Newly elected Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko told a joint session of Congress Thursday morning that the Ukrainian people have demonstrated their commitment to freedom and that their fight to throw off oppression is a fight for which all free peoples must stand in solidarity.
As Washington’s eyes are on Ukraine, at the invitation of Ukrainian leaders, the American Pastors Network has taken an active role in the rebuilding of Ukraine—politically, culturally and spiritually.
In June, APN participated by invitation in a national summit on leadership in Ukraine, providing government and pastoral leaders guidance and a pathway for establishing a new government based on biblical principles and the Rule of Law. Future summits focusing on education and the Constitution are already being planned.
APN President Sam Rohrer said Poroshenko’s speech is clear proof that the country is yearning for freedom undergirded by a Constitution that only biblical principles can build.
“The president’s speech [Thursday] morning to Congress appealed to the one body of leaders who have it within their power to advance the cause of freedom or fuel the fires of tyranny,” Rohrer says. “He didn’t say, ‘Fight our battles for us,’ he asked for help with the tools necessary for them to fight the battle—that in reality is our battle today.
“Ukraine’s quest for freedom is reminiscent of the voice of our Founders who, generations ago, appealed to the God of heaven to hear their prayers to build a new nation that would be a shining city on a hill. The question is, will we in America stand by them and let our light shine so theirs does not flame out?”
In his address, Poroshenko said, “It’s impossible to imagine how I am feeling right now—how symbolic is the unity of the United States Congress and solidarity with Ukraine. This is exactly what Ukraine needs most right now—unity and solidarity, not only with the United States, the United States Congress, but with the whole world.”
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SOURCE: Charisma News