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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

    • Society & Culture
    • 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. ❤️🇺🇦

    Loving Ukraine

    Loving Ukraine

    We’re back with more news from our family and ministry in Ukraine, but also an important announcement. This will be the final episode of the Journey to Ukraine podcast. While we are sad to have reached the end of this chapter, we’re glad that our journey has brought us home to L’viv! Ukraine remains free, but the war is not over, and there are new challenges ahead. Please join us for this special episode as we share what’s next for the Steele family 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.

    Links from the Episode
    News and updates going forward: OFReport.comSubscribe to our blog: OFReport.com/subscribeListen to all our podcast episodes: OFReport.com/podcastCMO 2023 updates: euroteamoutreach.org/blogCMO photo albums: facebook.comKrakow photo with Hank/Bill Thompson: facebook.com
    Ukraine News Sources
    Sky News (YouTube)The Kyiv IndependentDenys Davydov (YouTube)Jake Bro (YouTube)TLDR News EU (YouTube)Ukraine: The Latest (podcast)Institute for the Study of War (ISW)Deep State Map
    How You Can Pray
    Praise the Lord for victories this summer during CMO 2023.Pray for the many Ukrainians who heard the Gospel during CMO.Pray that God would continue to bless our Good and Evil distributor program. We’ve now gone through more than half our total stock!Pray that God would grant us strength, courage, wisdom and direction as we continue to serve Him in Ukraine.Pray for safety and stable electricity through the winter months. Pray for protection from Russian missile attacks.Pray for our daughter Abigail as she spends a few months in the US for work and study. She is currently living with Kelsie’s parents.Pray for health and strength for our family.Pray for a swift Ukrainian victory over their oppressors.Pray for peace and liberty in Ukraine.Blog Post
    https://ofreport.com/blog/2023-10-19-loving-ukraine/
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    • 49 min
    Destination

    Destination

    At long last, our journey has brought us back to Ukraine! In this episode we’ll talk about moving, missile strikes, Bible First French, and the return of our CMO project this summer.
    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.

    Ukraine News Sources
    Sky News (YouTube)The Kyiv IndependentDenys Davydov (YouTube)Jake Bro (YouTube)TLDR News EU (YouTube)Ukraine: The Latest (podcast)Institute for the Study of War (ISW)Deep State Map
    How You Can Pray
    Praise the Lord for bringing us safely back to our home in L’viv, Ukraine!Pray for our upcoming outreaches this summer during CMO.Pray for safe travel and fruitful for ministry for the CMO team, including Nathan Day and Bill Thompson.Praise the Lord for the recent launch of Bible First French!Pray for health and strength for our family as we work hard to prepare for our concerts.Pray that God would give us good success in planning concert events this summer.Pray for a swift Ukrainian victory over their oppressors.Pray for peace and liberty in Ukraine.

    Blog Post
    https://ofreport.com/blog/2023-07-27-destination/


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    • 33 min
    We've Made Our Decision

    We've Made Our Decision

    It’s been over a year since our initial evacuation to Slovakia. In this episode, we’ll share our decision regarding a return to Ukraine in 2023. We’ll also update you on the war, CMO 2023, and our other ministry projects.
    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.

    Carpathian Mountain Outreach 2023
    CMO is back for 2023! Time is short, so if you’re interested, we need to hear from you as soon as possible. The links below will get you started!
    Read the Announcement - https://euroteamoutreach.org/blog/2023/04/time-to-go
    Learn How to Apply - https://www.cmoproject.org/apply

    Ukraine News Sources
    Sky News - https://youtu.be/zDIJmhRuVj0The Kyiv Independent - https://kyivindependent.com/Denys Davydov - https://youtu.be/s8l44bxVND0Jake Bro - https://youtu.be/GPC4ifmoMVwTLDR News EU - https://youtu.be/_OQdf7HghEoInstitute for the Study of War (ISW) - https://www.understandingwar.org/Deep State Map - https://deepstatemap.live/
    How You Can Pray
    Pray for our family as we prepare to return to Ukraine. Pray especially for smooth border crossings.Pray for a successful CMO project this summer. Pray that many Ukrainians — both soldiers and civilians – would hear and believe the Gospel.Pray the French-language outreach of Bible First Online.Praise the Lord for the ongoing success of the Good and Evil distribution program in Ukraine.Praise the Lord that we received our new Ukrainian residency cards!Pray for peace and liberty in Ukraine.

