So you're looking for a Ukraine missionary? As time goes by, more and more are getting personal by blogging. Hopefully, this page will encourage another Ukraine missionary to start!
One thing we need to get clear - these days in English we usually call it Ukraine
, not the Ukraine
. With that aside, what is Ukraine?
Ukraine is a rich mosaic of cultures that go back thousands of years. It's in Eastern Europe, on the shores of the Black Sea. In recent history, the country has been independent since the dissolution of the USSR in 1991.
The peoples in Ukraine are mostly considered "Ukrainian", though there is a significant Russian population. Though not an official language, Russian is spoken, especially in certain areas. There are about 47 million people in the Ukraine (as of 2005).
The Ukraine missionaries I want to introduce here are in the capitol city, Kyiv (commonly called Kiev). The city is a major industrial centre, focusing on electronics, engineering, flight, food and chemicals.
Ukraine missionary blogs
Though other new missionary blogs are filtering in from Ukraine, here are three that have been with us for a while. First, Michelle Knisley's Ukraine missionary blog - Greetings from Kiev. Through the blog you can hear about everyday life, see what Michelle is reading, and even drop her an email. There's an RSS feed for this blog, greetings-from-ukraine.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss
Our second Ukraine missionary is Marianna Peipon, also in Kyviv. The blog is called The Heart of the Matter. Prayer requests and thoughts on life in Ukraine have been posted here since December 2005, and we look forward to hearing more! The RSS feed for Marianna's blog is ukrainiac.wordpress.com/feed/
Last but not least, let's look at the blog of Markus Wolf, entitled Epic Adventures. Markus has been blogging since the summer of 2005. He started off asking if "this whole blog thing" was "a good idea". Well, it looks like for him and us it was! You can catch his news feed at markuswolf.blogspot.com/atom.xml.
Do you want to know more about Ukraine? Check out The Ukrainian Information Project for lots of information. You can also see the ever popular CIA World Factbook entry on Ukraine.
Contact me if you're a Ukraine missionary blogger, and you just might be added to this site!