An aid worker with CBN’s Orphan’s Promise ministry has been kidnapped in Ukraine.
The woman’s name is Valentina, and those close to the situation report eyewitnesses saw the kidnappers throw a bag over her head when she was abducted.
Russian forces are believed to be behind the kidnapping. Russian troops have besieged the area where Valentina lives, and she had been helping with the distribution of food to people who are hiding in bomb shelters.
Valentina has worked in the area near Mariupol for the Orphan’s Promise Children of War Project. “The team evacuates women, children, as well as sick and elderly from hot spots. Missionaries, while under fire, drive to bakeries (that also work under fire) and deliver bread to hungry people at the same time providing them with spiritual bread,” Orphan’s Promise reports.
Valentina’s friends and colleagues are very concerned for her safety, asking Christians to pray that she will not be tortured and will be released soon.