March 10, 2022

Dear Brothers,

Please accept my apology for including too many details in the Ukraine update that I sent earlier today. Our purpose is not to provide a news report.

It is sufficient to say that the fighting in Ukraine is intensifying, that the saints are in increasing danger and are still moving or trying to move to safe places, that some of the brothers on both sides are forced to fight in the military and endure the dangers and trauma of war, and that gospel and ministry materials are being prepared to distribute in whatever way is possible both within Ukraine and to the refugees who are now in Europe. It should also be noted that the saints who are refugees consist mainly of sisters and their children; the husbands are not allowed to leave the country. These refugees will need ongoing care in the countries to which they have fled, and the saints and the churches in those countries will need the Lord’s grace and wisdom, plus the financial support of the Body, to meet the needs of the refugees. The saints who remain in Ukraine, including the co-workers and the full-time serving ones, will need our prayer and may also need our financial assistance.

Portions of the ministry that are helpful in directing our prayer are chapter 139, “World Wars and the Church,” in The Collected Works of Watchman Nee, Set 2, vol. 45; and chapter 17 in Lessons on Prayer. Please pray for the ruling of the heavens over the entire situation so that the saints will be preserved, Satan’s kingdom will suffer loss, and God’s economy will advance in the spreading of the gospel and the building up of the Body.

It is possible for the saints to give through LME for Ukraine. For those in the USA, the preferred way is for the saints to give to their respective local churches and for the churches to forward an aggregate gift to LME.

The saints and the churches can also give directly to LME. The need in Ukraine is considered by LME to be a “special need.” Instructions for sending a check through postal mail and for sending gifts by wire transfer can be found at Instructions for giving online through ACH transfer or through the PayPal Giving Fund (PPGF) can be found at Giving through ACH transfer and the PPGF will minimize processing fees for large gifts. Instructions for giving through regular PayPal or by a debit or credit card can be found at Please ask the saints to carefully follow all instructions given on the above web pages and designate their gift for “Ukraine.”

Please share this revised update with the leading ones in your region and encourage them to ask the saints to pray.