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Update 7th June 2024

June 7, 2024
This last week has seen some sickness in the team, and lots of power outages as electricity is rationed during the day. The good news is the solar charger has arrived, and the team continue to receive and distribute aid, along with hygiene kits. Registration for the Summer Camps has also begun, with great success!
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Update 24th May 2024

May 24, 2024
Power outages continue to be a problem in the region, but the team have a solution for the Centre! They continue to work hard distributing aid, and are now preparing for the summer camps which they've decided will go ahead, including puppet theatre team training.
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Update 20th May 2024

May 20, 2024
Last week was exceptionally difficult, as some of you will have seen on the news. Drones, bombs and missiles are a constant threat to the region now. Laws are also changing, which may impact the team. However, services and clubs continue, and the team seem upbeat.
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Update 10th May 2024

May 10, 2024
This last week has seen some highs and some lows. The team's hard work has paid off, and a lorry-load of aid arrived from Germany! Sadly, a cruise missile strike damaged the power station that serves parts of Lebedyn, but miraculously, power was diverted and the Centre was able to operate.
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Update 5th May 2024

May 5, 2024
As the war continues unabated, the work of Bohdan and the team continues amongst the children, youth, and the community. English classes are proving a great success, and the bakery continue to give away hundreds of loaves a week. There's some good news on the aid front too!
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Update 26th April 2024

April 26, 2024
It is sad to report that the situation in the Lebedyn area remains very difficult. People are fleeing from Sumy every day, some of them coming to Lebedyn and others going further afield. The team though, continue their amazing work. Bedding is sewn, "cakes" and bread are baked, and they somehow manage to find food and other provisions to give away.
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Easter Camp 2024 Highlights

April 9, 2024
We're delighted to bring you a highlights video from the recent Easter/Spring camp. Take a look now.
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Update 28th March 2024

March 28, 2024
This week, Holy Week, has focused the team on the last week of Jesus' life, and how God turns the most evil of things into great joy. The war continues around Lebedyn, now with many refugees arriving in the town, and at the Centre. Bohdan and the amazing team though, continue to serve the children, the youth, families, and the elderly in their community!
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Update 24th March 2024

March 24, 2024
In the past week or so, we have seen in the news the intense pressure that is being put on Ukraine through increased military activity. This has meant some clubs cannot run, but the team have still been baking bread and going out into the community. Aid is becoming harder to source as donations dry up, but this last week has seen some promising conversations with other organisations that may help in the future.
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Update 4th March 2024

March 4, 2024
The last 10 days have seen a mix of highs and lows. News of the death of a friend killed in the war came as a shock to the team, but they have seen great progress in work with local schools, and have also been to the largest care home in the area.
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Update 23rd February 2024

February 23, 2024
Last Saturday the Trustees met, followed by a service to mark the start of our week of prayer ahead of the 2nd anniversary of the start of the war tomorrow, and we were delighted to be joined by Bohdan and Farmer Sergey. The week that has followed has been extremely challenging for the team. The military activity in the area seems to be escalating, and aid supplies are proving hard to find.
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Update 16th February 2024

February 16, 2024
This week has seen the date which most of our calendars will tell us is the day of “love”- Valentine’s Day! War challenges the root of love. Many are grieving lost ones, many suffering life changing injuries, some abandoned, many away fighting away from home, and others living alone and destitute, longing for the care and love of someone around them. 14th February is a difficult day for them. The team continue to reach out to all these people and show God’s love in hopefully a practical way. To feed, share encouragement and often giving someone a hug!
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Download the February 2024
Week of Prayer guide

February 15, 2024
From 17th - 24th February we are holding a week of prayer as we remember the 2nd anniversary of the war in Ukraine. To help you pray, we've created a PDF guide to download that contains some daily prayer points. 
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Update 9th February 2024

February 9, 2024
This week, Peter's usual meeting with Bohdan became a meeting with the whole team. They were able to give updates on each area of work they are involved in, which was amazing. The war continues, with sirens sounding more frequently than ever, but the team continue to visit those in need with aid and friendship.
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Update 2nd February 2024

February 2, 2024
Today is a bank holiday, and the team aim to make the most of it with youth and children's clubs, classes, and services this weekend! The situation in the region has not improved at all, and conditions are really difficult, so the Centre and the team are a beacon of hope for the community.
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Update 28th January 2024

