Thursday, November 27, 2014

Urgent! Ukrainian Refugees Are in Need of Food, Clothes and Shoes

This family evacuated to Kiev from
Eastern Ukraine. The young woman
has a hand prothesis.
27 November 2014. Yesterday, I (Oleg) received a word from Slava, one of national missionaries in Kiev, Ukraine that we support. He shared with me an urgent request to help families of refugees from Eastern Ukraine, a place were a standoff between pro-Russian rebels and Ukrainian continues. So far, according to data provided by the UN, the conflict claimed more than 1,400 lives of civilians. More than 3,300 have been wounded, including women and children.

This young couple was evacuated
from war-torn Donetsk. They lost
all they had.
Since March 2014, many Evangelical church buildings were captured by rebels in Donetsk and Lugansk regions. Tens of thousands of people, including families of our brothers and sisters in Christ had to evacuate from Eastern Ukraine to spare their lives. Many of them relocated to Kiev region, where Slava and local believers are helping them by providing counseling, food and clothes. Turlac Mission is committed to support the efforts of Ukrainian Christians in helping their neighbours according to the Greatest Commandment expressed by our Lord.
This young woman had to run for
her life from the war zone. Her
parents and sister are still there.

As winter approaches, many families are in need of food, winter clothes and shoes. As we enter the season of Advent, let us consider helping 10 families of refugees from the war those by providing for them baskets of food, winter coats, shoes. We need to provide $200 per family (2 adults and 2-3 children).

If the Lord moves you to donate to this urgent cause in the name of Jesus, you can do so on-line through our partners at World Wide Word or by writing a check to "World Wide Word" and designating it to "Turlac Mission (Ukraine Refugees)".

Mail your check to: World Wide Word, Attn: Turlac Mission, 24162 Rochester Lane, Aldie, VA 20105.

Together, we can "help one person at a time in the name of Jesus!"