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Chaplains Pray With Thousands Impacted by War in Ukraine

UKRAINE — A team of Billy Graham Rapid Response Team chaplains is seeing a growing openness to the Gospel as they minister to thousands of people throughout Ukraine impacted by the war. Over the past five months they’ve trained 200 Ukrainian chaplains, prayed with over 3,000 people and have led over 350 people to Christ.… Continue reading Chaplains Pray With Thousands Impacted by War in Ukraine

Ukraine War Kids, ‘Forgotten Children’ to Taste Joy at Summer Camps

UKRAINE WAR KIDS, 'FORGOTTEN CHILDREN' TO TASTE JOY AT SUMMER CAMPS: U.S.-based Slavic Gospel Association (SGA, www.sga.org) aims to help 50,000 boys and girls in the former Soviet Union have a life-changing summer camp experience this year, including children suffering because of the war in Ukraine. Last year, more than 3,300 children responded to the Gospel. People can support the church-run camps by donating on the SGA website.

LOVES PARK, IL — A U.S.-based mission to the former Soviet Union aims to help give 50,000 disadvantaged boys and girls a “life-changing” summer camp experience this year, including children suffering because of the war in Ukraine. Illinois-based Slavic Gospel Association (SGA, www.sga.org) partners with thousands of local churches across the vast region to provide… Continue reading Ukraine War Kids, ‘Forgotten Children’ to Taste Joy at Summer Camps

FEBC Ukraine Videographer Continues Serving Despite Attacks

MYKOLAIV, UKRAINE — Despite attacks on his city in Southern Ukraine, FEBC Film Director Dima continues serving in ministry alongside his pregnant wife. FEBC Ukraine Broadcaster Igor brings this update from the city of Mykolaiv alongside Dima. Igor – FEBC Ukraine Broadcaster: Hello, everyone. My name is Igor, this is Dima, we both from FEBC… Continue reading FEBC Ukraine Videographer Continues Serving Despite Attacks

U.S. Christians Help Power ‘Church Aid Machine’ in Ukraine, Poland

UKRAINE: AMERICANS HELP POWER CHURCH 'AID MACHINE:' American Christians are helping thousands of people experiencing the horror of war in Ukraine through a one-of-a-kind, church-powered aid machine. Food and other supplies are sorted and shipped on pallets by church volunteers in neighboring Poland, and then delivered by local church workers in Ukraine, part of a network of evangelical churches supported by U.S. mission agency Slavic Gospel Association (SGA, www.sga.org).

LOVES PARK, IL — American Christians are helping thousands of people experiencing the horror of war in Ukraine through a local church-powered humanitarian aid machine. The grassroots relief network delivers food, hygiene items and other supplies to desperate families that other aid agencies can’t reach in war-torn regions and remote villages across Ukraine. In less… Continue reading U.S. Christians Help Power ‘Church Aid Machine’ in Ukraine, Poland

Clean Water for Ukraine

UKRAINE — Samaritan’s Purse water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) teams are setting up reverse osmosis machines in key locations through Ukraine to provide clean drinking water for tens of thousands of people every day. Anatolii Nosach – Samaritan’s Purse: WASH team in Ukraine is one of the projects of Samaritan Purse responding to this war… Continue reading Clean Water for Ukraine

Feeding Refugees in Ukraine

DNIPRO, UKRAINE — A Samaritan’s Purse church partner in Dnipro, Ukraine, is helping feeding and distributing food to refugees who have fled their homes due to the ongoing conflict. More importantly, they are also sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with them. Vladimir Ivanov – Pastor, Blagovest Church: At the moment, there is an urgent… Continue reading Feeding Refugees in Ukraine

Project ‘A Smile for Ukraine’

ALBA LULIA, ROMANIA — Across all of Romania, many initiatives support the refugees from Ukraine. Volunteers, humanitarian aid organizations and Romanian churches understood that this cause needs everyone to help. They joined forces so they might give a hand to those fleeing from Ukraine. We found such a project in Alba Iulia, that started in… Continue reading Project ‘A Smile for Ukraine’