January 28, 2024
This week, children have not been able attend school at all because of the war. The team have been busy - working to bake bread, find aid for those displaced by the war, and running the ever popular youth meetings. This update also contains Bohdan's report about the winter/Christmas camps that many of you so generously supported.
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Update 20th January 2024

January 20, 2024
This week has been even colder than last week! Despite this the youth and children continue to enjoy their time together and are keen to come. Aid is still difficult to find, but the team continue to work hard to find it in trying circumstances.
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Update 14th January 2024

January 14, 2024
This last week has been extremely cold, down to as low as -20c! It has also been Bohdan's birthday, and the team have had a few days off to rest. During this time they have created a video of the recent children's camp which we have shared here. There is also worrying news about 'Farmer Sergey'.
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Update 5th January 2024

January 5, 2024
The team have worked tirelessly over Christmas and New Year, despite an escalation in military activity in the region. Today's update brings news of the Christmas Camp, and the services and events that have taken place since our last update.
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Update 21st December 2023

December 21, 2023
Today’s update is divided into two halves. The first being an up-to-date report on what needs prayer and support, and the second half a review, which puts into context the amazing work and ministry the team have achieved through the year, plus a message from Bohdan!
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Update 14th December 2023

December 14, 2023
This week has been another busy one. Ukraine's main mobile communications network has been taken down by bomb damage which has made life more difficult for the community, but the team continue to work in the local area giving help and aid where they can. We've news of this and a special 'first' for one team member!
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Update 10th December 2023

December 10, 2023
This week the team have been braving the biting cold and sirens, travelling to take aid and support to other villages and churches. The youth and children's groups are growing, and bringing much needed joy to young lives. Life is never boring in Lebedyn!
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Update 1st December 2023

December 1, 2023
Winter has certainly arrived in Lebedyn, with snow and freezing rain. As usual, the team just get on with it! Preparations are being made for Christmas, and there have been great stories of the youth coming to faith.
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Update 24th November 2023

November 24, 2023
This week has seen snow, and temperatures well below freezing. As plans for Christmas are made by the team, they and their families continue to work amongst a community fearful of both the dangers of the war, but also of further conscription. On a positive note, we're delighted to share a song made and sung by some of the children who attend the Centre, and the team, to thank those who have supported them all.
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Update 18th November 2023

November 18, 2023
This has been a difficult week for Bohdan and the team in Lebedyn. The number of funerals of locals killed fighting in the war is increasing, and Bohdan lost a long-time friend. Costs of basics are rising considerably, and families are feeling the strain. However, the team continue to serve, and there are good news stories! We also have a great report from the Autumn Camp for you.
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Update 9th November 2023

November 9, 2023
From a wet and windy Lebedyn, we have news of the Autumn Camp, along with news of the community around them. Sadly, war is becoming a part of daily life. There is also an important prayer request.
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Autumn Camp 2023 Highlights

November 8, 2023
Take a look at the video just in of the highlights from the Autumn camp.
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Hope For Christmas Appeal 2023

November 3, 2023
Thank you for your continued support and prayers for the work in Lebedyn and Sumy region of Ukraine. This Christmas, we would like to bring a little hope to the children and young people of this area. Please can you help?
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Update 3rd November 2023

November 3, 2023
These last couple of weeks have seen the team hard at work. They have travelled great distances to source aid, and quickly distributed it. They've been into the local hospital and worked with the children there. And they have been able to provide the Autumn camp for the children over this last week. All this in spite of an escalation in the fighting that, in light of other sad world events, is now under-reported.
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Update 20th October 2023

October 20, 2023
It's been another weeks of sirens and bombing, where the process of daily life is just getting that bit harder with winter approaching. However, the Autumn camp will still go ahead, the youth continue to meet and have fun together, and the team find new ways to help the community around them!
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Update 12th October 2023

October 12, 2023
This last week has seen no let up in the war, with some of the Sumy area under sustained attack, non-stop sirens, no school, and yet the team in Lebedyn continue to serve. The new computer and English classes have begun, and the puppet theatre team have started their Christmas rehearsals!
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Update 6th October 2023

October 6, 2023
Another week passes with sirens sounding and much military activity still in the region. Power cuts have become a regular occurrence, but that doesn't stop the team. Renovations to the bomb shelter continue, and planning for Christmas has started!
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Update 30th September 2023

