October 17, 2014

Adventist Pastor in Ukraine Released From Detention

Sergei Litovchenko

Sergei Litovchenko, pastor of the Horlivka Seventh-day
Adventist Church in eastern Ukraine, has been released and is being reunited
with his family after 20 days of detention.

Local Church and family members would like to thank
Adventists and others who have prayed for his freedom throughout the ordeal.

“We are very happy to know that Pastor Litovchenko is in
good health” said Garrett Caldwell, spokesman for the Seventh-day Adventist
Church. “We must continue to work and pray for the safety and security of our
clergy and for believers who are in any area of conflict around the world.”

Litovchenko was detained on September 27 when a worship
service was interrupted and worshipers were directed to disburse.