Serve Ukraine

Seagrove Baptist Church has been blessed to be able to support the struggling people in the war-torn Ukraine.

Our engagement with Ukraine began in the summer of 2022 when Ukrainian pastor Slavik Rymskyi and his wife Sasha spoke at our church.

Slavik is an ordained minister from Ukraine; he and his family evacuated from Ukraine in the early days of the war. Slavik has led Serve Ukraine since its inception. Serve Ukraine has become a powerful force for light in the darkness, bringing beauty from ashes.

Under Slavik's leadership, Serve Ukraine has grown from one church that his father pastors in the Odessa region to a network of 40 local churches serving their communities by providing coal, wood, warmth, food, clothing, and above all, the love of Jesus. The Serve Ukraine network of churches has provided care to over 500,000 people since the war began, and continues daily ministering to thousands.

If you wish to support ministry in Ukraine please consider mailing a check to Kingdom Bridges Ministries, PO BOX 2265, Robertsdale, Al 36567 "For Serve Ukraine," give online here or ask more at the Seagrove Office. 100 % of the funds raised for Serve Ukraine go to meet the needs in Ukraine.

To learn more about Serve Ukraine here.

October Ukraine Update

Grace and peace to you this day. 

We often lift you up in our prayers thanking God for you and your church. 

We would like to share with you the September report of our ministry to the people of Ukraine.

Ukraine has been a lot on the news recently, that is why instead of reporting how evil progresses I wish to share what God is doing amid the war. 

The last few days Russian missiles caused a lot of damage to the power infrastructure (30 %) of Ukraine leaving many cities and towns in complete darkness. The kamikaze-drone was seen flying above our home church in Ukraine but by God's grace was shot down by air-defence systems. 

These attacks were clearly aimed to take away Ukraine's ability to heat their homes as winter is on the way. That is why our efforts to help the Ukrainian churches to obtain wood and coal, as well as generators are as valuable as never before. 

By the mercy of God, since September 6, Ukrainian military has already liberated more than 400 villages and towns in Ukraine. People meet the soldiers with tears on their eyes bringing pies or freshly baked bread.  So thankful for all the help from North America both financial and lethal. 

The temperature in Ukraine has gone down significantly. Last month the first snow covered some of the mountain regions of Ukraine. 

The container with winter clothing, blankets and ready-to-eat meals is on the way to Ukraine and should arrive early November. 

Below are some of the pictures of 30 pastors/chaplains/ministry leaders that we are supporting with 300 y.e. a month until the end of the winter season. 

The church needs to install a warm floor so we sent them 9,000 USD. They have been building this church for the last 12 years using personal means and this assistance was the answer to their despair. I have been friends with Pastor Roman for many years but only this year I found out that they were having a hard time finishing the project they started many years ago. 

Please find the break up of expenses for the previous month:

$ 6,590 - Container shipping costs

$ 9,000 - Church building project in Razdelnoe, Odessa region

$ 9,000 - Support of 30 pastors with 300 USD a month

$ 27,600 - Winter heating support for 13 churches

$ 5,000 - Support of 50 + orphans

$ 2,500 - Support of Ukrainian refugees oversees and evacuations

$ 529 - Batteries for walkies (soldiers)

Total spent: $ 60,219

May God continue to bless you and your church. 

In Him,

Slavik Rimski