September 30, 2023
This week has been tough. The threat of bombing is increasing, with sirens sounding every day. Despite this, the clubs have started up again, and are as popular as ever. The team have also been to a nearby village to offer aid and support.
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Update 22nd September 2023

September 22, 2023
This week has been seen yet another increase in military activity within the region. On Tuesday night the oil refinery within Sumy was targeted, causing extensive damage, and, for the first time within Lebedyn, there was a bomb scare at the school Bohdan’s children attend. However, the team still plan, and this week we share a little of what has gone on and what they hope to happen in the coming days.
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Update 17th September 2023

September 17, 2023
This last week, Sumy city and the region have seen an increase in missile attacks, including on residential areas. Against this backdrop, schools are trying to return, and work at the Centre continues, including baking of much needed bread. There's also news from the bomb shelter inspection, which will necessitate further spending.
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Update 9th September 2023

September 9, 2023
After a period of intense military activity, the last few days have been calmer in the Lebedyn area. The team have been as busy as ever distributing aid and books, and have been asked to do more with the local hospital.
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Update 1st September 2023

September 1, 2023
This past week marked the 18 month anniversary of this terrible war. Both Ukraine and Russia have suffered heavy losses, but the impact on family life and everyday living is taking its toll on people living in Ukraine. However, the team have been busy organising children's clubs, distributing aid, planning new activities and more! There's also good news from one of Bohdan's friends who was missing.
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Update 28th August 2023

August 28, 2023
Sadly, the situation in Lebedyn and the Sumy region has deteriorated over this past week which included Ukraine Independence Day. Sirens have been sounding all day and night and bombs have been heard. New regulations are coming in that the team need to adapt to, but they continue their amazing work,handing out aid where they can, although supplies are running short.
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Update 18th August 2023

August 18, 2023
It has been 2 weeks since my last update as we were away last week. Much has been happening to fill you in with for news, updates and prayer. Last week Sandra (trustee) and Jez, Karen and I ventured over to Ukraine to meet up with Bohdan, Alla and family, and “Farmer” Sergey! Read more here...
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Update 4th August 2023

August 4, 2023
Another week has passed where the military activity has once again increased. However, this week, Bohdan has taken a large group of children camping. Needless to say this is not in the Sumy region, but much nearer to the west in a camp near the Carpathian mountains where it is much safer. Find out more here.
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Update 28th July 2023

July 28, 2023
This week has been a calmer week for the team with no camps happening. Instead they have been working on-site with the drainage and development of the playground, and helping those that have come to the Centre. There's also news from Larisa in Austria, and a special delivery!
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Summer Camp 2023 Teenagers Week Highlights

July 27, 2023
The team have put together a highlights video from the teenagers' week of the 2023 Summer Camps. Once again, despite all that they are living through, it's fantastic to see these young people playing games together, worshipping, praying, learning, and generally having a great time!
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Update 22nd July 2023

July 22, 2023
The camp for teenagers this week has gone well, and as expected larger numbers than registered turned up. There has been plenty of fun, but also times of ministering to children who are living through a time of war and all the trauma that brings.
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Update 14th July 2023

July 14, 2023
Week 2 of the camps finished on a high, and the team have had a week off between camps so it has been a little quieter for them. Feedback from the parents of the children that attended the camps has been so positive. Work, study, and play hasn't stopped though!
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Summer Camp 2023 1st Week Highlights

July 13, 2023
The team have put together a highlights video from the first week of the 2023 Summer Camps. It's great to see the children having loads of fun despite the circumstances they're living in!
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Update 10th July 2023

July 10, 2023
What a week it was last week! Increased military activity, the threat of nuclear destruction, hailstones the size of marbles, sweltering heat and then the coldest day on record for this time of year! The week started in the bomb shelter, but the children had a great time, and kept coming back for more!
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Update 4th July 2023

July 4, 2023
Last week was the first of the camp weeks and it started in style with torrential rain - and it has not stopped since! Bohdan has said that he has never seen as much rain as this during a summer camp week. Over 100 children turned up, 25 more than expected. Around 75 have lived in the locality through much of the war. The other 25 are displaced children fleeing from very tough conditions, or they have just arrived back from living in Europe for a year. I was on a video call last Thursday and could see the children having a lot of fun and laughter, which was good to see.
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Update 21st June 2023