The Chaplains’ Ministry, Emergency Dental Care by KJMC in the Time of War in Ukraine

KYIV, UKRAINE — As the war rages in Ukraine, the chaplain’s ministry has become an essential part of the Kyiv Jewish Messianic Congregation. Recently, KJMC chaplains visited Ukrainian soldiers near the front line. They brought a diesel-electric generator, shovels, food, tactical gloves and PPE glasses, coffee, and sweets. But most importantly they brought the Word… Continue reading The Chaplains’ Ministry, Emergency Dental Care by KJMC in the Time of War in Ukraine

Distributing Food to Displaced Families in Ukraine

UKRAINE — Samaritan’s Purse is distributing tons of food in Ukraine to displaced families through a multitude of church partners in the country. Hobie Smith – Samaritan’s Purse: My name is Hobie Smith, and I’m with the Samaritan’s Purse response here in Ukraine. Not far from here, just a few short miles, fighting is going… Continue reading Distributing Food to Displaced Families in Ukraine

Resupplying Ukraine’s Hospitals

NORTHERN UKRAINE — Samaritan’s Purse is helping to strengthen the Eastern European country’s medical systems with regular airlifts of supplies aboard their DC-8. They are working with church partners to distribute these items to those in great need. Dr. Alla Mustafaieva – Volunteer: There is war in Ukraine right now. It is very scary. It… Continue reading Resupplying Ukraine’s Hospitals

Rise Up – Operation Mobilisation Ukraine Response

POLAND — In the midst of the evolving conflict in Ukraine there is an opportunity for believers everywhere to respond to the critical needs of Ukrainians fleeing their homes and homeland, and to demonstrate God’s care to the hurting. OM shares how they have been responding to the crisis with love and compassion. Donna –… Continue reading Rise Up – Operation Mobilisation Ukraine Response

Feeding Families in Conflict-Torn Ukraine

UKRAINE — Samaritan’s Purse is distributing hundreds of tons of food each week to conflict-torn families in Ukraine. Ryan Cain, Samaritan’s Purse: My name is Ryan Cain with Samaritan’s Purse here in central Ukraine, where Samaritan’s Purse is heavily prioritizing food distribution as a result of the conflict. There is a massive need throughout the… Continue reading Feeding Families in Conflict-Torn Ukraine

Equipping Unsung Heroes to Deliver Relief Deep Inside Ukraine

UKRAINE — Samaritan’s Purse is working through a network of over 2,000 partner churches in Ukraine to provide food, medicine, and other critical relief items to displaced people all across the country in Jesus’ Name. Ken Isaacs – Vice President of Programs & Government Relations Samaritan’s Purse: My name is Ken Isaacs, and I’m speaking… Continue reading Equipping Unsung Heroes to Deliver Relief Deep Inside Ukraine

Relief and Evacuations in Frontline Villages in East Ukraine

ZAPOROZHYE, UKRAINE — While coming under intense fire from Russian troops, Great Commission Media Ministries conducted a successful mission to East Ukraine delivering ten tons of aid, food supplies and evacuated people trapped in villages. Hannu Hauka: The war in Ukraine is in its fourth month. Great Commission Media Ministries is financing the evacuations of… Continue reading Relief and Evacuations in Frontline Villages in East Ukraine

Samaritan’s Purse Compassionate Medical Care brings Faith, Hope, and Healing in Lviv, Ukraine

LVIV, UKRAINE — Samaritan’s Purse is providing compassionate medical care in a clinic at the Lviv train station in Ukraine for sick and injured refugees who are fleeing the carnage across their country. Natasha – Lviv Resident: Many refugees are coming from completely different corners of our Ukraine. People are demoralized. They don’t see what… Continue reading Samaritan’s Purse Compassionate Medical Care brings Faith, Hope, and Healing in Lviv, Ukraine

