HEROES – Modern Hebrews 11 heroes
“These were commended for their faith…” 11:39
Today Yulia met a Ukrainian friend, a fellow missionary with our ministry in Ukraine. His brother, Nikolai, and four others died while evacuating civilians from Mariupol, Ukraine. Nikolai’s vehicle was struck by a rocket. As a believer serving the Lord, Nikolai was running with a metaphorical torch for the Glory of God. Although his torch fell, his brother Petya has picked it up again. Petya continued to evacuate people and to bring in supplies. Today was special because he was given special approval to be able leave and come back to Ukraine as long as he brings back supplies with each return trip. So Petya came here to see his wife, Ala, and his daughters. Petya could have easily found a way to justify staying here with his refugee family. But, Petya is returning to Ukraine and he is driving our shipment of supplies (tourniquets, splints, food, flashlights) back to those in great need. Petya picked up the torch, and is running… for the glory of God!!