UKRAINIAN RELIEF FUND – Christ Church at Grove Farm

UKRAINIAN RELIEF FUND

THE WAR IN UKRAINE: HOW CAN WE HELP?

Our hearts are breaking at the scenes of Ukrainians under attack from Russian forces with bombs landing in neighborhoods, schools, and playgrounds. As the crisis intensifies and Ukrainians fight for their lives, more and more Ukrainians are being displaced and made homeless. Others will be without basic necessities like water, shelter, and food as basic infrastructure is destroyed.

In the midst of the darkness, may it be that the light of Christ brings hope and help through his people, his Word, and his mercy shown to a war-torn region.

1 Corinthians 12:26–27 – If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it. Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.

two ways we as a church family can help

1. WE CAN PRAY

Lord we come before You in prayer because we know the fundamental truth that prayer has power. We come before You interceding on behalf of the oppressed and the voiceless, lifting up to You the situation in Ukraine. We ask that You would work in the midst of it. We ask that in the face of chaos, You would bring peace; in the face of fear, You would bring courage rooted in Your faithfulness and Your goodness; in the face of hatred You would bring forth a spirit of love. Lord we ask that Your hand would be on the situation. We ask that Your Spirit would give wisdom to the leaders who will be making tough decisions, May the Christians in Ukraine boldly rise up and be Your hands and feet. Strengthen them, Lord. And for those who do not know you, bring them Your peace and comfort, and draw them to Yourself. We join together in prayer with our church family and other believers and we pray that this war would be stopped in Jesus’ Name. We pray for Your protection over the innocents. And we ask that You fill us God, with that final hope that one day You will reconcile all things in Heaven and on earth to Yourself and that beautiful consummation in Your Son Jesus Christ in Whom we are heirs to the kingdom. In Jesus’ Name, we pray. Amen.

  • Pray that Christians and missionaries in Ukraine would hope in the Lord and that many would come to saving faith in Christ through their witness.
  • Pray for the safety of the citizens of Ukraine as war begins and that their lives would be honored and protected.
  • Pray that those fleeing the country and those who will be unable to return home will find a Christlike welcome and a home in a new nation.
  • Pray for President Biden and global leaders as they navigate geopolitical tensions and attempt to respond with wisdom and discernment.
  • Pray that Vladimir Putin’s heart would be changed and that he would withdraw from Ukraine and not pursue additional aggression.

2. WE CAN GIVE

Help us help the people of Ukraine by donating to the CCGF Ukrainian Relief Fund. When you give through Christ Church, your donations will go to support the efforts of two organizations  (Samaritan’s Purse and World Vision) who are on the front lines providing the Ukrainian people with supplies, medical aid,  food, clothing, field hospitals, medicine, and shelter.  You can read more about how these two organizations are providing aid below.

SAMARITAN’S PURSE

Samaritan’s Purse has set up an emergency field hospital equipped with 30 beds, an operating room, an ICU, an emergency room, a pharmacy, its own water and sanitation, set up personnel, as well as doctors and nurses. As many as 100 patients a day can be seen at this hospital, and it will be operated by approximately 57 staff. It includes operating rooms and an ICU.

On March 10, they flew a 747 packed with more than 100 tons of relief materials, including medical supplies, to Poland. This is their third major airlift in response to the Ukraine crisis. Also onboard are hygiene kits, winter coats, blankets, and other items to help those who are fleeing the escalating conflict.

On the same day, in response to dire needs at a train station in Lviv, they began operating a medical stabilization point. Tens of thousands are passing through the gates each day, many with pressing medical issues. Medical personnel at the site, including doctors, nurses, and a pharmaceuticals team, are providing primary healthcare services for these internally displaced people as they transit through Lviv in search of safety.

Learn more about Samaritan’s Purse

WORLD VISION

World Vision is supporting refugees in Romania. They will distribute essential aid to 67,000 people and provide psychosocial and educational support to children and families. They are also working to help refugees find appropriate accommodations and basic services, as well as developing options for working with partners in Moldova and Ukraine. Knowing that the impact of this crisis, from both a humanitarian and economic perspective, is likely to have a significant ripple effect, they are also increasing support to their offices in Georgia and Armenia.

In Ukraine, World Vision has delivered two van loads of food and hospital supplies to a 600-bed hospital which had issued an urgent plea for help to officials in its sister town in Siret, Romania. Delivery included hospital supplies such as mattresses, pillows, sheets, towels, soap and disinfectant, as well as food items for hungry children and families.

Learn more about World Vision

If you would like to help financially,  you can give safely and securely below. Once all donations are received, Christ Church will split the total collected between Samaritan’s Purse and World Vision.

Thank you for your prayerful consideration to help us help the Ukrainian people.

Ukranian Relief Fund

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