This is an email sent yesterday from a missionary friend at our church about the current situation in Ukraine. Unless you’re really looking, you won’t hear much at all about this in the mainstream news in the West (You can Google “Ukraine revolt” and get lots of articles and videos).
But this is not a professional news report but coming from first-hand reports from our brothers and sisters in Ukraine. Please take time to intercede for them. My wife and I have been to Ukraine several times and these people are near and dear to our hearts.
Ukraine’s current President/some parliament made a dictatorship on Ukraine TODAY (“voted” Jan. 16, enacted today)!
via Andrew Kelly – PRAY! PRAY! PRAY! for Ukraine today in your churches, Sunday School classes, at your lunch table, during your afternoon and into the night! An almost two month peaceful protest against a regime which basically legalized a new dictatorship on January 16th has begun to turn violent on the streets of Kiev today. Protestors have had enough, the people of Ukraine have had enough. The “People’s Council” as the opposition calls themselves have announced they will form a NEW parliament, write a new consitution which protects freedoms of the people and ends the oppressive regime of President Victor Yanokovych! Police busses are burning and the people are standing together. It is hard to live under a government where at least 10 of the ruling party are former professional killers (proven fact) and the President was a convicted and imprissoned rapist (proven fact). PRAY FOR PEACE! PRAY FOR JUSTICE! PRAY FOR UKRAINE, IT’S PEOPLE AND IT’S CHURCHES!
UPDATE: I forgot to mention when I first posted this that there are many negative things going on in Ukraine that you won’t read about in the news. For instance, there were new laws being quickly enacted that are very repressive…as Andrew Kelly reports on his Facebook page, “The government can shut down internet and cell phone coverage. Any more than 5 cars together (including a traffic jam) can result in EVERYONE in all cars being fined, losing their license and car. Ukraine is in a tragic mess politically and needs prayers!” Click on the graphic here to get an overview of these laws.
Please pray for the believers and leadership of Ukraine. May His Kingdom come and His will be done in Ukraine! Thank you!
NOTE: Periodic updates can be found here…