Our family walking in downtown Kyiv in November 2010:
I was in town for a pastors conference with Calvary Chapel and we found Kyiv to be a beautiful, cosmopolitan European capital.
Here’s what Khreshchatyk street looks like today after months of anti-government protests, which recently turned violent:
Here’s a photo I took of Independence Square, AKA Maidan, in 2010:
Here’s the scene today:
You can follow the news of what is going on in Ukraine here: the BBC is running live updates as things unfold.
Please pray for the people of Ukraine. They have suffered greatly from corruption since the end of the Soviet Union. Ultimately, the greatest hope for these people, as for all people, is found in Jesus Christ, and in His Kingdom of righteousness.
“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.” (Matthew 5:6, ESV)