The war in Ukraine has already resulted in a flood of refugees fleeing from locations of violence and vulnerability. If you would like to help, here are three organizations for your consideration:
United World Mission gives option to help the seminary’s work with refugees, or to give to the seminary itself. United World Mission’s network of seminaries in Ukraine have opened their doors and residential facilities to those in need of temporary shelter. You can help these refugees obtain food, temporary shelter, and transportation as well as long-term needs of the Ukrainian refugees.
MBC’s World Partners, John and Stella White, serve in Kyiv, where they both teach at the Ukrainian Evangelical Theological Seminary (UETS). John and Stella are currently home in the U.S. and recently visited MBC to give an update on the situation. You can watch the interview at the beginning of the service HERE.
WorldVenture has an ongoing disciple-making presence in Ukraine and had a past presence in Russia for many years.
Hundreds of refugees are fleeing into Poland with lines on the Ukraine side of the border being two to three days long. Churches in Poland stand ready to offer clothing, food, and shelter to Ukrainians fleeing the violence. The WorldVenture team stand with them, actively working even as we speak to give practical aid to refugees from driving to the border to give them rides to offering up their homes.
Many women and children were forced to travel alone, as men under age 60 were not allowed to leave the country. They have no place to go, are living out of a suitcase, and have no idea where their next meal is coming from. Our missionaries and local churches want to help as much as possible, but funds are limited. We desire to be the hands and feet of Jesus.
Funds from this project will be used to assist Ukrainian refugees who are relocating to Poland. The length of their stay is unknown, and their needs are varied. Our desire is to assist them as much as possible, which may include, but is not limited to, housing, household goods, clothing, job placement, and counseling.
Josiah Venture is responding to the urgent crisis in Ukraine in two ways: by supporting the work of our team and local churches on the ground inside Ukraine and by assisting Ukrainian refugees as they move into neighboring countries.
Most JV Ukrainian national missionaries are currently staying in Ukraine to serve those around them. They are coordinating with churches inside Ukraine to provide desperately needed shelter, food, evacuation, medical supplies, personal care, spiritual encouragement, Bibles, and the hope-filled message of the gospel during this crisis. Some of our missionaries have even been put in charge of city-wide operations for emergency aid, shelter, and refugee care.
JV staff in Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, and Hungary are assisting refugees coming across the Ukrainian border. They are prepared to provide full-scale accommodations for up to 400 refugees in and around our training centers in the coming weeks, as well as help them flow through to local churches for long-term care. Most of these refugees are women and children, many of whom had to leave their husbands in Ukraine since they are required to stay and defend the country.
The JV team is making sure they have food, clothing, personal items, supplies for small infants and children, personal counseling, Ukrainian-language Bibles, and many other practical and spiritual needs.
Josiah Venture is supporting them throughout this crisis and preparing up a long-term program for providing assistance afterward.
Your donations to our Ukraine Crisis Fund will directly support this effort.