Supporting and Praying For Ukraine
Praise God for the faithful and generous hearts of Mount Pisgah UMC and several other UMC churches (Peachtree Road UMC, Simpsonwood UMC, and Lover’s Lane UMC in Dallas, TX).
When the war in Ukraine broke out and millions of Ukrainians fled for safety, the crisis to provide shelter and food was immediate. Through relationships forged during discipleship training events in Moscow, we already knew some of UMC pastors in Ukraine. Mount Pisgah began sending financial support directly to these Pastors who remained in Ukraine to set-up shelters and began to provide food, transportation, and supplies.
Over $140,000 has already been provided directly to these Ukrainian UMC Pastors serving people in need inside Ukraine. Support has been given to nine pastors who are providing refugee assistance in Kyiv, Poltava, Uzhherod, Khust, Chernivtsi, Lviv, Kharkiv, and Koson. We also have connections with churches in Romania and Hungary that are transporting supplies into Ukraine that cannot not be procured in Ukraine. We remain committed to distribute every dollar received directly to these Pastors.
As we celebrate Christmas, we are mindful a war continues and many Ukrainian people face an uncertainty of not having shelter, heat, water, power, or food. In the video above, Ukrainian Pastors Oleg and Yulia Starodubets want to express their gratitude for the financial and prayer support received. Our prayers continue for the Ukrainian people and their safety, for an end to this war, and for those who are being the hands of feet of Jesus in the midst of this humanitarian crisis.
If you have any questions, please reach out to Michael Jordan, Director of Global Missions and Community Engagement.