June 21, 2023
The war in Ukraine continues to reveal new atrocities daily. The loss of life grows with 216,000 Russian soldiers alone reported to have died as of 13th June 2023. Ukraine has not suffered the same level of deaths, but the toll on family living and the innocent has been great. The team do amazing work, and many have come to faith as a result. We are so grateful for your continued support!
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Update 16th June 2023

June 16, 2023
I had one of the most encouraging and helpful meetings yesterday morning with Bohdan, despite the intermittent internet signal and all they are going through. Their positivity and energy is simply amazing! The team are preparing the site ready for the new playground and planning all the summer camps, some of which are full already!
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Update 11th June 2023

June 11, 2023
This last week has seen some calm in the area, although tensions are running high as the people are rocked by the news of the dam in the south being bombed and causing great damage. However, training, preparations for the playground, and the summer camps continue.
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Update 31st May 2023

May 31, 2023
As there was no update last week there is some extra information for you within this update. The team continue to be remarkable, running the final children's camp before the summer and going out into the community to distribute aid. The situation locally is not great. There have been periods of no water and power has been intermittent once again, and yet the team continue to put smiles on faces.
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Update 12th May 2023

May 12, 2023
We are now approaching 15 months of war in Ukraine. As you will have seen on recent news bulletins, Russia has escalated its attacks on Ukraine and in our region of Sumy there has been much new damage inflicted. However, there has been amazing news this week about the playground and the Bible college...
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Update 8th May 2023

May 8, 2023
This week, the team have been doing preparations of the grounds for the many summer activities planned. We have started to build a new playground, so there are safe spaces for children to find “normal life”. Sadly, this is against the backdrop of increasing military activity, with regular sirens disrupting life and education, bringing with it a fatigue of the war. The work of the Centre is so important in bringing a sense of normality and joy.
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Update 28th April 2023

April 28, 2023
This past week the sirens have been a little quieter, making it possible to get into some level of routine. This has meant preparing the grounds ready to be used with all the activities the team do. The fighting is heavy in the south and still along the border with Russia in Sumy not that far away. At the weekend there were families that came for refuge from Bakhmut. They literally arrived with nothing.
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Update 16th April 2023

April 16, 2023
In Lebedyn, the last week has been spent preparing for their Easter activities across this weekend. There has been more stability in military activity locally with less air raid sirens. In the north of the region and near the Russian border, there is still much activity with daily missiles being launched, much of it still focused on the infrastructure.
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Update 2nd April 2023

April 2, 2023
Last weekend was full of military activity with lots of sirens, no school on the Friday, and on Saturday a massive bomb in the area in a small nearby village. This bomb killed several people, destroyed the school, the hospital and power infrastructure. Once again, a reminder that the team in Lebedyn are working in very challenging conditions in their region. However, the Easter camps have been in full swing!
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Update 26th March 2023

March 26, 2023
The general situation in Lebedyn has not changed significantly. There have been less explosions in the area, but still many air raid sirens and today schools were closed, yet again. As always, the week has been busy reaching out to many people. A lot of soldiers have been in contact and Bohdan has been connecting and praying with them before they go to the front line. Sadly, this past week has seen many funeral processions in the town as the bodies of those killed on the frontline defending Ukraine return for final farewells from family.
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Update 19th March 2023

March 19, 2023
Thank you for your continuing prayers and support. The situation for this last week has been much the same with air raid sirens daily, children being sent home from school every day after being in bomb shelters, and explosions heard when missiles and drones intercepted. The disruption to daily life is immense and tough for those living in the area. In good news the local hospital in Lebedyn have reached out for help. They are planning to adapt an area to look after children through the day.
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Update 12th March 2023

March 12, 2023
Another week has passed where the chaotic life living through the war disrupts normality. Every day drones and missiles are being intercepted with loud explosions nearby. Wednesday night was exceptionally bad, with many explosions and sirens going all night. The team have been out once again delivering food to those in nearby villages, and who live locally but are vulnerable or have no means to support themselves.
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Update 5th March 2023

March 5, 2023
The villages in the region of Sumy, close to the border to Russia, lie empty and uninhabited with the destruction of buildings evident. Fear of a Russian attack has meant the people have fled from these more remote parts. The work in the area continues with all the clubs for children and youth. Aid is being given out where we can get hold of it. The work seems like it never comes to an end and there is always more to do at the end of the day than at the beginning.
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Update 23rd February 2023

