The people of Ukraine are suffering more and more as the war drags on. The utter devastation in much of the country has displaced 10,000,000 from their homes; they’re still in the country, but they can’t go home. Many of them have no homes. Thousands are hungry, with nowhere to buy food even if they could afford it, which many can’t. That’s why our help is so important right now…and that’s why I’m going back. The wonderful generosity of our friends and partners has already provided 60 tons of food…but that doesn’t last long when there are so many in urgent need. We must continue to do all we can to help. And on this trip, I’ll be working to rescue more elderly Holocaust survivors so we can start them on their way to Israel. Please pray that God will protect our team and bless our work with success.
Recently we were able to rescue a precious Holocaust survivor in Ukraine. After she arrived in Israel, Sheila called me to express her incredible gratitude for the way your love and compassion touched her life. She was rejoicing that she was safe…but she was also concerned for friends left behind. We’ve done a great deal, but there is so much more that needs to be done.
The old saying goes, “A single death is a tragedy, but a million deaths is a statistic.” Well, there are ten million refugees inside Ukraine right now, and they’re not statistics! They are men and women and children whose lives have been completely turned upside down through no fault of their own. War came and forced them from their homes. They need help. They need hope. That’s why we are there providing food, medical supplies, and other aid to those who have nowhere else to turn.
If you had only a few minutes to leave your home because of an advancing enemy army, what would you take with you? For millions of people in Ukraine, that’s not a rhetorical or theoretical question. That is their reality. They fled to save their lives, often with only a single suitcase…and sometimes with only the clothes on their backs. They urgently need food and medical supplies. That’s why your help is so vitally important right now.
The Lord told us in Proverbs that “Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward them for what they have done” (Proverbs 19:17). This is exactly what we are doing together in Ukraine as we deliver food and emergency supplies, rescue poor Holocaust survivors, and help them to Israel. Thank you to everyone who has made it possible for us to help the needy in Ukraine already and continue this vital outreach.