Stories of loss and hope: Missionary to Ukraine shares his journey

CODY - Even in the destruction wrought over the last 15 months of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, hope can be discovered in unexpected places.

During a May 18 presentation in Cody, Derek Thomas – an American missionary who has been working in Ukraine since 2013 -- spoke of tulips sprouting in the shadow of decimated Ukrainian homes.

Like those tulips, hope and faith are growing in the shadow of the war and the incredible suffering it has caused, Thomas said. In the light of loss and imminent death, more Ukrainians are open to the message of the gospel than ever before, he said.

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