February 23, 2023
This week marks the first anniversary of this terrible war between Russia and Ukraine. As a result, I have been able to have plenty of contact with Bohdan as we plan to mark this occasion in Eastbourne with a service of prayer and worship. As we reflected we have been astonished by the amount of answered prayers, the amount of help given and the number of lives that have been impacted.
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Update 16th February 2023

February 16, 2023
This week has not seen as much military action in the region and although sirens have been going off they are not so regular but tend to last longer. Activities still continued and as usual, work with the children and youth took place through the weekend. Numbers were high in attendance. The children and youth want to be at the Centre all the time!
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Update 12th February 2023

February 12, 2023
This has been a week where the team has seen both the quiet and the noise of war . On Monday, the team managed to get a day off. There were no sirens all day and no threat of military activity. There was an unusual peace. It meant Bohdan had time to spend with Zoryana giving Alla a break. Bohdan said that it was an oasis and reminded him of times before the war.
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Update 4th February 2023

February 4, 2023
This has been a tough week for the team in Lebedyn and a lot has happened since the last update. Tensions are rising as troops build up along the border. Everyone is expecting another mass invasion but are busy preparing defences. Last weekend bombs fell in the Lebedyn area taking out the power plant. Subsequently, they have it back up and running with limited capacity, but for a few days there was no power even in the centre.
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Update 26th January 2023

January 26, 2023
As 11 months of the war have passed, tensions are rising once again. What you will be reading in the news is happening in Sumy. Shops are closed and there are long queues for banks, sometimes taking over 4 hours to withdraw cash. People are starting to sell things to get money to be ready to flee, if necessary.
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Update 20th January 2023

January 20, 2023
Locally, the situation is much about the same, with power being slightly more regular in its supply and sticking to their 4 hours on and 2 hours off with residential buildings. The children are struggling as each area of town has different times for their power outage, and this doesn’t connect with the school’s online programme. Education is fast becoming untenable with this situation.
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Update 15th January 2023

January 15, 2023
Tanya and Oleg arrived in Lebedyn this week from Bakhmut along with their 2 children. They say that their town is unrecognisable and more than half the city has been – quote - “wiped off the face of the earth!”
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Update 5th January 2023

January 5, 2023
Happy New Year to you all! I spoke with Bohdan yesterday and he sends his greetings and thanks for all your support, especially over this past Christmas season. As I write, the team are coming to the end of Christmas celebrations as the children’s work continues through to the weekend where the old orthodox Christmas has been traditionally celebrated.
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Update 22nd December 2022

December 22, 2022
It is at Christmas we are being reminded of the phrases “peace on earth and goodwill to all mankind!”. When you then look through the lens of how Ukrainian people are living, they are praying constantly for peace and that there would be some goodwill, but the rhetoric that is being given says that Russia intends to upscale their efforts in the New Year – or perhaps sooner.
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A Christmas message from Lebedyn...

December 22, 2022
We have a special festive message for you from the team in Lebedyn.
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Update 19th December 2022

December 19, 2022
As you will have seen in our news bulletins, the situation with energy, power and heat continues to be a massive and growing problem. It is the same throughout all of Ukraine. In Lebedyn and the Sumy region it has been particularly bad throughout - on Monday where they had no power all day.
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Update 9th December 2022

December 9, 2022
The constant lack of power, and therefore heat and light, is continuing to make a hard impact on life. With air raid sirens going off daily there is no “normal” routine within which to operate. Families are struggling to keep warm, but thankfully no missiles have landed on personal homes, just on the infrastructure and industry that keeps the nation going.
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Update 25th November 2022

November 25, 2022
The situation in the Sumy region is much the same. The end of the week and over the weekend witnessed much military activity with sirens going off more than usual, and then on Monday and Tuesday it was calm. However, on Wednesday afternoon things escalated once again.
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Update 18th November 2022

November 18, 2022
This week has been very difficult due to the number of missiles coming over from Russia. Sumy itself has been battered and much of the light and power utilities have been greatly hit once again.
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Update 27th October 2022

October 27, 2022
Bohdan has been able to connect with a large new church situated in Sumy city itself. It has grown extensively through the war from 15 people to now around 500 people. The Pastor wants to work closely with Bohdan and the work they are doing.
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Update 3rd October 2022

