Sunday, November 9, 2008

City Opens For Missionary Work In Ukraine

Within the past couple months, missionaries have begun teaching the Gospel in the city of Zhytomyr, Ukraine. Located around 100-125 miles west of Kyiv, Zhytomyr received its first branch in the city as well. This is a significant development because it has continued the trend of cities opening for missionary work in Eastern Europe. Zhytomyr was also the city in Ukraine with the second most inhabitants without a branch or missionaries in the city (population 278,000). It is exciting to see this city open for missionary work and now 16 cities in Ukraine with over 100,000 inhabitants do not have a branch or missionaries. Other cities which have recently opened for missionary work in Ukraine include Khmel'nyts'kyy and Kremenchuk. Kremenchuk has not had a branch in the city yet considering there are less than 10 members who are active in the city.

1 comment:

Dianna said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog Matt. I'm glad you got to see a success story come about. Thanks so much for pointing Juliana in the right direction. We are good friends and getting to know each other more all the time. I don't know how stories like this will come about from here on out. On Friday we were asked by our stake not to mention specifics about the church here on our blogs - people, church locations, church growth, etc. I guess it still is a tenuous situation, and they don't want to lose ground with any of the governments they are working with. Keep up the good work with your blog. It is great to read about the growth of the Lord's Kingdom. There are some specific questions I would really like to ask you, but not in this format.