St Peters Collection – Critical Update on Ukraine
Thank you for your faithful prayers and support as Mission Eurasia, churches, and ministry partners on the ground in Ukraine and neighboring countries grapple with the increasing violence and the growing humanitarian crisis.
We are receiving heartbreaking reports from our partners in Kyiv, Kharkiv, and Mariupol, which has been surrounded by the Russian army who cut off the electricity, water, and other communications. Invaders targeted a blood bank, two operating rooms, and destroyed 30 buses which stood ready to evacuate innocent civilians. Missile and artillery strikes are actively destroying escape routes. In the city of Irpin, near Kyiv, evacuation attempts met with mortar fire from Russian forces and took the lives of many civilians. This is the location of Mission Eurasia’s field ministries headquarters, and it is now under Russian military control.
As of today, the UN reports that 1,735,068 people have fled Ukraine. But through God’s grace and support from friends like you, Mission Eurasia is responding to meet the needs of the suffering refugees outside of Ukraine, as well as those who are targets of Russian aggression in-country.
As of last Saturday, March 5, Mission Eurasia distributed more than 3,000 foodpackages to desperate families. In addition to food distribution, we have helped establish three refugee assistance centers—two in Poland and one in Moldova. In partnership with churches and volunteers, we are picking up refugees at the border, providing temporary shelter, food, and assisting them in finding longer-term housing. On Saturday, 1,000 refugees were assisted and on Sunday another 1,200 refugees were assisted. In addition to practical relief assistance and housing, we are providing counseling, copies of Scripture, and pastoral care.
The impact of this outreach to people who are frightened and fleeing for their lives cannot be overstated. We are truly the arms and legs of Jesus, sharing food, love, shelter, and hope with people who are in despair.
But we have an urgent need to meet food shortages: Refugees, displaced people, and civilians who are trapped by Russian forces and unable to evacuate all need food to survive.
It costs $50 to help one family in Ukraine with enough food for a week.
It costs $50 to assist a refugee family with food, Scripture, and shelter.
We need to purchase six additional box trucks to transport and deliver more food back to ministry hubs in Ukraine as the food shortage worsens. Each truck costs $20,000 so a total of $120,000 is needed for six trucks.
We are so grateful for the response of our donors and ministry partners, but we need more help as the humanitarian crisis worsens. Thank you for giving generously now so our Ukraine Emergency Relief Fund can meet growing needs today and in the days ahead.
Also, please unite with us in prayer and ask God to:
Move in every heart, bringing comfort to innocent victims, and transformation to invaders that they may know His will for them and stop fighting.
Protect innocent civilians who huddle in bomb shelters, metro stations, or on the roads.
Protect Mission Eurasia’s staff and ministry partners who are on the ground sharing food, help, and the hope of the gospel.
Continue to provide the food, supplies, and funds needed to meet the urgent needs of Ukrainians in crisis. May this outreach open hearts to hear the Good News that there is hope for this life and for an eternity
May God bless you for praying and partnering with us however you are able. And please share this important update with your friends and loved ones so they too may join us at this critical time.
St Peters Collection – Ukraine Emergency Relief Fund Appeal
The Elders and Deacons of St Peters IPC – Liss have agreed that it would be good to support the work of Mission
Eurasia and their field ministries in Ukraine. Please see the details below
If you would like to contribute to the St Peters IPC – Liss collection in aid of the Mission Eurasia Ukrainian Emergency Relief Fund, please click on the Donate button at the bottom of the page then complete the form and we will provide
further details of how you can give. Thank you!
Dear Friends and Ministry Partners,
Thank you for your continued prayers for the devastated nation of Ukraine. As heavy fighting and bombing continues for a fifth day, the suffering and death toll continues to rise. Ukraine estimates that more than 350 civilians have been
killed, including 14 children, although the United Nations believes this number is actually much higher. One half million refugees are now fleeing from Ukraine to Poland, Moldova, Romania, and Hungary, and there are estimates that this
number could rise to five-six million within just a few days.
We praise God that our field ministries staff was able to evacuate their families from Irpen, Ukraine—the location of a recent tank battle—to safer locations near the border with Moldova. Here, in the midst of devastation and despair,
Mission Eurasia has established ministry hubs in three major cities—two in Ukraine and one in Moldova—and is working in partnership with local evangelical churches and volunteers to bring immediate help and hope to thousands of refugee families who are terrified, hungry, and homeless.
We thank God for our courageous field ministries staff and School Without Walls leaders who are working around the clock in the face of great danger to deliver family food packages, medical supplies, and Scripture, and to help find shelter for these suffering refugee families.
Yet, the need for relief aid is enormous and continues to grow by the hour.
Since food is the greatest immediate need, we are turning to you once again to help provide urgently needed family food packages that contain enough food to sustain a family of four-five for a week. Each family food package costs $50 and our new goal is to place 20,000 family food packs with refugee families within the coming days and week.
Please help suffering Ukrainian refugee families now by giving to the Ukrainian Emergency Relief Fund. Please also continue to pray for the end to the war in Ukraine and for protection of Mission Eurasia’s field ministries staff and workers who are responding heroically to the needs of their nation.
Most gratefully in Him,
If you would like to contribute to the St Peters IPC – Liss collection in aid of the Mission Eurasia Ukrainian Emergency Relief Fund, please click on the Donate button then complete the form and we will provide further details of how you can give. Thank you!