October 3, 2022
Every day is different and over these past few days there has been less missiles fire than previous weeks as it had been very intense.  When we spoke to both Bohdan and Alla there was an amazing calm. They know they cannot predict what tomorrow can bring but there was lighter spirit there which was lovely to see.
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Update 23rd September 2022

September 23, 2022
At the end of the week the teenagers met in their groups and although there were some sirens going off through the day we still had over 40 teenagers turn up to chat through things and receive some help where needed. They also had great fun!
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Update 16th September 2022

September 16, 2022
An article recently written by Reuters News Agency stated that both the Sumy and Kharkiv regions received more missiles over recent days than in any other region destroying power lines, sub stations and water facilities.
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Update 9th September 2022

September 8, 2022
In the region bombing continues to happen but thankfully nothing too close to Lebedyn. Bohdan told me that they are targeting factories so there is no work, electric sub stations, power lines, gas supplies and now no water supplies. He knows of many villages and towns locally where fresh water has been cut off and it is becoming a big problem.
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Update 1st September 2022

August 31, 2022
Since Independence Day last week, the Sumy oblast has had over 200 missiles fired upon it but things seem to be quieter now the weekend is over. Most of bombing seemed to be fairly random and was targeted to villages along the border where many have been completely destroyed.
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6 month update and a special thank you!

August 26, 2022
Today marks the 6-month anniversary of the start of the war in Ukraine. This also coincides with their independence celebrations and with the Ukrainians fighting back the team are now experiencing the fall out from this.
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Update 19th August 2022

August 19, 2022
in recent days. As usual the team have been busy distributing aid. I recently had a video call with our Mission Director Bohdan and we estimated that they have distributed over 150 tons of aid and have more arriving soon.
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Update 12th August 2022

August 12, 2022
Unfortunately, sirens were going off all day yesterday and there were a lot of bombs falling upon Ukraine and Sumy today. This is in retaliation to the bombing of the airfield in Crimea yesterday but it is intense in some areas and fear is creeping back in that the Russian will come across the border once again.
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Update 4th August 2022

August 3, 2022
The situation in Lebedyn and Sumy is still unchanged from my previous reports. There are still sirens that sound but that is classed as normal for now. The threat of another Russian incursion is always there so people are learning to live without planning ahead too far.
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Update 27th July 2022

July 28, 2022
There has been little change in the situation around Lebedyn since my last update. The northern reaches of the county are still under regular attack from missiles and fear of landmines. The region receives new people daily from areas under attack and as you will have witnessed on the news, Russia is trying to advance into other areas which is causing more people to flee.
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Update 19th July 2022

July 28, 2022
The second week of the camps came to an end and both the children and parents did not want it to finish. It felt like some normality had crept back in until near the end the sirens kept sounding. Also at the end there was the news of the explosions in Vinnytsia where children died and this upset the children there.
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Update 13th July 2022

July 11, 2022
The first of the summer camp weeks has now been had with huge success. The numbers stayed at around 100 children and these were the younger children in the area that attended. It has been quite clear that the war has impacted every young life with prayers held every day for the those involved. Bohdan informed me that every child had either a father, brother or Uncle taking part.
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Update 29th June 2022

June 28, 2022
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Update 6th July 2022

June 26, 2022
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Update 21st June 2022

June 21, 2022
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Update 14th June 2022

June 15, 2022
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Update 7th June 2022

June 4, 2022
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Update 1st June 2022

June 1, 2022
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Update May 24th 2022

May 24, 2022
Urgent support required: If you would like to support us financially you can do so below. Remember, if you are a UK taxpayer, please confirm that you would like to reclaim Gift Aid on your donation. This will add 25p to every £1 you give. Dear Friends, In this latest update, we share with you […]
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Update May 17th 2022

May 17, 2022
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Update May 10th 2022

May 10, 2022
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Update May 5th 2022

May 5, 2022
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Update April 26th 2022

April 26, 2022
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Update April 22nd 2022

April 22, 2022
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Update April 21st 2022

April 21, 2022
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Update April 20th 2022

April 20, 2022
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Update April 7th 2022

April 7, 2022
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Update March 30th 2022

