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KYIV, UKRAINE

If you're looking for information on how to support the team during the recent crisis, visit https://mtw.org/ukraine-crisis.

Located in the former Soviet Union, Ukraine sits on the borderland between East and West. It is a country torn by the ravages of communism, corruption, and war with Russia, but God is using all these things to open people to the gospel. Across this ancient nation, MTW Ukraine has started a dozen churches that now form their own Presbyterian denomination and have their own seminary, buildings, and numerous ministries. MTW partners with this national denomination to see the church grow and reach further into their region and beyond.

In Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital, the MTW team is helping nationals plant several Presbyterian churches, including an English-speaking international church. Additionally, the Evangelical Reformed Seminary of Ukraine trains pastors and other church leaders with a Reformed biblical worldview to minister in their context. Grounded in the gospel and working to plant Ukrainian churches and equip national Christian leaders, MTW Kyiv aims to foster the growth and expansion of the church throughout Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

For latest updates on the war in Ukraine, go to https://mtw.org/ukraine-crisis.

MEET THE TEAM

Eide, Jonathan & Tracy

The Eides have rejoiced to see church plants grow in numbers and faith in Ukraine.

The Eides have rejoiced to see church plants grow in numbers and faith in Ukraine.

Pike, Mel & Martha

Mel and Martha serve in Kyiv, Ukraine, helping to plant a church reaching internationals and English-speaking Ukrainians.

Mel and Martha serve in Kyiv, Ukraine, helping to plant a church reaching internationals and English-speaking...

Stanton, Dal & Beth

Dal and Beth return to Kyiv, Ukraine, to help with church planting and development and to explore how to expand efforts to help Ukrainian women and girls who are trafficked and sexually exploited.

Dal and Beth return to Kyiv, Ukraine, to help with church planting and development and to explore how to expand...

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Church Planting Opportunities in Ukraine
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We're In This Together: A Crates for Ukraine Update

Over 250 churches came together to pack and send more than 1,200 relief crates to Ukrainians in need.

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An Opportunity For the Ukrainian Church (VIDEO)

The Church has this unique moment to minister right where people are broken and vulnerable, offering them a stable hope that cannot change.

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The Ukraine Crisis Has Been an Opportunity for the Church to Act as One (VIDEO)

"Brothers and sisters, it was incredible. This is one of the strongest testimonies throughout this time. I have seen the Church act as one."

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Thank You for Helping Ukraine! (VIDEO)

The church has been so generous to come alongside our brothers and sisters in Christ in Ukraine. Thank you for all you've made possible.

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Dasha: A Life Transformed and Faith Renewed in Ukraine (VIDEO)

After two months sheltering in a school, Dasha yearned to hear silence, to see friends, to walk—not run—on the street, to read the Bible.

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Pastoring in War: A Ukrainian Pastor Shares His Experience (VIDEO)

How has the church in Ukraine fared during the war? One Kyiv pastor details how his church has endured, pivoted, and ministered to others.

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MTW Ukraine Team and Church Leaders Care for the Community in Crisis (VIDEO)

From the start of the war, MTW Ukraine missionaries and church leaders stepped into action to respond and care for those around them.

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Crates for Ukraine: Meeting Needs in a Meaningful Way

MTW missionaries hope a new initiative for churches to fill crates and fly them to Poland will solve several challenges and streamline aid.

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The Stakes Are High for Ukrainians Praying for Peace

These are our brothers and sisters in Christ. We must stand with them. They are looking at the prospect of losing their freedom to worship.

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Light Shines in the Darkness in Ukraine

Churches and believers in Ukraine and in neighboring countries have been able to show extraordinary hospitality amid the darkness of war.

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Fleeing Ukraine in Photos

MTW Ukraine missionary Bob Burnham snapped photos during his exodus from Odesa at the outbreak of the war, documenting his journey.

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How Pastors Are Ministering in Ukrainian Cities Under Attack

We spoke with two Ukrainian pastors who minister to churches in two cities where there has been intense bombing.

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Broken Reeds and Smoldering Wicks: Isaiah Provides a Perspective on the War in Ukraine

Isaiah reminds us how God gets His will done in dark places, and offers wisdom for believers ministering in the Ukraine crisis.

