Sunday, March 9, 2014

Purim and Crimea: For such a time as this!

Dear Friends of Ukraine,

    This coming Sunday Putin will conduct, behind the scenes, a referendum in Crimea to see if the people want to join mother Russia again. Here is a report from Odessa which points out that the referendum occurs on Purim. This is another "for such a time as this" moment and once again the freedom of an oppressed people is at stake. Please pray for God's hand to cover the people of Crimea and Ukraine and the many believers, including Messianic Jewish congregations who belong to the International Alliance of Messianic Congregations and Synagogues which is based in Philadelphia, PA. I am the European Representative of the IAMCS which includes Ukraine. We lived in Odessa for 12 years and have worked with the Messianic leaders in our Alliance for 18 years. Many of our congregations are located in Crimea and all of our congregations throughout Ukraine need your help.
Please write me if you want to provide relief to these brave Ukrainian Messianic believers. Shalom, David Schneier

'A lot of news from Ukraine, but they are all like a rumors because there is an information blockade of the Crimea. Russian military did not allow into the territory of Crimea journalists and observers from Europe and Ukraine. We only know that everywhere there are captured military units. Praise the Lord that there are no dead or wounded! And we pray for all brothers and sisters in the Crimea!
Putin's people in the Crimea appointed referendum ( vote on the annexation of Crimea to Russia). America, Europe and Ukraine recognized these illegal actions ! But Putin does what he wants . And what's interesting : the referendum appointed on March 16 - a day of Purim ! Is it a coincidence ? " Pur is cast ! " More than ever, we are praying in the days of Purim in 2014! Fast of Esther becomes very vital significance for us all! Lord, save your people !'

Here are some pictures of demonstrations in Odessa against Russia:
Demonstrations on Deribosovskaya

The Potemkin Steps

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