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Medical Ministry in Ukraine’s Liberated Towns

KYIV, UKRAINE — Kyiv Jewish Messianic Congregation unceasingly continues to serve those in need during this difficult time. Jewish Medical Charitable HUB UA is our medical organization that is providing humanitarian dental services in Ukraine. We managed to help people from 10 liberated villages and cities in the Kyiv region, and it was succeeded with… Continue reading Medical Ministry in Ukraine’s Liberated Towns

Elizabeth’s Story: Gospel Seeds Planted in Ukraine

UKRAINE — Elizabeth Groff praises God for the Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift she received while living in an orphanage in Ukraine. It softened her heart for the Gospel to take hold. Elizabeth Groff: When I was about one year old, my father was killed. After his passing my mom just really could not deal… Continue reading Elizabeth’s Story: Gospel Seeds Planted in Ukraine

Distributing Food and Offering Hope in Ukraine

UKRAINE — Samaritan’s Purse is distributing food with help from a multitude of church partners in Ukraine to hungry refugees who have been forced to flee their homes due to ongoing violence in their region. “He who dwells in the shelter of the most high will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will… Continue reading Distributing Food and Offering Hope in Ukraine

OM in Ukraine Continues to Serve Those Impacted by the War

UKRAINE — “Seeing the pain, seeing the need of people, you cannot stand by and do nothing. As Christians, we are always touched by that.” explains Stefan, Crisis Manager for Operation Mobilisation (OM) in Ukraine. In this video Stefan and others with OM in Ukraine share the power of the unity among the Christian community… Continue reading OM in Ukraine Continues to Serve Those Impacted by the War

Media Ministry Supplies Vital Winter Heating in Ukraine

UKRAINE — Winter is coming to Ukraine. Russia has bombed Ukraine’s power grids and heating infrastructure. To survive this winter thousands of families, mothers and children need a heater. In response, Great Commission Media Ministries has been distributing hundreds of families with wood-burning stoves for heating and for cooking but they say thousands more are… Continue reading Media Ministry Supplies Vital Winter Heating in Ukraine

Ukraine ‘Heat and Hope’ Project Gets Underway as Winter Crisis Nears

LOVES PARK, IL — A U.S.-based mission has launched a massive ‘heat and hope’ project to rush generators and critical supplies of firewood, coal and thermal blankets to local churches helping Ukrainian families facing a brutal and potentially deadly winter. The Ukraine Winter Heat and Hope Project, organized by Illinois-based Slavic Gospel Association (SGA, www.sga.org),… Continue reading Ukraine ‘Heat and Hope’ Project Gets Underway as Winter Crisis Nears

Thankful for a New Home in Ukraine

UKRAINE — Kateryna praises God for the Samaritan’s Purse workers who put windows in her home and a new roof on it, giving her a safe place to live after a missile destroyed her house in Ukraine. Kateryna – Ukrainian Homeowner: At first there was nothing, it was a normal day. It then turned into… Continue reading Thankful for a New Home in Ukraine

Jewish Open Space Festival in the Time of War, Ukraine

KYIV, UKRAINE — Jewish Open Space festival changed its format this year. This year the Festival expanded its reach despite martial law and the ongoing war in Ukraine. Besides being hosted in Kyiv, it’s also held in a number of other cities in Ukraine and even in other countries like Germany and Poland. The joy… Continue reading Jewish Open Space Festival in the Time of War, Ukraine

Bringing Long-Term Relief to Ukraine

UKRAINE — Samaritan’s Purse has served more than 6 million people throughout the first seven months of their response in Ukraine. They have distributed over 33,000 metric tons of food within Ukraine in partnership with the local church. Their water systems and newly constructed freshwater wells have provided more than 15 million liters of water… Continue reading Bringing Long-Term Relief to Ukraine

CityServe Pledges to Help More Families in Ukraine Stay Warm, Plans to Deliver Another Million Meals

Grand Canyon University students, faculty and staff gathered in October to pack food for the people of Ukraine in an event organized by No Child Hungry and CityServe. (Photo Credit: CityServe International

BAKERSFIELD, CA — As an energy crisis unfolds in Europe, Ukrainians may face the inability to heat their homes, or lack the resources to do so. Consequently, CityServe International is partnering with over 6,700 churches in their church network in Eastern Europe to help deliver generators and C-train homes to Ukrainian families to ensure they… Continue reading CityServe Pledges to Help More Families in Ukraine Stay Warm, Plans to Deliver Another Million Meals

Prayer for Ukraine and Russia

GALAȚI, ROMANIA — We still need to pray for peace in a Europe that is faced with the war in Ukraine. More than 8 months have passed since the Russian invasion and a ceasefire agreement has still not been reached. During this time, over 4 million people have fled the war and taken refuge in… Continue reading Prayer for Ukraine and Russia

U.S. Charity Aims to Bring Hope to 60,000 Children, Orphans in Ukraine, Russia This Christmas

LOVES PARK, IL — A U.S.-based Christian charity is ramping up its efforts to bring hope to more than 60,000 children and orphans across Ukraine, Russia and the former Soviet Union this Christmas – 10,000 more children than last year. The huge-scale, church-led Immanuel’s Child outreach supported by Illinois-based Slavic Gospel Association (SGA, www.sga.org) gives… Continue reading U.S. Charity Aims to Bring Hope to 60,000 Children, Orphans in Ukraine, Russia This Christmas

Wycliffe Associates Giving Essential Aid to Bible Translation Partners Devastated by War in Ukraine

ORLANDO, FL — Wycliffe Associates, an international organization that empowers mother-tongue Bible translators and partners with Ukraine local churches in the advancement of Bible translation, is supplying essential aid to Ukrainian national Bible translators. Through its Emergency 911 Fund, Wycliffe Associates supplies practical help, including food, clean water, shelter, and even evacuations, to Bible translators… Continue reading Wycliffe Associates Giving Essential Aid to Bible Translation Partners Devastated by War in Ukraine

Delivering Food Baskets in Ukraine’s Red Zone

ODESA, UKRAINE — Samaritan’s Purse and their church partners in Ukraine are delivering critically needed food baskets to families in the red zone where violent conflict is ongoing. Paul Carr – Samaritan’s Purse: Hi, my name’s Paul Carr, and I’m here with Samaritan’s Purse in Odesa, Ukraine. Today, we’re here at our warehouse. Samaritan’s Purse,… Continue reading Delivering Food Baskets in Ukraine’s Red Zone

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

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