Like many, we have been horrified by the events in the Ukraine and have been looking for ways to help the people. Here’s some ways in which you can provide support:
There are lots of good charities working with refugees from the Ukraine providing emergency assistance. We have chosen to support the Tearfund campaign, which is providing food, bedding and temporary accomodation. We will be donating our Easter church collections to the relief effort. You can donate online here.
The government is seeking people to sponsor families from the Ukraine fleeing the country, providing assistance and accomodation. We are supporting the Global Sanctuary Foundation as a church, which is seeking to offer assistance to Ukrainian families arriving in our country.
If you are a UK citizen and would be willing to host a family for at least 6 months, you can register on the site.
We will continue to pray for peace and the people of the Ukraine in our weekly Sunday services from 10.30am and at our monthly prayer meeting on the third Sunday of every month at 7pm in church. Do join us. Visitors are most welcome.
To inform your personal prayers, here’s some background information about the church in the Ukraine from Operation World. See the Facebook page of Christ Church, the Church of England Church in Kyiv, which meets in a German Lutheran Church.