FEBC Ukraine Broadcaster Reports From Bombed Out Kyiv Apartment Building

KYIV, UKRAINE — An apartment building in the Obelon District of Kyiv in Ukraine came under intense shelling on March 14. FEBC Ukraine Senior Broadcaster and Pastor Sergey Nakul brings this update on this latest attack from Russia. Pastor Sergey Nakul – FEBC Ukraine Senior Broadcaster: Another rocket hit apartment building with peaceful civilians with… Continue reading FEBC Ukraine Broadcaster Reports From Bombed Out Kyiv Apartment Building

Emergency Field Hospital Opens in Ukraine

LVIV, UKRAINE — The Samaritan’s Purse Emergency Field Hospital is open in western Ukraine, and their medical team is already treating patients suffering due to the escalating conflict. “We come in the Name of Jesus Christ, and we hope this hospital is a blessing to you,” Elliott Tenpenny told those gathered at the hospital today,… Continue reading Emergency Field Hospital Opens in Ukraine

Rebuilding From the Rubble in Ukraine

IVANKIV, UKRAINE — The town of Ivankiv in the Chernobyl region of Ukraine came under an intense siege from Russian troops in February this year. A Christian worker with the charity Mercy Projects Natalia saw her home completely destroyed in the conflict. Her colleague Andriy brings this update from the rubble of her home explaining… Continue reading Rebuilding From the Rubble in Ukraine

Packed with Prayer and Hope for Kids in Ukraine

NORTH WILKSBORO, NC — Samaritan’s Purse is delivering backpacks filled with special gifts to displaced children in Ukraine. These backpacks are filled with carefully selected items such as winter caps, simple toys, sketchpads/notebooks, crayons, and small teddy bears stenciled with a message of God’s love written in Ukrainian. These supplies are accompanied by booklets translated… Continue reading Packed with Prayer and Hope for Kids in Ukraine

The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews Now Offers Emergency Medical Flights to Assist Disabled Elderly as They Evacuate Ukraine

Lyudmila Ripin, a 98-year-old disabled patient from Ukraine, on her way to Israel on a Fellowship-sponsored emergency medical evacuation flight from Moldova Photo credit: Eli Mandelbaum

JERUSALEM — The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship) is now sponsoring emergency medical evacuation flights from Moldova to Israel to help disabled elderly safely escape besieged cities and towns in Ukraine. The first medical evacuation flight took place on April 14, with two more flights following on April 27 and May 8.… Continue reading The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews Now Offers Emergency Medical Flights to Assist Disabled Elderly as They Evacuate Ukraine

GCMM Completes Dangerous Rescue and Aid Mission to East Ukraine

ZAPOROZHYE, UKRAINE — While coming under intense fire from Russian troops, Great Commission Media Ministries conducted a successful mission to East Ukraine delivering ten tons of aid, food supplies and evacuated people trapped in villages. GCMM Founder and CEO Dr. Hannu Haukka brings this update from the city of Zaporozhye: We are in the city… Continue reading GCMM Completes Dangerous Rescue and Aid Mission to East Ukraine

250 New Immigrants from Ukraine Will Spend Their First Israel Independence Day in the Holy Land

JERUSALEM — Marina and Ruslan lost their son during the war in Mariupol, Ukraine. Now, they are making aliyah (immigrating to Israel), joining their daughter and grandson who made aliyah one month ago. “The only thing that keeps me alive is knowing that I will see them soon,” Marina says. In the early days of… Continue reading 250 New Immigrants from Ukraine Will Spend Their First Israel Independence Day in the Holy Land

Operation Mobilisation Workers Deliver Aid in the Worst Hit Cities of Ukraine

BORODYANKA, UKRAINE — Operation Mobilisation workers are delivering aid in the worst-hit conflict zones of Ukraine as well as supporting pastors who have chosen to stay and serve their country. OM worker Wayne Zschech brought this update from the bombed out city of Borodyanka near Kyiv. Wayne Zschech, Operation Mobilisation Ukraine: Good day, everybody, this… Continue reading Operation Mobilisation Workers Deliver Aid in the Worst Hit Cities of Ukraine

