A year after the war began, Ukrainians are still living in the valley of darkness.
Thousands of civilians have been killed. Towns lie in ruins. Citizens have experienced terrible violence and inhumanely denied access to food, water and medical treatment.
Nowhere is safe. Rockets have hit even the most remote regions of the country.
“To live a year in a full-scale war wears you down, even if you are not on the frontlines,” says Bible Society worker Rostyslav. “The whole nation has been affected. We civilians have never been prepared to withstand this amount of stress. It can ruin you.”
The impacts of war:
But even in the darkest times, there is hope. Bible Society workers are at work delivering Bibles and urgent supplies to Ukrainians amidst the horrors of war.
Churches and Christian organisations are actively involved in helping people by:
Bible Society Ukraine is seeing unprecedented interest in the Bible. Every day, they receive requests for Scripture.
“Witnessing how fragile life is causes you to turn your thoughts to God, to eternity, to spiritual things,” Rostyslav says. “There’s no other way than to just stay connected to the source of humanness and guidance: The Bible.”
“In the ministry field, there is no greater motivation than knowing your every effort counts,” he says. “Every Bible given away is capable of changing someone’s current condition and future.”
The reality is that demand for the Bible outweighs supply in Ukraine. Which is why we need your help.
“Unfortunately, every time our teams head to the frontline and recently liberated areas, the Bibles we take always run out way too soon,” Rostyslav reflects.
“There is always someone left without the Bible.”
You can help bring the comfort and encouragement of God’s word to Ukraine through distribution of 150,500 Bibles
The goal of this project is to bring Scriptures to people and churches amidst the war.
The project will focus the Bible distribution on four main areas:
39,500 regular Bibles
11,000 youth Bibles
52,000 New Testament
48,000 children’s Bibles
Read Rostyslav’s most treasured Scriptures: