Bible Society at work amidst Kiev protests: The Church of England Newspaper, April 4, 2014 April 11, 2014Posted by geoconger in Church of England Newspaper.
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The Ukraine Bible Society has responded to the street protests in Kiev and the unrest in the Crimea with a campaign to distribute Scriptures in Russian and Ukrainian. “We believe that only God can bring peace and reconciliation so, with clergy and church volunteers, we went out onto the streets, getting close to government forces and protesters. Local churches set up prayer tents all over Maidan (Kiev’s Independence Square, scene of the conflict between police and protestors), and together we provided food and drink, helped the injured to get medical help, and distributed more than 8,000 Scriptures. People responded so warmly that we completely ran out of free Scriptures to distribute”, reports Rostyslav Stasyuk of UkBS. “We pray that with God’s help, Ukraine will emerge renewed and re–devoted to Him,” he writes.