Christian persecution has been intensifying around the world. For example, there’s the tragic story of the two year old boy and his entire family that have been sentenced to life in prison in North Korea after authorities found a Bible in the possession of the parents.
Various ministries have been raised up for the persecuted church worldwide and one of them is Door of Hope International of which Paul Popov is the CEO. In 1948, when he was five years old, his father, Haralan Popov, a prominent Protestant minister, was brutally taken from his family by the KGB and arrested on false charges of being a “spy for America.” Paul, along with his family, were branded as “enemies of the state.”
On February 24, 2022, at the direction of Vladimir Putin, Russian forces invaded Ukraine. There’s been destruction, devastation, air strikes, artillery bombardment, hunger, displacement, families separated and more.
According to Paul, over the past 15 months, 3 to 4 million people have been able to leave Ukraine, heading for Poland, Germany, Sweden and other nations. The Ukrainian death toll currently stands at about 100,000.
Typically, summer is a time for youth outreach by DOHI in Ukraine. However, the places to do this have no bomb shelters nearby, so obviously it would be irresponsible to bring children to such places.
Regarding believers in general, Paul reported that Ukraine is a Christian nation, with even the leadership being very pro-Christian. Currently, many churches are experiencing revival, and since the first invasion by Russia in 2014, God has been using these uncertain times to lead many to faith.
Learn more about this amazing work of God amidst the devastation of war, whether Paul feels if there’s any end in sight, how you can pray, and hear how listeners responded, when you review this Crosstalk broadcast.
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