Journey to Ukraine

Joshua and Kelsie Steele

In March of 2022, our family was forced to evacuate from Ukraine. We have served as missionaries in L’viv for over 20 years, and now, like so many others, we find ourselves suddenly displaced from our home, our church, and our precious Ukrainian friends. But despite the shock of evacuation, God is opening doors and leading us step by step down this new path. Our purpose is to bless and minister to Ukrainians affected by the war. Come with us as we share our stories: striving to serve God, bless people, and praying that someday soon this journey will lead us back to our beloved Ukraine. ❤️🇺🇦

Digging In — Looking Ahead to the Long Haul
Jun 4 2022
Digging In — Looking Ahead to the Long Haul
It has now been over 100 days since Russia invaded our home — the beautiful country of Ukraine. We’re all ready for this nightmare to end, but reality is not as simple as we would like. In this episode, we’ll share our thinking about the long-term implications of the war for our family and ministry. We’ll update you on several key fronts, and we’ll close out the episode with an informative synopsis of the military situation on the ground in Ukraine.Thank you so much for listening to our podcast! Please share this episode with your friends, and pray for our family as we continue ministering to Ukrainians in Eastern Europe.Be sure to check out the blog post for this episode for related photos! Radekhivski HospodyniAlso in this episode, we talk more about the charity foundation “Radekhivski Hospodyni”. Their volunteers are working hard to send aid to soldiers on the front lines. They collate, package, and ship everything from food stuffs and medicines to shoes, clothing and even tactical gear. They’ve been in operation since 2014 when Russia first attacked Crimea and eastern Ukraine. If you’re curious, you can see photos of their work on their Facebook page.If you would like donate to Radekhivski Hospodyni, you can do so easily by sending funds via PayPal to Yura (Yuriy) Petriv. (details below) Yura is a member of our church in L’viv and a personal friend of more than 20 years. He receives funds from American donors and uses them to purchase and deliver the specific supplies requested by Radekhivski Hospodyni. Don’t forget to choose the “family and friends” option so that Yura will receive the full amount of your gift.❤️  Donate to Radekhivski Hospodyni (via Yuriy Petriv) on PayPal!📨  petrivs@ukr.net✅  Specify “Radekhivski Hospodyni” in the memo line.Resources❤️ Radekhivski Hospodyni (facebook.com)📺 How Ukraine Became Part of the USSR (youtube.com)📺 Is Russia Winning This War? (youtube.com)⚡️ Institute for the Study of War (understandingwar.org)⚡️ Invasion Day 98 – Summary (MilitaryLand.net)⚡️ UK Ministry of Defence (twitter.com)⚡️ Ukraine War in Maps (bbc.com)Support the show