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In March of 2022, our family was forced to evacuate from Ukraine. We have served as missionaries in L’viv for over 20 years, and now, like so many others, we find ourselves suddenly displaced from our home, our church, and our precious Ukrainian friends. But despite the shock of evacuation, God is opening doors and leading us step by step down this new path. Our purpose is to bless and minister to Ukrainians affected by the war. Come with us as we share our stories: striving to serve God, bless people, and praying that someday soon this journey will lead us back to our beloved Ukraine. ❤️🇺🇦

Journey to Ukraine Joshua and Kelsie Steele

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    • 5.0 • 22 Ratings

In March of 2022, our family was forced to evacuate from Ukraine. We have served as missionaries in L’viv for over 20 years, and now, like so many others, we find ourselves suddenly displaced from our home, our church, and our precious Ukrainian friends. But despite the shock of evacuation, God is opening doors and leading us step by step down this new path. Our purpose is to bless and minister to Ukrainians affected by the war. Come with us as we share our stories: striving to serve God, bless people, and praying that someday soon this journey will lead us back to our beloved Ukraine. ❤️🇺🇦

    Russia and Geopolitics

    Russia and Geopolitics

    Why is Russia acting as it is? What are the fundamental motivators driving their campaign of evil against Ukraine? In this episode, we’ll talk about the fascinating world of geopolitics and its relevance to the current conflict. We’ll also bring you up to date on our family news, the Good and Evil project, and our Bible First ministry.
    Thank you so much for listening to our podcast! Please share this episode with your friends, and pray for our family as we continue ministering to Ukrainians in Eastern Europe.
    Resources
    Vinnytsia Attack (facebook.com)The Accidental Superpower by Peter Zeihan (amazon.com)The Accidental Superpower Maps (zeihan.com)Invasion Day 144 – Summary (MilitaryLand.net)Deep State Map (deepstatemap.live)U.S.-Provided HIMARS Effective in Ukraine (defense.gov)Ukraine Gets First M270 Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (thedrive.com)Russia is Completely Unprotected in Ukraine Right Now (youtube.com)Be sure to check out the blog post for this episode for related photos!
    https://ofreport.com/blog/2022-07-21-russia-and-geopolitics


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    • 32 min
    Moving Again!

    Moving Again!

    Our family is moving to a house! The small apartment that has been our home for the past three months has been a God-send, but now it’s time for a bit more space. Additionally, we would like to bring you some new updates on the Good and Evil project, our other ETO team members, the Bible First program, and our recent family ministry trip to Bratislava.
    Thank you so much for listening to our podcast! Please share this episode with your friends, and pray for our family as we continue ministering to Ukrainians in Eastern Europe.
    Be sure to check out the blog post for this episode for related photos!
    https://ofreport.com/blog/2022-06-27-moving-again
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    • 35 min
    Digging In — Looking Ahead to the Long Haul

    Digging In — Looking Ahead to the Long Haul

    It has now been over 100 days since Russia invaded our home — the beautiful country of Ukraine. We’re all ready for this nightmare to end, but reality is not as simple as we would like. In this episode, we’ll share our thinking about the long-term implications of the war for our family and ministry. We’ll update you on several key fronts, and we’ll close out the episode with an informative synopsis of the military situation on the ground in Ukraine.
    Thank you so much for listening to our podcast! Please share this episode with your friends, and pray for our family as we continue ministering to Ukrainians in Eastern Europe.
    Be sure to check out the blog post for this episode for related photos!
    https://ofreport.com/blog/2022-06-04-digging-in-looking-ahead-to-the-long-haul

    💙💛 Radekhivski Hospodyni
    Also in this episode, we talk more about the charity foundation “Radekhivski Hospodyni”. Their volunteers are working hard to send aid to soldiers on the front lines. They collate, package, and ship everything from food stuffs and medicines to shoes, clothing and even tactical gear. They’ve been in operation since 2014 when Russia first attacked Crimea and eastern Ukraine. If you’re curious, you can see photos of their work on their Facebook page.
    If you would like donate to Radekhivski Hospodyni, you can do so easily by sending funds via PayPal to Yura (Yuriy) Petriv. (details below) Yura is a member of our church in L’viv and a personal friend of more than 20 years. He receives funds from American donors and uses them to purchase and deliver the specific supplies requested by Radekhivski Hospodyni. Don’t forget to choose the “family and friends” option so that Yura will receive the full amount of your gift.
    ❤️  Donate to Radekhivski Hospodyni (via Yuriy Petriv) on PayPal!
    📨  petrivs@ukr.net
    ✅  Specify “Radekhivski Hospodyni” in the memo line.

