Ukraine needs help now,” this according to Back to Jerusalem’s office director in Poland. BTJ is currently working with Polish house churches to distribute aid to the refugees fleeing from the crisis in the Ukraine.

Russia has invaded Ukraine, but what does that mean for missionaries and how can we help? This is the subject of our newest podcast, which can also be found on Facebook LIVE.

Ukraine is a nation that many might feel has little or no impact on their daily lives, but it is pivotal in geo-political policy and plays a significant role in Biblical prophecy. For missionaries, what is happening in the Ukraine will have a direct impact.

We share about this direct impact on our most recent podcast.

First, Ukraine is significant because:

  • It is the biggest nation in Europe
  • It has the 2nd largest gas reserves in Europe
  • It has massive deposits of Iron, Lithium, and Titanium – of which China is the largest consumer
  • It is the breadbasket of Europe – producing most of the grain and corn needed for Europe
  • It is a major supplier of wheat and corn for the Middle East and Africa
  • It is home to 7 UNESCO world heritage sights – most of which are churches

The timing of Russia’s invasion is interesting, because Russia is the only nation to spread from America to Europe, providing the ‘roof top’ over the entire 10/40 window!

Russia is having a revival of sorts – both in the church and the increase of persecution. The Russian Orthodox Church, according to Patriarch Kirill, the Bishop of Moscow, is growing so fast that it is building three churches a day!

“Persecution against Christians in Russia is like it was in the 1980’s during the Communist era,” said one believer at our recent BTJ Hackers meeting, who is living and working in Russia.

In one of the most aggressive moves since the 2014 invasion of Crimea, Russia has now moved into Ukraine. At the writing of this report, the bombing of the capital has already begun.


Practical Impact for Missionaries

Russia and Ukraine are both huge sources of energy. With the war in the Ukraine and the sanctions imposed on Russia, oil prices are bound to sky rocket. This will make air travel more expensive for missionaries.

Also, Russian airspace is important for global travel. Any missionary flying from China to the US flies over Russian Airspace. Restrictions have already been put in place to stop this.

Spiritual Impact for Missionaries

Russia, China, and Iran have all joined in an unholy alliance. These are strange bed-fellows, because China and Russia are primarily atheist as a result of their Communist backgrounds, but Iran is Muslim.

The alliance between Islam and Atheism seems set to tie into end-time prophecy in a future attack against the land of Israel. Russia, China, Iran, and even the Ukraine are all mentioned in the Bible. In the book of Ezekiel, there is a special mention of these nations that we need to understand. We share more about Russia, China, Iran, and even the Ukraine as prophesied in the book of Ezekiel in our latest podcast.

The BTJ office in Poland is helping the Ukrainians pouring over the border. Working together with the house churches in Poland, BTJ is providing aid.

You can join this effort today by clicking below.

Disaster Relief

Dr. Eugene Bach is a known trouble-maker with an active imagination and sinful past. He has a PhD, but is not a real doctor, so please do not call for him during a medical emergency on an airplane when someone is having a heart attack. Eugene started working for Back to Jerusalem in the year 2000 after a backroom deal involving Chinese spies, the NRA, Swiss bankers, and a small group of Apostolic Christians that only baptize in Jesus’ name. He spends most of his time in closed countries attempting to topple governments by proclaiming the name of Jesus and not taking showers. From time-to-time he pretends to be a writer. He is not good at it, but everyone around him tries to humor him.


  1. David

    Sure would be great if you would provide a link or some way to donate to support this. I have been searching and cannot find anything on the donate page or here.


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