Irpin Bible Church bought this building for a church plant three months before Russia invaded the Kyiv suburb.The New Blocs Baptist church plant, located in a community of 15,000 Ukrainians living in multistory apartments, had anticipated growth this year.The Baptists remaining in Irpin have started the long process of rebuilding their damaged churches.The Irpin headquarters of Mission Eurasia, founded in 1991 to spread the gospel in the former Soviet Union, was destroyed during the Russian invasion.Bibles and Christian literature at Mission Eurasia were destroyed by fire.Large parts of Mission Eurasia’s headquarters were destroyed.Irpin Bible Seminary sheltered 200 people during the invasion. Hundreds more came to get clean water and charge phones before the building was destroyed.Irpin Bible Seminary will wait to repair its building, in case the Russians return. Today, the 800-plus students stay connected via a daily devotion on Zoom.The Russian military fired missiles into Irpin. Some did not have any obvious military target.Most of the members of Irpin Bible Church fled to Western Ukraine or Europe ahead of the Russian invasion. Those who remain are trying to serve the elderly residents left in the city.
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