    Be sure to check out the blog post for this episode for related photos!
    https://ofreport.com/blog/2023-05-07-we-ve-made-our-decision
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    • 32 min
    Ukrainian Angels

    Ukrainian Angels

    This interview is long overdue for publishing, but today it’s finally ready. In this episode, we take you once again to the small Ukrainian town of Radekhiv — this time for an interview with the director of the “Hostesses of Radekhiv”, Milena Slyusarchuk. You’ll be sobered, inspired, and I hope challenged by Milena’s story. Listen as she shares her firsthand experiences bringing aid to soldiers on the front lines of Ukraine’s war against Russian tyranny.
    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.

    Banking Data
    You can find full donation details on their Facebook page here. There are multiple accounts and currencies, including EUR and USD. Here the essentials for their USD account:
    Account holder: CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION “CHARITABLE FOUNDATION “RADEKHIVS’KI HOSPODYNI”IBAN: UA923257960000026009301090776SWIFT / BIC code: COSBUAUKLVI
    How You Can Pray
    Pray for soldiers serving in Ukraine. Pray that they would receive not only physical aid, but also the Gospel. These are days to consider eternity.Pray for our residency in Ukraine. We have submitted our documents, and we are now waiting to receive our new cards.Praise the Lord for continued progress with our Good and Evil book distribution outreach.Pray for God’s direction for our family regarding a permanent return to Ukraine. Decision time soon…Pray for preparations for our CMO project this summer.Pray for peace and liberty in Ukraine.Be sure to check out the blog post for this episode for related photos!
    https://ofreport.com/blog/2023-04-03-ukrainian-angels
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    • 42 min
    Midnight Invasion

    Midnight Invasion

    Today we’d like to share the story of our most recent trip into Ukraine. Our primary objective was to reunite a Ukrainian family separated by the war. But as you’ll find out in this episode, God led us through a whole string of adventures. As always, He was faithful to guide and protect our way.
    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.

    How You Can Pray
    Praise the Lord for granting us success in reuniting Serhii, his wife Natallia and their family.Pray for resilience and strength for Ukrainians as they continue to battle Russia’s invasion of their homeland.Pray that God would continue to bless and prosper our various Gospel outreaches, including Bible First, the Good and Evil book, and possibly even a return of CMO in 2023! 😮Pray for safety for me as I prepare for yet another trip to Ukraine on February 8.Pray for Ukraine’s energy infrastructure as millions continue to struggle with power outages, lack of heat, poor Internet and phone access, and other hardships during the winter months.Pray for health, wisdom and courage for our family.Pray for peace and liberty in Ukraine.Be sure to check out the blog post for this episode for related photos!
    https://ofreport.com/blog/2023-02-01-midnight-invasion
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    • 57 min
    A Soldier’s Perspective

    A Soldier’s Perspective

    Ukraine is now in its tenth month of a war for its very existence. In this episode, we’ll ask Serhii Chepara for his perspective on a variety of questions related to the largest European conflict since World War 2. Serhii currently serves with the Ukrainian Armed Forces near Odessa, and we’re grateful for his commitment to defending his country.
    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.

    How You Can Pray
    Pray for a swift end to Russia’s war against the people of Ukraine.Pray for a safe, restful and joyful time for the Chepara family as they spend five days together in Odessa.Pray for safety and a successful border crossing as I drive Natallia (Serhii’s wife) and their two children to L’viv on Saturday, December 24.Pray for Ukraine’s energy infrastructure as millions face a long, cold winter with limited access to heat and electricity.Pray for health, wisdom and courage for our family.Pray for peace and liberty in Ukraine.Be sure to check out the blog post for this episode for related photos!
    https://ofreport.com/blog/2022-12-23-soldiers-perspective


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    • 44 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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