For the first couple of weeks of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Hope Church member Roman Ryabyy, member of Hope Church, a Russian speaking Adventist church in Chicago, said it was hard to believe what was happening.
“I thought I was sleeping, and that eventually I’d wake up and it wouldn’t be true. That day hasn’t come.”
On Sabbath, March 19, teams from Indiana, Illinois, Lake Region, Michigan and Wisconsin conferences participated in this year's Pathfinder Bible Experience third-round testing on the Bible books of 1 Kings and Ruth.
In 2018 the North American Division asked each of its nine unions to adopt one of the nine islands in the Guam-Micronesia Mission where there was an Adventist church and school. Our Lake Union Conference island is Kosrae, a small island 2,800 miles southwest of Hawaii with about 6,600 residents.
After two years of meeting online due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Lake Union resumed its in-person executive committee meeting on March 9, 2022. The meeting was also conducted online, allowing members to choose to attend virtually.
Illinois has one of the largest Ukrainian American population in the U.S., about 200,000 people. As the humanitarian crisis continues to grow, Illinois Conference Pastor Ruslan Drumil tells us what he's hearing from friends and family in the conflict zone, and how he's offering hope to his members here.