Many of us are watching this horrifying war from the safety of our homes and wondering what we can do to help ordinary Ukrainian people whose homes, cities and lives are being destroyed before our eyes.
Is there anything we can do? Yes.
First, we must pray. Countless miracles are activated when we pray. The Bible instructs believers to “pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17), and that “if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14). We, as the body of Christ, are committed to Ukraine in prayer. We pray for peace, healing, help, and for the hope of Christ to flood in and through Ukraine and surrounding regions.
God’s Word also teaches us to “carry each other’s burdens, and in this way fulfill the law of Christ” (Galatians 6:2). This brings us to the second way we can help Ukraine – with our financial generosity.
Our church is uniquely positioned to provide humanitarian relief inside Ukraine right now through church members and contacts currently in-country. With your help, we can send food and basic necessities to the areas that need it most, aid in evacuations and provide shelter to displaced migrants.
The current situation is this: Eastern Ukraine is under heavy attack. Food is scarce as no supplies are coming in due to the cessation of all commercial activity. Stores are empty or closed and medical supply stock is depleted. One of our pastors founded a church in Nikolaev near the Crimea region. This region has been under siege and residents there are virtually trapped and cut off from food and water.
Western Ukraine has a tremendous influx of refugees who are making their way to the European borders. Our church is very connected to these regions and our contacts are providing shelter, food and medical aid to these weary migrants. The situation is dire; people left everything and fled their homes when the bombing started. With no ability to get fuel, people are walking across hundreds of miles. We are talking about a few million people- women and children primarily- on the road for days on end with no supplies in the middle of winter.
Our church has the opportunity to help the Ukrainian people directly with no overhead fees. We have contacts in Western Ukraine who can move food supplies into the eastern regions as well as contacts in Poland who are willing to cross the border with food.
Your tax-deductible donation will allow people inside the county to live another day and know they are not forgotten or abandoned.