New Testaments needed now

Photo by Ukrainian Bible Institute.

(Photo by Ukrainian Bible Institute)

Ukraine (MNN) — Another group is gearing up to share the Gospel in Ukraine’s unreached villages–while they still can.

“We need New Testaments for every unreached village,” says evangelist Slavik Radchuk with Christian Aid Mission, your link to indigenous missions. “We want everyone to know Christ. Hell is for the devil, but heaven is for people.”

Radchuk recently returned from Ukraine where thousands of believers in Christ are praying and fasting for their nation every day. The door opened for the gospel in 1991and remains open, but for how long?

With a collapsed economy and soldiers all around, Ukrainian believers trust the Lord will protect them. This trust has opened their eyes to the need in their country.

During summer 2014, hundreds of young student volunteers plan to visit every village with no church and leave four copies of the New Testament in each one. The “Summer for Jesus” project will provide people who have never seen the Scriptures the opportunity to hold the pages of God’s Word in their hands.

“We are a nation of missionaries, not armies,” says Radchuk. “People need the Lord more than ever.”

100,000 copies of the New Testament are needed for the “Summer for Jesus” project to reach villages without a witness for Christ.

“The gospel is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes” (Romans 1:16).

The cost for God’s Word to reach the hands, eyes, and hearts of those who do not know the Savior is only $5 per village.

The six ministries Christian Aid helps in Ukraine are also crying out for provision. “We need food,” the director of Father’s House said. “Our pantry is empty.” Pray for provisions.

Pray also that the people who were once forbidden to read the Scriptures will experience the love of God through His Word. Pray that the students would have wisdom and show compassion on the villagers. Pray that the hearts of the people in Ukraine would be receptive to God’s word.

“Now unto Him Who is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, unto Him be glory in the church”( Ephesians 3:20-21).