,000 orphans in Ukraine are especially traumatized by Russia’s invasion that has displaced millions of civilians, according to a Southern Baptist adoption and orphan care minister who has adopted three children from Ukraine.

UN: 6.5 million people displaced inside Ukraine due to war

GENEVA (AP) – The U.N. migration agency said Friday that nearly 6.5 million people have been displaced inside Ukraine, on top of the 3.2 million who have already fled the country.

Romanian Baptists stepping up to help those fleeing Ukraine

Romanian Baptists and International Mission Board missionaries are responding to the influx of refugees from Ukraine into Romania.

Southern Baptist volunteers mobilizing to serve ‘ocean of people’ fleeing Ukraine

POLAND (BP) – A Disaster Assistance & Response Team (DART) of Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) and volunteers returned from Poland last week to survey ways volunteers from the United States might engage and serve Ukrainian refugees fleeing the invasion of their homeland.

Russia steps up bombardment of Kyiv, civilians flee Mariupol

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) – Russia stepped up its bombardment of Kyiv on Tuesday, devastating an apartment house and other buildings, while civilians in 2,000 cars fled Mariupol along a humanitarian corridor in what was believed to the biggest evacuation yet from the desperately besieged seaport.

At Baptist Ukraine seminary: ‘State of emergency is our new normal’

LVIV, Ukraine (BP) – With Russian air raids now just 100 miles northeast of Ukraine Baptist Theological Seminary in Lviv, president Yaroslav “Slavik” Pyzh is challenged to live in a state of emergency as the new normal.

Thousands of Ukrainian Christians find solace in Polish Baptist church

CHELM, Poland (BP) -- “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28). This verse embodies Chelm Baptist Church’s response to Ukrainian refugees who have made long and arduous journeys out of their homeland and who are burdened by the loss of life as they knew it in Ukraine.

Alabama church has ‘boots on the ground’ in Moldova to aid refugees

Ukraine is a long way from Robertsdale, Ala., – more than 5,700 miles, in fact. But that vast expanse isn’t stopping the people of First Baptist Church Robertsdale from being involved in the war-torn area.

Ukrainian seminary student in constant contact with family as they help during crisis

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) – For Vladyslav “Vlad” Hruntkovskyi, a Southern Baptist Theological Seminary student from Ukraine, the country’s current crisis is having a huge impact both on his family and his own personal ministry journey.