Ukrainian Pastors Visit a Huge Blessing!

Churches and church leaders all across the MidAtlantic region were incredibly blessed to have a team of 10 Ukrainian Pastors and Leaders visit with us for 10 days in late January.  Pastors from Western Ukraine where our District is partnering, spent time at Lakewood Baptist in Lakewood, NY, at The Journey Church in Eldersburg, MD, and at New Hope Church in Loudonville.  In addition, several of these Pastors met with our Central OH LEAD Team, with mission leaders from Mentor Baptist in Mentor, OH, mission leaders from Old North Church in Canfield, OH, and shared in the 3 worship services at New Hope Church in Wooster, OH. 

A 2 day Ukrainian Summit was held at the Converge MidAtlantic office center in Poland, OH, where Ukrainian leaders and a team of our MidAtlantic Pastors and leaders discussed ways our has worked in the past, and how we can even strengthen our partnership with Ukrainian churches into the future.  It was a rich blessing to also have Tania Martin, our full time missionary to Ukraine, with us for the Summit and the 10 day together!

Every visit and conversation during these 10 days, has been a big blessing both ways!  Our people were able to hear first hand what is going on in Ukraine with the war occurring in the eastern part of the country.  The church in Ukraine is asking for help and involvement, primarily in praying for their nation, and in considering coming to be with churches and pastors there, offering encouragement, training, and ongoing partnership if God leads.

The Ukrainian pastors were able to sense the strong commitment of partnership, love, and encouragement that was offered by our churches here in the MidAtlantic as well. We enjoyed wonderful times of prayer, of worship, and of just having fun together!

As a result of our time together, plans are being developed for a Converge MidAtlantic vision trip and partner church trip to Ukraine this summer!  We are looking at mid to late July, and will have more detail in a week or so!  Please pray for Ukraine and our brothers and sisters there.  For more info on our upcoming trip to Ukraine, contact the Converge MidAtlantic office at:


  • 20 E. McKinley, Suite 3
  • Poland, OH 44514