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  • First baby girl born with three parents

    February 2 2017 by Julie Borg, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    First baby girl born with three parents

    In early January, a mother in Ukraine gave birth to a baby girl with DNA from three parents – two women and one man. She is the second baby known to be born from modern mitochondrial replacement therapy, but her birth is a first in several other ways.

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  • In Ukraine: He lifts church’s resolve to stay open

    October 13 2015 by Tom Long, IMB Connecting | with 0 comments
    In Ukraine: He lifts church’s resolve to stay open

    I met Victor* last summer. At that time, the 30-something believer was helping evacuate people from Ukrainian towns and villages where the war was raging. Now he works with a ministry that assists internally displaced people. Life along the road to the war front seemed normal – gardens surrounding every home ...

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  • 365 Days: Prayer warriors stand on knees in Ukraine

    March 3 2015 by Marc Ira Hooks, IMB Communications | with 0 comments
    365 Days: Prayer warriors stand on knees in Ukraine

    On March 2, in Kharkiv’s central square, a group of Christians from different denominations huddled together on their knees, praying for their city. While the moment passed without celebration or fanfare, it marked the 365th consecutive day the group has gathered to pray for peace.

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  • War in eastern Ukraine aids church planting in the west

    February 27 2015 by Marc Ira Hooks, IMB Communications | with 0 comments
    War in eastern Ukraine aids church planting in the west

    One year after the Euromaidan Revolution on Kiev’s Independence Square thousands came this weekend to memorialize “The Heavenly Hundred” – those who lost their lives during last February’s bloody protests. At the same time prayer services were being held, a new church was being birthed across town as 16 people gathered for worship ...

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  • Ukraine’s cry for help & hope stirs U.S. churches to pray, go

    August 21 2014 by Ava Thomas, IMB/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Ukraine’s cry for help & hope stirs U.S. churches to pray, go

    Becky Dorman, a member at Graceland Baptist Church in New Albany, Ind., met the young Ukrainian woman in 2009 when Dorman’s mission team traveled to Ukraine. Though Graceland Baptist has been unable to send a team back to Ukraine this year, the crisis has opened new ministry doors.

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  • Russian, Ukraine Baptists voice political divide

    July 31 2014 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Russian, Ukraine Baptists voice political divide

    The Russian Union of Evangelical Christians-Baptists (RUECB) stirred controversy at its May 30th congress in St. Petersburg, when it cited Proverbs 24:21, “Do not join with rebellious officials,” in questioning the Ukrainian revolution.

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  • Easter sermon yielded to Ukraine’s president

    April 28 2014 by Sharayah Colter, Southern Baptist TEXAN, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Easter sermon yielded to Ukraine’s president

    Ukrainians attending an Easter service at a large and crowded Baptist church in Kiev were unaware that Oleksandr Turchynov, a Baptist preacher and Ukraine’s acting president, would be there when they gathered to celebrate Christ’s resurrection, said Texas evangelist, Michael Gott.

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  • Anti-Semitism card overplayed in Ukraine

    April 18 2014 by Abraham H. Foxman, USA Today/Religion News Service | with 0 comments
    Anti-Semitism card overplayed in Ukraine

    While Ukrainian Jewish leaders recognized the flier as a political dirty trick, it caused widespread outrage here in the United States, where just about everyone was immediately struck by its echoes of the Nazi policies that led to the Holocaust in Europe.

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  • Jews ordered to register in east Ukraine

    April 18 2014 by Oren Dorell, USA Today/Religion News Service | with 0 comments
    Jews ordered to register in east Ukraine

    Jews in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk where pro-Russian militants have taken over government buildings were told they have to “register” with the Ukrainians who are trying to make the city become part of Russia, according to Israeli media.

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  • ‘Holy desperation’ in Ukraine, Gott says

    April 11 2014 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Holy desperation’ in Ukraine, Gott says

    The Ukrainian crisis has kindled an interdenominational prayer movement in the nation, said Michael Gott, a Southern Baptist evangelist, who ministers there and has accepted an invitation from Ukrainian Baptists to preach on a national day of mourning in Kiev.

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  • Violence spreads in Ukraine along with fervency in prayer

    April 9 2014 by Nicole Lee, IMB/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Violence spreads in Ukraine along with fervency in prayer

    Thousands demonstrated in the eastern cities of Donetsk, Kharkiv and Luhansk, while others were fervent in prayer. At noon on April 6 an International Mission Board worker received a message from a local news agency reporting that the city of Donetsk would be renamed the People’s Republic of Donetsk.

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  • Unity found amid conflict in Ukraine

    March 31 2014 by Marc Ira Hooks, IMB/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Unity found amid conflict in Ukraine

    More than 80 Russian-speaking Baptist church planters, pastors and Russian ministry workers from across Europe gathered in Germany this month for their annual summit of the Network of Russian Speaking Churches of the European Baptist Federation.

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  • Frank Page promises prayer for Ukraine

    March 26 2014 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Frank Page promises prayer for Ukraine

    Over the phone both Frank Page and Vyacheslav Nesteruk joined the intercession of Ukrainian believers in various city squares. Page expressed his prayer support and his intention to call on all Southern Baptists to pray for Christian brothers and sisters in Ukraine as they minister to a nation in crisis.

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  • Crimean tension stirs call for prayer, Bibles

    March 12 2014 by Nicole Lee, IMB/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Crimean tension stirs call for prayer, Bibles

    In the middle of what some are calling the biggest crisis between Moscow and the West since the Cold War, Ukrainian Christians are not panicking, but are on the offensive by praying. Ukraine churches are calling for prayer vigils to ask God for peace in their country and for His name to be glorified.

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  • Ukraine-Russia tensions expand ministry

    March 6 2014 by Erich Bridges, IMB/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Ukraine-Russia tensions expand ministry

    Tensions rose to dangerous levels as Russian forces occupied Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula in late February, but Ukrainian Baptists aren’t slowing down their ministry to a nation battered by months of internal crisis. In fact, they’re picking up pace.

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