The Church in Belarus Provides the Hope of Christ to a Hurting Nation

A photo from the protests. People in Belarus long for hope and peace. Pray that many would come to Christ, the true Source of hope and peace. (Photo by Artem Podrez from Pexels)

Belarus saw the largest protest in its history as citizens congregated in Minsk over the weekend. Some have estimated as many as 200,000 people took part in the demonstrations. Most were expressing displeasure about how the recent election was handled and calling for the resignation of sitting president Alexander Lukashenko. Read more here.

Joel Griffith of Slavic Gospel Association says, “This last election that came through [and] how it was handled brought people out into the streets. Their economic challenges and the impact of the pandemic sort of had a domino effect. And that’s brought people out into the streets as has not been the case in previous situations that have arisen.”

As the political and social unrest grows, Griffith points to a shift in demographics in the country. “You have an entire younger generation that has come up within Belarus that maybe are a lot more media savvy. They have more access to the internet and the outside world. Some of them have traveled to other locations and have come back in. I think all that might be adding to some of this.”

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller

CALL TO ACTION

  • Pray God will use the work of Christians in Belarus to bring the peace and hope of Christ to the country.
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