Sergei reports about this historic chaplain training!
By Sergei Golovin, Regional Director of GNPI-Ukraine
We had an extremely joyful trip to a seminary, not far from Kiev, to contribute to the first-ever, chaplains’ intensive training program. It truly was historic, a sign of changes in the society.
Even more than 20 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, there was no legal ground for pastoral ministry at places like jails, military bases, clinics, etc. Some brothers were doing this ministry anyway as volunteers, but they did not have proper rights and could be stopped at any moment, or even persecuted for it.
These people have faced challenges every day. They asked extremely meaningful questions that allowed us to dig into the Scriptures, looking for sound biblical answers together.
We are grateful to partner with these courageous guys who are working to bring the hope and comfort in Jesus to the hardest and hottest places!