    Resources
    ❤️ Radekhivski Hospodyni (facebook.com)
    📺 How Ukraine Became Part of the USSR (youtube.com)
    📺 Is Russia Winning This War? (youtube.com)
    ⚡️ Institute for the Study of War (understandingwar.org)
    ⚡️ Invasion Day 98 – Summary (MilitaryLand.net)
    ⚡️ UK Ministry of Defence (twitter.com)
    ⚡️ Ukraine War in Maps (bbc.com)


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    • 30 min
    Voices from Ukraine: Serhii and Natallia Chepara

    Voices from Ukraine: Serhii and Natallia Chepara

    Today we’re pleased to introduce a new series on the podcast called Voices from Ukraine. In each episode of the series, we’ll be interviewing people in-country who are serving the Lord and striving to support the Ukrainian people in their struggle for freedom.

    In today’s episode, we’re excited to bring you the story of Serhii and Natallia Chepara. You’ll hear Serhii share his experiences in his native Ukrainian language, with Kelsie translating into English. Natallia will talk about their long weeks of separation as she and the children evacuated to Germany and adapted to refugee life. Finally, you’ll hear the heart-warming conclusion as their family is reunited in a small Carpathian village. This is an episode you won’t want to miss!

    If you would like to bless the Chepara family financially, you can donate to them directly via PayPal using Serhii’s email address (see below). And don’t forget to choose the “family and friends” option so that the entire donation will go to the Chepara’s.

    ❤️  Donate directly to the Chepara’s via PayPal!

    📨  serhii.chepara@gmail.com

    🎥. Check out Serhii and Natallia's reunion video!
    https://youtu.be/XT1vhANNw8Y

    Thank you so much for listening to our podcast! Please share this episode with your friends, and pray for our family as we continue ministering to Ukrainians in Eastern Europe.

    Be sure to check out the blog post for this episode for related photos!
    https://ofreport.com/blog/2022-05-16-voices-from-ukraine-serhii-and-natallia-chepara


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    • 59 min
    On the Road Again

    On the Road Again

    As we enter the third month of Russia’s war against Ukraine, I am reminded of Paul’s words in 1 Corinthians 16:9: “For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries.” Despite the sorrow and tragedy of war, God continues to lead and bless His people. In this episode, we’ll tell you all about our recent trip to Poland where we visited a large group of our displaced Ukrainian friends from our church in L’viv. We also have updates about a new printing of the Good and Evil Bible comic book, our ministry to Ukrainians in Slovakia and more.
    Thank you so much for listening to our podcast! Please share this episode with your friends, and pray for our family as we continue ministering to Ukrainians in Eastern Europe.

    Be sure to check out the blog post for this episode for related photos!
    https://ofreport.com/blog/2022-05-02-on-the-road-again


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    • 32 min
    All Over the Map

    All Over the Map

    Evacuation life for our family has proven to be anything but boring! In this episode, we’re excited to share our most recent stories with you, including another trip back into Ukraine, new doors opening for ministry to refugees in Slovakia and Poland, family news, and, sadly, a report on Russia’s latest missile strike in L’viv.

    Thank you so much for listening to our podcast! Please share this episode with your friends, and pray for our family as we continue ministering to Ukrainians in Eastern Europe.

    Be sure to check out the blog post for this episode for related photos!
    https://ofreport.com/blog/2022-04-20-all-over-the-map


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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Midmight Momma ,

Very Well Done

This podcast is excellent. The recording quality is great, the subject matter is intriguing, and the hosts are very organized. Despite the harrowing situation in Ukraine, this podcast is upbeat and hopeful. Highly recommend.

psalm 199:1 ,

Great podcast!

Thank you for sharing your journey as missionaries!!

mrirish7 ,

Thank you!

We are blessed by your honesty and love for our beloved Ukraine. The information is so helpful as we pray for you and our brothers and sisters! God speed my friend!
Mike

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