Piles of burned Bibles, charred walls and rubble were among the few things remaining of a missions organization’s field ministries headquarters near Kyiv, Ukraine, after it was bombed by Russian military forces, according to the group’s president.
Sergey Rakhuba, president of Mission Eurasia, requested prayer as his team continues to work with ministry partners inside and outside of Ukraine distributing food, Bibles and other needed materials to refugees and others impacted by the country’s war with Russia.
“Our hearts are broken and profoundly bleeding,” said Rakhuba in a March 30 Facebook post that provided photos of the damage. “It is devastating to see our field ministries [headquarters] … completely destroyed.”
“What is even more devastating, in addition to destroying our building, the Russian troops threw all the remaining literature from our warehouse, which was meant to be used for evangelism, outside in a pile and burned it.”
Gospel light amid destruction
Rakhuba said the group’s field ministries headquarters in Ukraine had been used to provide training and support for their ministry efforts, which involves 14 countries in Eurasia. In addition to having ministry teams throughout Eurasia, they also have a U.S. office based in Nashville, Tennessee.
“Now, this is just a good memory,” said Rakhuba of their destroyed facility near Kyiv. He recently returned from Ukraine to the U.S. after assisting with relief efforts for two weeks.
“But as I have said, they will not stop the Truth of the gospel from continuing to be spread in Ukraine and across Eurasia. Please keep praying for our teams on the ground … shining the light of the gospel amid this destruction, while helping the neediest in the name of Jesus.”