Vitalii and Liudmyla Mariash

Vitalii and Liudmyla Mariash

Vitalii is the academic dean of Kyiv Theological Seminary, and is co-pastor of his church in Kyiv. He is married to Liudmyla and they have two children, Marianna and Mark.

Vitalii was converted while studying the Gospel of John with a group of Christians when he was twenty-four. He began attending and participating in the life and ministry of the First Baptist Church in Ternopil, and gradually became involved in the church’s outreach programme and its preaching and teaching ministry.

In 2002 he came to study with EMF. He then spent two further years at London Theological Seminary. He joined EMF as a missionary in 2005.

Returning to Ukraine, Vitalii became an assistant to the pastor in Ternopil. He was an elder of the church from 2009. In 2013 he moved to Kyiv to become assistant academic dean of Kyiv Theological Seminary, and in 2015 moved up to become its academic dean. The Seminary prepares Christians for the different ministries in the churches and for addressing Ukrainian society.

In 2021 Vitalii was ordained as a co-pastor of the church he is attending in Kyiv. He leads a evangelistic Bible study group in his home and monthly study groups for deacons and preachers.

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EMF Christmas Appeal 2022: Bible and Blankets for Ukraine

November 24, 2022
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In this short video, we explain the great need in Ukraine for winter supplies, and why we are launching this Christmas appeal. With input from front-line workers in Ukraine Volodymyr Kostyshyn, Ivan Hontar and Liudmyla Mariash.
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Ukraine Update from Liudmyla and Vitalii Mariash (22/10/22)

October 22, 2022
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It was a real joy to be able to speak to Liuda and Vitalii Mariash, as Vitalii returned home for the first time since joining the army, on a weekend's leave. Liuda talked to us about the work of the church in Kyiv where they have been helping up to 800 displaced people per week, and recently handing out blankets and warm clothing as winter approaches. They share some prayer requests with us.
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Ukraine Update from Evgenii Lvov in Zaporizhzhia (07/10/22)

October 7, 2022
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vgenii Lvov, who is a deacon in the Baburka church in Zaporozhzhia, has been working to support the thousands of refugees who have come through the city, and continue to come, from Russia occupied territories in the south and east. In recent days, the city has come under increasingly vicious attack from Russian missiles, at one point targeting an aid convoy. Evgenii shares his prayer requests with us.
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Ukraine Update from Oleh Larkiv in Kyiv

September 9, 2022
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Pastor Oleg Larkiv and his family, along with the members of Bozhiy Dizayn Baptist Church in Kyiv, have been helping needy residents and displaced people in Kyiv since the early days of the Russian invasion.
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EMF Ukraine Emergency Fund: Renewed Appeal

September 9, 2022
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Pastor Oleg Larkiv and his family, along with the members of Bozhiy Dizayn Baptist Church in Kyiv, have been helping needy residents and displaced people in Kyiv since the early days of the Russian invasion.
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Ukraine Update from Evgenii Lvov in Zaporizhzhia

August 26, 2022
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Evgenii Lvov, who is a deacon in the Baburka church in Zaporozhzhia, has been working to support the thousands of refugees who have come through the city, and continue to come, from Russia occupied territories in the south and east. Evgenii shares his prayer requests with us.
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Ukraine Update from Vasyl Ostryi, Irpin Bible Church

August 3, 2022
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Pastor Vasyl Ostryi, of the Irpin Bible Church, recounts some of his experience from the early days of the invasion by Russian forces, and their subsequent work in setting up Volunteer centres.
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Ukraine Update from Vitalii Mariash

July 28, 2022
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EMF Missionary Vitalii Mariash shares some prayer requests for his family and the work of the church in Kyiv.
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Ukraine Update 17th June 2022

June 17, 2022
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Vitalii Mariash, Academic Dean of Kyiv Theolgical Seminary and EMF Missionary, describes the situation in Kyiv, including the work being done by their church with refugees, and also his possible call up to military service.
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Ukraine Update 19th May 2022

May 19, 2022
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Vitalii Mariash, EMF missionary based normally in Kyiv but now in Chernivtsi, and Gennadiy Prosjanko, based near Dnipro, share a brief update and prayer requests from Ukraine.
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Ukraine update 28th April 2022

April 29, 2022
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4 Christians on the front line of supporting refugees and displaces people in Ukraine describe the recent situation, from their perspective
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EMF Webinar: UKRAINE: 46 Days of Human Suffering and God's Sovereignty

April 11, 2022
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Hearing the testimonies of EMF missionaries and fellow workers on the front line caring for refugees in Ukraine, Moldova, Poland and Romania.
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News from Vitalii & Liuda Mariash in Ukraine

March 5, 2022
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Vitalii & Liuda Mariash, EMF Missionaries in Ukraine, talk to Martin Tatham about their situation in Ukraine, their support for refugees, and how we can pray for them.
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Meet our Missionaries

September 1, 2021
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Brief introduction to Vitalii & Liudmyla Mariash who are EMF missionaries in Kyiv, Ukraine. Vitalii is the Academic Dean at Kyiv Theological Institute, and also one of the pastors at an evangelical church in Kyiv. He's married to Liudmyla, and they have 2 children, Mariane and Mark.
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EMF Online Conference 2020: The Message and the Medium

November 21, 2020
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Sharing the Gospel in an online world
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