Ukraine – What we know & What can we do

We know that some of our brothers and sisters live in areas that are at elevated risk for bombardment and invasion. We know that refugees are particularly vulnerable, with uncertain circumstances and conditions. We know that the primary method for brothers and sisters in Ukraine, as well as Russia, to fellowship is through the internet.… Read More Ukraine – What we know & What can we do

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Signs of the Times – Tensions between Russia and Israel

(With thanks to Brother Roger Long) Establishing a measure of cooperation with Moscow over Syria has allowed the Israeli government to continue operations against Iranian-backed groups such as Hezbollah. Thus, the Israeli response to the crisis in Ukraine has been quite low-key, sending humanitarian help to Kyiv, but refusing to dispatch military aid or participate… Read More Signs of the Times – Tensions between Russia and Israel

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Pledges to send more military assistance to Ukraine and Russian warnings

Boris Johnson pledges to send more arms during surprise visit to Kyiv The Guardian, April 10, 2022, wrote Boris Johnson has made a surprise trip to Kyiv to meet the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky, pledging a major new infusion of British arms and financial aid to help counter the expected deadly new phase in Russia’s military… Read More Pledges to send more military assistance to Ukraine and Russian warnings

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Russia vows to target British weapons as UK missile downs helicopter

Russia’s ambassador to the UK has warned that British weapons supplied to Ukraine are “legitimate targets” for the Russian army. Andrey Kelin made the warning on Saturday as Vladimir Putin’s forces struggled to make gains in the country. The UK has already supplied President Volodymyr Zelensky’s forces with thousands of Javelin and NLAW anti-tank missiles, which have been used… Read More Russia vows to target British weapons as UK missile downs helicopter

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Thank you to those of you that have provided items for the children of Ukraine and other sufferers

From our Newbury ecclesia: Thank you to those of you that have provided items for the children of Ukraine and other sufferers. I have collected the bags and boxes from the hall and today I am pleased to tell you that these have been delivered to the collection point in Basingstoke. I was able to… Read More Thank you to those of you that have provided items for the children of Ukraine and other sufferers

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Today’s thought “Fear-of-God, also in times of war, is a school in skilled living” (April 05)

In these days, when we get to see horrible pictures of war crimes, we see enough proof of how man has gone far away from the precepts or prescriptions of God. We can wonder what would have gone into those heads of soldiers who raped and tortured those people in Ukraine. Clearly there have been… Read More Today’s thought “Fear-of-God, also in times of war, is a school in skilled living” (April 05)

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Ukraine war is veering fast towards a big power conflict

Debkafile, March 17, 2022 Event: “Unacceptable and unforgivable,” was the Kremlin’s response to the US president’s branding of Vladimir Putin as “a war criminal,” on Wednesday, March 16. Incensed rather than cowed by sanctions and international condemnation, the Russian president is likely to double down on his war offensive against Ukraine – regardless of the… Read More Ukraine war is veering fast towards a big power conflict

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Signs of the Times – “Distress of nations …”

(With thanks to Brother Roger Long) As Russia’s war in Ukraine continues, with appalling suffering being inflicted on the people of that state, the western world has imposed major sanctions on Moscow, sanctions that will inevitably have an impact on life in many nations – such is the nature of our interconnected world. A recent… Read More Signs of the Times – “Distress of nations …”

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Worldwide Call to Prayer for Brethren in Ukraine and Russia

“For many years the brotherhood has watched for the time of the end and the return of the Lord Jesus, expecting movement from the north on countries further south and eventually into the Promised Land. Whilst we hope that the current events in Ukraine may be part of that fulfillment, we should not forget that… Read More Worldwide Call to Prayer for Brethren in Ukraine and Russia

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Our Ukrainian brothers and sisters who got over the border

About 11 of our brothers and sisters are now over the border and more are trying to come. But the problem is with our more elderly ones and those in areas surrounded by Russian forces where it’s impossible to move out. There are many African students in Ukraine and some have stayed on there after… Read More Our Ukrainian brothers and sisters who got over the border

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Russia-Ukraine war: Putin lays waste to cities

March 2, 2022 Bombardment pulverises schools and hospitals as civilian deaths ‘pass 2,000’ amid claims Kherson has fallen. Russian forces shelled schools, hospitals and homes across Ukraine yesterday as President Putin’s invasion threatened to escalate into a long war of attrition. Moscow inflicted sustained rocket attacks on the city of Kharkiv after Ukrainian forces halted… Read More Russia-Ukraine war: Putin lays waste to cities

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