Turmoil in the Ukraine Affecting Local Odessa Church 2/19/14
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The Ukraine president says in a meeting today they've declared a truce with the opposition.
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UPDATE: Eight adults are serving on the First Odessa Baptist mission trip to Ukraine. The group went to teach English and hold various classes in church that is 2 miles away from the embattled Independence Square in Kiev.
The church has made this trip to Ukraine for the past 15 yrs, and no one involved is nervous. They are simply excited to be teaching. Amid the riots, they expected no one to come to their sessions, but people continued to trickle in. Trip participants were told not to go outside the church as tanks rolled through Kiev's streets yesterday.
The unrest forced some class planning changes, but they do not plan on letting it cut their trip short. They hope to continue delivering effective lessons.
If situation worsens and the U.S. Embassy advises them to leave, they will comply, but as of now, they plan on staying until next Friday.
Protests in the Ukraine are making a local church on a mission trip nervous.
The First Baptist Church in Odessa tells us they've had missionaries in Kiev Ukraine since last Thursday and are asking for prayers as they continue to serve in the midst of the turmoil.
Leaders in the church received a text yesterday from members currently in Ukraine saying they were safe.
Stay tuned to CBS 7 as we find out more.