March 31, 2022
If you would like to support us financially you can do so below. Remember, if you are a UK taxpayer, please confirm that you would like to reclaim Gift Aid on your donation. This will add 25p to every £1 you give. Dear Friends, Again another day with relative calm. There is still the sound […]
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Update 23 March 2022

March 23, 2022
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Update 15th March 2022

March 15, 2022
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Update 11th March 2022

March 11, 2022
Urgent support required: If you would like to support us financially you can do so below. Remember, if you are a UK taxpayer, please confirm that you would like to reclaim Gift Aid on your donation. This will add 25p to every £1 you give. Dear Friends, On Wednesday 9th March, we received the devastating […]
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Update 5th March 2022

March 5, 2022
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Update 4th March 2022

March 4, 2022
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Update 28th February 2022

February 28, 2022
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Urgent update from our Founding Director

February 24, 2022
As we woke this morning (Thursday 24th Feb), alerts came in that Russia had started its invasion of Ukraine. We have been devastated to hear this news.   I have spoken to our team this morning and Lebedyn has not yet come under attack which is good news. However, there is clearly fear of what might […]
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Hope Lebedyn Annual Report: October 2020-2021

December 14, 2021
Hi everyone! On behalf of all the Hope Lebedyn team, we wanted to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Within this month's news blog, we wanted to share a video from some of the Hope Lebedyn team thanking you for all your incredible support. If you scroll down, you'll also […]
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The Ministry Activity Centre Is Almost Ready for Action!

June 8, 2021
Can you believe it? A dream that God birthed in our hearts two years ago has almost reached completion! If you’ve been following along with us on throughout this entire project, you might remember our blog post back in December when this building was completely non-existent, and we were just getting started! While the journey […]
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A behind-the-scenes look into our work over recent years!

March 26, 2021
We love keeping you updated with all the amazing stories and testimonies that follow from all great work that the Hope Lebedyn team carries out locally and regionally!  While we often give you updates through blogs, we thought we would make his blog post a little different and share a few videos looking back on some of programmes and initiatives that have […]
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An update on our recent visits to schools and orphanages!

March 18, 2021
We wanted to share a little update on our recent visits to some local schools and orphanages. By God’s mercy, we were able to visit different educational establishments and provide joy and hope through our puppet shows, gifts and seeds distribution! Through our Seed ministry, we are able to give away seeds to very needy […]
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Distributing Christmas Presents to Schools!

January 27, 2021
During the Christmas holidays, we were able to visit some educational establishments with the Good News and provide them with presents! Of course, the current coronavirus situation has caused some difficulties for us, however, by God's mercy we were able to serve God through supporting our children and adults. While many different sponsors refused to […]
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Hope Lebedyn Winter Camps!

January 27, 2021
Throughout our time at the camp, our days consisted of talking about how the Bible helps to build character traits, which can then help to fruitfully cope with the temptations of the modern world. Honesty, courage, sacrifice, trust, forgiveness - these are the traits, which are not popular in the modern world, but appreciated so much by God.   The atmosphere on camp was […]
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AND WE ARE OFF!!!

December 3, 2020
The beginning of December is significant as it marks the beginning of a new advent season. For us at Hope Lebedyn a dream is both coming to fulfilment and also starting. Many years ago we hoped and dreamed for a new ministry Activity Centre that would enable the work in Lebedyn to grow. 2020 has […]
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2020 Summer Youth Camp

September 14, 2020
The local church has been running their annual summer camps for both children and youth over the past month. Here’s a small report and images of these much loved youth camp gatherings at the mission centre in Lebedyn. From 26th of July until 1st of August, we had our youth camp which took place in […]
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Sergey Ovcharenko - Senior Pastor

September 9, 2020
Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst.But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal […]
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Welcome to Hope Lebedyn

August 5, 2020
A very warm welcome to the brand new Hope Lebedyn website. Hope Lebedyn is the new charity name for the work formerly known as EC Missions. The EC stands for Essential Christian, more widely known for running Spring Harvest a Christian conference attended by thousands every Easter. My name's Peter Martin and it has been […]
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2020 Summer Children's Camp

August 5, 2020
The local church has been running their annual summer camps for both children and youth over the past month. Here's a small report and images of these much loved children's camp gatherings at the mission centre in Lebedyn. During 20 years at the Spiritual Revival church campus we have held daytime summer meetings with local […]
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