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Ministry in a Time of War: How Missionaries and Pastors Are Coping With the Unimaginable

The crisis has forced many Ukrainian Christians to make heart-wrenching decisions while trying to come to grips with their new reality.

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From Prison Cell to Seminary

Sitting in his holding cell in Kyiv, Ukraine, Vlad prayed, telling God that if he got out, he would give his life in ministry to Him.

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Spontaneous Love: Ukrainian Church Plant Reaches Out to Refugees

When disabled and elderly refugees from eastern Ukraine were forced to flee, a local Presbyterian church embraced them like family.

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They All Have First Names

As refugees flood into European countries where we minister, we are learning how to love them as Christ does.

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Finding Jesus in Ukraine: My Journey from Atheist to Missionary

I grew up in a typical Soviet atheist family, not thinking about God and faith. Then one summer I met real Christians for the first time.

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Goliath Must Fall: Two Gospel Stories

In a hard-to-reach, largely atheistic European city, these stories declare the gospel to be "the power of God unto salvation."

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The Crisis in Ukraine

The political situation unfolding across Ukraine is impacting the lives of missionaries and could have implications for future ministry.

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"This is our 9/11"

Unrest in Ukraine ushers in a new season of spiritual openness.

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The Remarkable Influence of Believers in Ukraine

With much thanksgiving, I write to confirm that God is answering prayers for Ukraine in marvelous ways.

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Looking After Souls

Robin teared up as she shared her frustrations. Alyona reached out her hand and said, "But you have talent. You look after souls."

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Pray against rape, murder, and capture of men, women, and children in Russian-occupied areas of Ukraine. Pray for protection for the vulnerable.

Give thanks for and pray for the Krakow crisis team, the distribution of aid, and the shelter ministry as the team cares for displaced Ukrainians.

Pray for courage for Christ’s followers in and around Ukraine. mtw.org/ukraine-crisis

Pray for families who have evacuated, leaving behind the only place they have ever known. Pray for transition and provision. 

Pray for pastors who have stayed behind in Ukraine as they minister to their congregations and the surrounding communities in a time of war.

Pray for the health, rest, and ability to continue for those who are working with and making arrangements for refugees. It can feel like the future of each one of them is in your hands. mtw.org/ukraine-crisis

Pray that our brothers and sisters who have lost everything will cling to the community of believers and ultimate hope in Christ, and for the massive movement of people and the refugee work our teams are involved in focusing on Lviv and Krakow. mtw.org/ukraine-crisis

Pray for Ukraine to trust what is not changeable and to hope in what cannot be lost. May the Church in Ukraine be strengthened through this war. mtw.org/ukraine-crisis

Pray for Ukrainian refugees who are being welcomed by the church in Belgorod to be drawn to Christ. 

Pray for MTW's ministry to refugees in Greece, Germany, Ukraine, Uganda, Panama, and the U.S.

Pray for teams teaching English (ESL) as a part of their ministry and for the students who attend English classes/camp.

Thank God for bringing Ukrainians to faith in Him and giving them the vision to reach their own country for Christ. Pray for many more to be transformed.

Pray for two women, Monika and Andrea, who have recently come to faith against the odds in a hard-to-reach, largely atheistic European city.

Pray for Monika, that God would continue to heal her, give her a new purpose, and protect her life from physical harm, and for Andrea, that she would grow deep roots of faith and be a witness to those like her—unlikely subjects—of the reality of the grace of God.

Pray for the safety of believers in Ukraine. Pray for God to use the crisis to strengthen their faith and bring more Ukrainians to Christ.

Pray for believers in Ukraine during a time of political uncertainty.

Give thanks to God for believers in Ukraine who are standing strong and joining together across denominations for prayer.

Europe Scholarship & Assistance

Enabling spiritual refreshment for missionaries and national partners

UA Ukraine Crisis Church Fund

Help the church of Ukraine get relief during the war and rebuild in the future.

Evangelical Reformed Seminary of Ukraine (ERSU)

Students receive training in Reformed theology and prepare for ministry.