As stories of tragedy and heartache continue to emerge from the ongoing War in Ukraine and the resulting refugee crisis, we are grateful for the generosity and commitment of Southern Baptists to help our brothers and sisters in Eastern Europe.
From the initial invasion in February to the present, you have helped raise more than $10 million to help Ukrainian families whose lives were overturned in the blink of an eye.
Here are five ways your gifts are helping survivors:
1. Providing safety, shelter, children’s Bibles and activities for Ukrainian children
You have helped kids coming out of the war zones with age-appropriate spiritual resources and much-needed distractions. Read about two brothers, Den and Dimi, benefitting from your gifts.
2. Resources for Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) teams
Your generosity provided tools and emergency supplies to SBDR teams on the border as they minister to refugees seeking a better life for their families in neighboring countries. Learn how one Ukrainian Baptist, Yura, was blessed by an SBDR border station.
3. Funding medical teams
These teams are tending to the healthcare needs of the many women, children and elderly who have escaped Ukraine since the beginning of the invasion. Hear the story of one concerned daughter, Oksana, and her ailing father.
4. Ongoing relief supplies for local churches
You are supplying transportation aid for evacuees, fuel for vehicles, utilities for churches, food and shelter for refugees as we partner with Baptists across Ukraine. Learn more about the ongoing collaborative efforts and their benefits to Ukrainian Baptists.
5. Hot coffee, snacks, reading glasses and Bibles on the border
Local believers are hosting welcome tents to minister to families fleeing the most perilous regions of Ukraine that are still under fire, and your gifts are stocking them with necessary supplies. Learn about how this ministered to one traumatized refugee, Iaroslav.
Thank you for being the hands and feet of Jesus to the people of Ukraine! You are leaving a lasting legacy with your gifts. If you would like to help even more refugees find hope amid this catastrophic crisis, you can donate today.
Published December 7, 2022