Joni and Friends Rescues Disabled Refugees in Ukraine

UKRAINE — As soon as war broke out in Ukraine, Joni and Friends mobilized their partners on the ground to evacuate refugees with disabilities from the worst-hit conflict zones across the country. They’ve now rescued 390 people and are providing long-term support to enable them to resettle into their new lives across Europe.   The… Continue reading Joni and Friends Rescues Disabled Refugees in Ukraine

Providing Compassionate Care in Ukraine

CENTRAL UKRAINE — Samaritan’s Purse is in Ukraine providing medical and trauma care for internally displaced people and for those living in conflict-affected areas. Anastasia and Vadym Ermishyn – Ukrainian Internally Displaced Persons: When the war started, we were awakened at 4:30 a.m. by the sound of explosions and air raid sirens. Tavel Litvin –… Continue reading Providing Compassionate Care in Ukraine

Delivering Backpacks to Children in Ukraine

NORTH WILKESBORO, NC — Samaritan’s Purse is sending thousands of children’s backpacks to Ukraine, each filled with a soft bear, hat, sketch pad, ball, and child-friendly Gospel materials, to let them know that God loves them and hasn’t forgotten them. Karl Phelps – Samaritan’s Purse: Samaritan’s Purse is packing backpacks for the children of Ukraine.… Continue reading Delivering Backpacks to Children in Ukraine

Franklin Graham Meets with Samaritan’s Purse Teams in Ukraine

LVIV, UKRAINE — Samaritan’s Purse Disaster Assistance Response Team members are helping the hurting in Ukraine in Jesus’ Name. Their President and CEO Franklin Graham recently traveled there to see their medical work and encourage those on the ground. Franklin Graham – President and CEO, Samaritan’s Purse: This is Franklin Graham in Ukraine, where Samaritan’s… Continue reading Franklin Graham Meets with Samaritan’s Purse Teams in Ukraine

Billy Graham Rapid Response Team Deploys Chaplains to Ukraine

LVIV, UKRAINE — A team of Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (BG-RRT) have already seen 31 people accept Christ in Lviv, Ukraine, as they offer hope and provide comfort and compassion to families who have been forced to flee their homes. The team of crisis-trained chaplains are serving alongside medical personnel with Samaritan’s Purse, a… Continue reading Billy Graham Rapid Response Team Deploys Chaplains to Ukraine

Western Ukraine Church Packed with Worshiping Refugees

MUKACHEVE, UKRAINE — As Ukrainian refugees continue to head West of the country to places of safety, Living Waters Church in the small town of Mukacheve has become a place of refuge for many people coming to worship Jesus. Pastor Joel Brown shares the many opportunities God is giving His fellowship to serve thousands of… Continue reading Western Ukraine Church Packed with Worshiping Refugees

CEF Caring for Ukrainian Children in Ukraine and Neighboring Countries

WARRENTON, MO — CEF has 69 national workers in Ukraine who were ministering to children on a daily basis, reaching 133,000 children in 2021. Only 12 workers have fled the country thus far. Of the remaining, half are sheltering in place and the other half have moved to western Ukraine. One reported that in the… Continue reading CEF Caring for Ukrainian Children in Ukraine and Neighboring Countries

Special Needs Center Continues in Ukraine Despite Military Attacks

KONOTOP, UKRAINE — The town of Konotop in the North East Sumy region of Ukraine close to the Russian border has been badly hit by attacks. However a special needs children’s center there supported by Christian charity Mercy Projects is continuing their daily lessons for the many children who have found this place to be… Continue reading Special Needs Center Continues in Ukraine Despite Military Attacks

FEBC Ukraine Continues Gospel Broadcasts Despite Conflict

KYIV, UKRAINE — Even though two of FEBC Ukraine’s studios have been damaged by the attacks from the Russian invasion their presenters are finding all means possible to stay on air and broadcast a gospel message of hope across the country. Their senior broadcaster Pastor Sergey Nakul says they are seeing unprecedented opportunities to share… Continue reading FEBC Ukraine Continues Gospel Broadcasts Despite Conflict

