Japhin and Marie (Kyiv)
You have been reading many reports from Japhin and Marie over these last couple of months, like most of our staff they are exhausted, Marie has back pain and they need rest and recuperation. Would you pray for them and all our staff. We have just rented an apartment in Poland to bring our teams out for rest and ministry. Several teams of professional councilors and ywam counciiling teams are coming to minister to our workers and as well as to the many survivors from the liberated towns and villages. Please pray for healing, restoration for all our teams, including the border teams.
A word from Japhin and Marie…. 252We are going to Romania for a visa run.
My EU visa expires in the month of May. With no embassies offering consular services in Ukraine and airtravel halted, this means that I would not be able to leave the country.
Marie and I don’t want to leave Kyiv. We feel that going through this crucial time with the nation has bound our fate and our hearts to Ukraine like nothing before. The last two months were filled with sparks of joy and heroism in the midst of war. We can’t imagine going to bed without watching Selensky’s daily video update and waking up without checking what happened during the night.
We are going for a quick visa run and we expect to return in a week or so. Please do pray for our journey, the border crossing, and a fast visa process.
As YWAM Kyiv, we want to make sure that we are giving you specific prayer requests so that you can engage meaningfully in prayer- we really need every person praying!
“Please, keep praying for Mariupol, for the occupied Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions, for the main battle in Donetsk and Luhansk regions. The Russians have announced possible attacks on Ukrainian infrastructure, namely bridges and railroads. There were missile strikes on railroads in central Ukraine today. The Russians are also planning terrorist attacks on their territory with many casualties to blame on the Ukrainian army. Pray for all enemy plans to fail.
Al Akimoff and the Slavic Ministries Team