Ukraine Awareness Month

Trish Duggan

Imagine an OPC Missionary with 100s and 1000s of people coming into contact with the church community as war causes them to relocate, find help, and search for answers to life's most important questions. You don't have to imagine it. This is OPC missionary Heero Hacquebord's world and ministry right now in Ukraine.

People talk a lot about how technology makes the world smaller and allows us as Christians to be better connected as a global church, but actual, tangible opportunities for that rarely happen. The OPC Committee on Diaconal Ministries has developed, with the help of the PCA's Mission to the World, a rare video giving us an exclusive window into present-day Ukraine. This insightful video vividly depicts God at work through the OPC in war-torn Ukraine.

Through the use of this video, we hope you will join the entire OPC family in making December 2022 "Ukraine Awareness Month." Here’s how you can do that:

  • we encourage every person in the OPC to watch the video. It will be worth the 16 minutes.
  • we encourage churches to use the video for a Sunday School or Prayer meeting.
  • we encourage families and individuals to watch the video during family worship, as a small group or on a Sunday afternoon. 

And then...

  • take the time to discuss the video using the suggested discussion questions below.

Watch the 16-minute video

Suggested Discussion Questions for Adults and Children

If you are watching as a family and 16 minutes is a bit long for the kids, we do have a shorter version that is six minutes. But we'd encourage you, if you are able, to take the extra 10 minutes and hear the whole story. 

Watch the six-minute video

As you take the time to enjoy this month of celebrating Christ's birth, please remember to pray for Heero and all who are working tirelessly to minister to this battle-weary region. May you be blessed by joining us in making December 2022 "Ukraine Awareness Month."

Feedback? Questions? Let us know. Email: diaconalministries@opc.org.

Ukraine Awareness Month (Full Length) from OPC Diaconal Ministries on Vimeo.


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