Medical Clinic Provides Vital Support in Western Ukraine

CHERNIVTSI, UKRAINE — Samaritan’s Purse is operating an Emergency Outpatient Clinic in Chernivtsi, Ukraine, to provide medical care for the increasing volume of internally displaced people who are fleeing the violent conflict in their country. Luke Bray, MD – Samaritan’s Purse: With this being my first deployment, I didn’t know what to expect. So you’ve… Continue reading Medical Clinic Provides Vital Support in Western Ukraine

Medical Interventions in Ukraine

RZESZOW, POLAND — Medical equipment and supplies for a Samaritan’s Purse Emergency Field Hospital in Lviv, Ukraine, were airlifted via three flights (two aboard our DC-8 cargo jet) from North Carolina to Poland on March 4, 8, and 10. All materials have been unloaded, and most have been transported to Ukraine. The field hospital is… Continue reading Medical Interventions in Ukraine

Mercy Projects Founder Rescues Family from Ukraine Conflict

KYIV, UKRAINE — For more than 25 years Christian charity Mercy Projects has been providing vital sponsorship to families across Ukraine. However when Russian forces invaded the country the ministry’s Ukrainian team members were forced to take shelter with their families. However the charity’s founder Jeff Thompson travelled from his home in California, USA to… Continue reading Mercy Projects Founder Rescues Family from Ukraine Conflict

Churches Respond to Growing Humanitarian Needs in Ukraine and Bordering Countries

23-year-old mother Paulina closes her eyes for a moment as she and her children spend time in their new temporary home in Nyíregyháza, Hungary, 9 March 2022. With the recent influx of refugees arriving in Hungary following the Russian invasion of neighbouring Ukraine, the Evangelical Lutheran congregation in Nyíregyháza Kertváros is working hard to accommodate and support people arriving in the city. 23-year-old mother Paulina alongside her husband, a new-born baby and two daughters are staying in a house offered as accommodation for incoming refugees by congregants from Nyíregyháza Kertváros. Being 8-months pregnant when starting the journey from Ukraine to neighboring Hungary, Paulina gave birth to her third child the same day she and her family crossed the border. Having started going into labour while still being on the way, Paulina was rushed from the border crossing to a nearby hospital in Fehérgyarmat in order to give birth. Hospital staff reportedly said it was a miracle the child and mother are both healthy and well. Photo: Albin Hillert/LWF

GENEVE — The Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate reports that it is helping all those in need—the military, hospitals, and refugees all over Ukraine. Monasteries are providing all possible humanitarian aid to refugees, internally displaced persons and all those affected by the war. Refugee reception points have also been organized at churches through… Continue reading Churches Respond to Growing Humanitarian Needs in Ukraine and Bordering Countries

Emergency Field Hospital Now Being Set Up in Ukraine

LVIV, UKRAINE — A Samaritan’s Purse DC-8 has landed safely in Poland and materials for their Emergency Field Hospital have been transported to Ukraine. The Samaritan’s Purse team is now in the process of setting up the facility on the outskirts of Lviv. Based on recent assessments, it has been decided to increase the capacity… Continue reading Emergency Field Hospital Now Being Set Up in Ukraine

American Efforts to Save Children in Konotop, Ukraine

MP counselor Sergey, who is also a foster family, lost his apartment while helping others find shelter from the bombs. Photo by MercyProjects.org

MURRIETA, CA — Today, Russian soldiers walked through crowded streets in Konotop, Ukraine, threatening to release hand grenades if the people of this city in northeast Ukraine did not submit to them. Mayor Artem Semenikhin, rallied the people in this town in Sumy Oblast, just 100 miles from the Russian border, and they resisted the… Continue reading American Efforts to Save Children in Konotop, Ukraine

Ukraine – Russia: Local Churches Launch Brave Aid Effort in War Zone

UKRAINE-RUSSIA: LOCAL CHURCHES LAUNCH AID IN WAR ZONE: "Unstoppable" local churches in Ukraine and Russia are launching a large-scale humanitarian outreach in the midst of war. Shown: A 2020 photo of the team delivering aid to an orphanage in the war zone. Supported by U.S.-based Slavic Gospel Association (SGA, www.sga.org), the emergency response will provide food, winter clothes, blankets and medicines for thousands of at-risk people, including orphans, abandoned children, and those uprooted by the conflict.

