EASTERN UKRAINE: A few weeks ago our UK director Peter Wooding and a team visited with Evgeniy, along with other incredible believers who still serve in this troubled region. “When I met Evgeniy at the church, I was struck by his gentle and friendly nature. It seemed amazing to me that he had been imprisoned by the separatists on two different occasions, yet he seemed so modest,” Pete said.
“The first time I was captured was in May 2014, in Slavyansk. It was occupied during this time and we brought humanitarian aid and took ill people who couldn’t move themselves. The separatist forces took our cars and said we weren’t allowed to take away these ill people. So, they punished me by putting me in jail for 15 days, and then they found a Bible in my car. They said I was an American spy. ‘If you are a Christian or a spy it’s the same! It’s not possible to change people. You should be killed!’” they said. Read the full story.