From the start of the Russian invasion, Multiply has been working continuously with leaders of our MB churches in Ukraine, led by Maxym Oliferovski, with Multiply’s efforts coordinated by Johann Matthies, Regional Team Leader for Europe & Central Asia. The Multiply “Ukraine in crisis” webpage is constantly being updated with the latest info, prayer requests, giving details, photos, and videos as Multiply receives them from those on the ground.
“One hundred years ago, we responded to crisis in Ukraine,” says MCC U.S. Executive Director Ann Graber Hershberger. “A century later, we find ourselves walking alongside the people of Ukraine in crisis once again. They are pleading for our prayer and support — and a reminder they have not been forgotten during this time.”
In a region of Ukraine that thousands of Mennonites left generations ago, two dozen of today’s Mennonite leaders from across Europe gathered for three days of fellowship in October 2018.…
What can a church in Fresno, Cal., do to respond to suffering in Ukraine? In December 2014, the Warm Churches project was born out of conversations between pastor Fred Leonard of Mountain View Community Church and MB Mission Europe leader Johann Matthies. Matthies mobilized German and North American churches to help the eight ICOMB churches in Ukraine who were in desperate need.