LOVES PARK, IL — “Unstoppable” local churches in Ukraine and Russia are launching a large-scale humanitarian outreach across Ukraine as war erupts around them and many suffer. Supported by U.S.-based Slavic Gospel Association (SGA, www.sga.org), the church-driven emergency response will provide food, winter clothes, blankets and medicines for thousands of at-risk people, including orphans, abandoned… Continue reading Ukraine – Russia: Local Churches Launch Brave Aid Effort in War Zone

Samaritan’s Purse Deploys Emergency Field Hospital to Ukraine

POLAND — Samaritan’s Purse has deployed disaster response specialists to Poland and Romania in the wake of the conflict in Ukraine as well as an emergency field hospital. The field hospital will then be transported to Ukraine where it will provide specialized trauma care to people impacted by the conflict. This unit will have the… Continue reading Samaritan’s Purse Deploys Emergency Field Hospital to Ukraine

New Life Radio Broadcasts Message of Peace from Ukraine

ODESSA, UKRAINE — New Life Christian radio station is broadcasting a message of hope and peace throughout the Russian speaking world via satellite from their studios in the port city of Odessa in Southern, Ukraine. They remain on standby to quickly re-locate if Russia invades the country. However their director Daniel Johnson explains their strategy… Continue reading New Life Radio Broadcasts Message of Peace from Ukraine

Praying for Ukraine

UKRAINE — The situation in Ukraine is more tense each and every day. Romania asked for the consolidation of the NATO Eastern flank and this action has taken place these past few days, as a defensive response to the crisis provoked by Vladimir Putin. Also, Romania was visited by the Secretary General of NATO, Jens… Continue reading Praying for Ukraine

Miracle Outreach Opportunities in Ukraine’s War Zone

EAST UKRAINE — A Christian media outreach broadcasting the Gospel message into East Ukraine is opening up miraculous opportunities to share God’s peace to those impacted by the conflict, as the region teeters of the verge of an imminent invasion from Russian troops. Great Commission Media Ministries Power to Change campaign is seeing remarkable doors… Continue reading Miracle Outreach Opportunities in Ukraine’s War Zone

Christmas Gifts Bring Joy to East Ukraine’s War Zone

EAST UKRAINE — This Christmas as families in East Ukraine are impacted by the continued conflict with increasing military tensions on the border with Russia, Great Commission Media Ministries is continuing to bring hope to this troubled region through their Power to Change outreach campaign. Their founder Hannu Hauka travelled to East Ukraine to help… Continue reading Christmas Gifts Bring Joy to East Ukraine’s War Zone

The Hero Pastors of War-Torn Ukraine

UKRAINE — As the war in Ukraine continues local pastors on the frontlines are putting their faith into action. OM is partnering with these amazing church planters in Ukraine who risk their lives for the sake of the Gospel. OM teams work with several churches in the cities of Odessa, Rivne, Vinnitsa, and Kaharlyk. They… Continue reading The Hero Pastors of War-Torn Ukraine

SGA Building Bridges in Eastern Ukraine

KIEV – Ukraine (fka “the Ukraine) presents many conundrums. Because of the Russian annexation of the Crimean Peninsula in 2014, many measurements and statistics must be listed and compared as “including Crimea” or “not including Crimea” – an issue that remains a point of contention for Ukraine. Although Ukraine is the largest nation located entirely… Continue reading SGA Building Bridges in Eastern Ukraine

Russia Attacks Ukraine on 25th Anniversary of Independence

By Qypchak In late August of 2016, Russia attacked Ukraine while it was celebrating its Independence from the former USSR. CNN reports, “On the day of his country’s 25th anniversary of independence from the Soviet Union, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is warning that Russian President Vladimir Putin wants ‘the whole Ukraine’ to be part of… Continue reading Russia Attacks Ukraine on 25th Anniversary of Independence

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