Fleeing Ukraine, Yana Left Her Bible Behind—But Carried Its Hope with Her

You can bless Ukrainians like Yana through your prayers and gift of God’s Word

One day, Yana’s life was normal.

The next, she and her two children were saying goodbye to her husband and fleeing the deadly war in Ukraine.

Yana only packed what they could carry for their long journey to safety in Poland. She didn’t even have room to pack her Bible. But she carried its message of hope in her heart.

“The Bible is always important for us, especially now,” Yana says. “It can open the aim of our being here on the earth and God’s plan as for us. It can give us hope.”

Now, Yana is in Poland and hopes to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with her Polish and Ukrainian neighbors.

“I am really happy that I can share God’s Word here, even in this situation,” she says. “It’s a blessing for us!”

You can support Yana and other believers like her with your faithful prayers. And, through your giving to American Bible Society, you can help make sure that there are enough Bibles for every displaced Ukrainian family desperate for hope. Send Bibles to Ukrainians in need here.

Watch Yana’s inspiring testimony now:

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Elisabeth Trefsgar
Elisabeth Trefsgar

Elisabeth Trefsgar is a content specialist for American Bible Society. She has made a home in New Jersey and Sofia, Bulgaria, and is always on the lookout for the next adventure. She is passionate about seeing communities around the world flourish through the power of God's Word and the efforts of the local church. When she isn't writing, you can find her reading good stories, photographing local sights, and spending time with friends.

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