In the early 2000s, Taras Sen’, a young missionary from Western Ukraine who had just graduated from a Bible Institute, moved to Eastern Ukraine with his family to follow a call in his heart to serve people in city of Sverdlovsk (Luhansk area). Before the brake of the war in eastern Ukraine, he was actively involved in evangelism with a team of missionaries who came to help from different regions of Ukraine. One of these ministers who was actively helping and supporting the ministry was Maxim Drozhzhin and his wife Galina. They did street evangelism, helped the needy, published special evangelistic wall calendars and school copybooks that had a text of prayer on the back. They also produced the first edition of a special evangelistic newspaper “Christ Is the Answer”.
Taras Sen’ gave Bible lectures at various educational institutions in different towns of Luhansk region and recorded Christian TV programs for a local TV channel. The beginning of the war in eastern Ukraine changed the usual way of life of a young evangelist and their team. A new page in the history Christ is the answer Ministries began to be written.
In 2014, the country was shaken by the beginning of the war. Many people faced unemployment, poverty and hunger. During this period, the most vulnerable groups, who could not leave the war zone, suffered the most. Seeing the enormous need in this region, Taras Sen’ and Maxim Drozhzhin were eager to help those in need.
The ministers were sharing the love of God through acts of charity responding to physical needs of the people, distributing humanitarian aid, supporting orphans, widows and those who lived below the poverty line.
Taras Sen’ and Maxim Drozhzhin decided to found the ministry “Christ is the answer” to help as many people in need in eastern Ukraine as possible, sharing the Good News by word and by deed.
The ministry continued to grow and the Gospel was reaching more and more people. Later, other Christians, who were also eager to help those in need and to bring God’s love to this world, began to join their team. The ministry began to expand spreading to other regions of Ukraine, as well as beyond its borders.