It is the second largest country on the European continent, after Russia. According to a popular and well established theory, the medieval state of what is modern day Ukraine (Kievan Rus) was established in the 9th century as the first historically recorded East Slavic state. On December 30, 1922 Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic became one of the founding republics of the Soviet Union. Later, in 1945, the Ukrainian SSR became one of the founding members of the United Nations.

One 2006 survey put the number of non-religious in Ukraine at approximately 62.5% of the population. Evangelical Christians form around 2.19% of the population. Evangelical numbers have grown greatly since Ukrainian independence from the former Soviet Union in 1991.

Dale Yerton and I taught two Leadership Seminars and spoke in several churches including the large Central Assembly of God church in Kiev, Ukraine. We toured the headquarters for the Assemblies of God and met some very dedicated and precious leaders.

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