Ukrainian pastors remain at their post: I feel that my people need me here


Eastern Europe

Church editorial desk, RD

People stand in line in front of a supermarket while smoke billows over the town of Vasylkiv just outside Kyiv. Photo AFP, Dimitar Dilkoff

Many churches in Ukrainian cities opened their doors for people seeking refuge amid the devastating war. Rev. Ivan Bespalov, minister of the Evangelical-Presbyterian congregation in Kyiv, decided not to leave the capital. “I feel that my people need me here.”