Prayer Concert with Ukrainian Women

The Netherlands, 18 June 2022
Watch the concert and join our prayers.

On 18 June, a Prayer Concert will be organised for the Ukrainian refugees in the Netherlands. The concert can also be followed online or watched afterwards on Youtube.

In music, Bible words, singing, stories and prayer, attention will be paid to the situation of the people in Ukraine and to the refugees. Besides emergency shelter, we also want to support them spiritually, by pointing out God’s presence in everyone’s life. The programme is in Ukrainian, with an English translation. Afterwards the women will receive a goodie bag.

The concert is organised by WakeUp Deborah YfC Ukraine and the Netherlands. Read below the special story of Lena, coordinator of WakeUp Deborah, when she fled from Ukraine to the Netherlands.

Realise what God means to people in need, in sorrow and in fear. He watches over them and wants to be their refuge. That is why Psalm 91 is central to the Prayer Concert.

Please forward the invitation to the Ukrainian people you know. The meeting can be followed online at It will start at 14.00 pm, Amsterdam, CEST time.
We ask you to pray for this concert and for the women who are attending or will be attending.

May God bless this concert!

Donations are welcome at
NL30 RABO 0192 3127 82

Please mention: WakeUp Deborah Prayer Concert. Thanks to everyone for their donations!

Read the story of Lena Demchuk, Prayer Coordinator for WakeUp Deborah-YFC in Ukraine, who fled to the Netherlands

On 24 February began a time of uncertainty, fear and pain. For us, things will never be the same again. Our team in Novograd was not completely surprised by the war, we were warned. When everyone panicked, we took in refugees, delivered food parcels and helped people to leave the country. With the support of YFC from other countries, they were able to receive migrants. Thanks to our partners in the Netherlands, I was able to go to a safe place on 3 March with 15 children and 2 leaders from our Day Care Centre Diamond.

The church congregation in The Netherlands provided shelter and everything we need. On 12 March, another 35 mothers with children came from my town. Our group now has 54 members, 80% of whom are not church members. The constant bad news from Ukraine confuses us greatly. We organised four support groups in the houses where our people live. Together we took a course: How to get rid of fear, we prayed for peace in Ukraine and our loved ones left behind there. WakeUp Deborah – YfCI, encourages and leads me in constant prayer. Our country, our children, need spiritual support and protection more than ever!

Unfortunately, some Deborahs went astray, or I lost contact with them. But the same circumstances have raised many other women who are in the grip of the children of Ukraine. Together with other Ukrainian women we bring our pain, our helplessness to Golgotha.

Saskia van Helden
Coordinator WakeUp Deborah – Youth for Christ International
[email protected]