Esther risked her life to deliver the Jewish people from destruction. She recognized the vital importance of the opportunity God had placed before her. In faith and courage, she acted and made a difference. Today the members of our team on the ground in Ukraine are following in that tradition, risking their lives to provide food and supplies the suffering Ukrainian people so urgently need right now. They recognize the need, and are making a difference–and their work is made possible by our friends and partners who are doing so much to help.
Over the next couple of weeks, thanks to God’s blessing and the help of so many friends, we’ll be delivering and distributing 140 tons of food and emergency supplies to the people in the hardest-hit sections of Ukraine. Michael Evans will be making another trip to Ukraine, going deep inside the country to help deliver and pass out food for a quarter of a million people. It’s wonderful that we’re able to do so much to help in this time of great need…but the great need continues, and in fact, things in Ukraine are getting worse instead of better. Now more than ever we must do all we can to help these precious people, reaching out to them in Christian love to provide help and hope in an hour of darkness.
The start of a new week in Ukraine means something very different now than it did a few months ago. Thousands of people are looking at another week with almost nothing to eat or drink. The damage caused by Russia’s continued attacks on civilian targets is adding up. Millions of people have been displaced. They have nowhere to turn for help. But that’s where we come in. We’ve already taken nearly 100 tons of food and emergency supplies into Ukraine, and with the help of friends like you, we’ll keep on doing even more to respond to this ongoing crisis.
Every day in Ukraine about 100 soldiers are being killed, in addition to dozens of civilians. That awful toll doesn’t include the many who are injured or the ones who die because of cold, hunger, and disease that can’t be treated because there are no hospitals left. This is one of the biggest humanitarian tragedies of our lives, and we must do what we can to take advantage of the open doors God has placed before us to respond to the urgent need. Our City of Refuge Storehouses are a vital resource to thousands of Ukrainians who have nowhere else to turn for help.
The war in Ukraine has drug on for more than 100 days—far longer than most people expected when it began. Each day, the human toll grows. More people are killed. More homes and businesses are destroyed. More refugees are forced to flee their homes. More people go hungry and thirsty. And that means that even though we have already done so much, we must do more. The need has not stopped, and our work must not stop, and that means we need the help of our friends and partners now more than ever.
When we read the stories of the way God worked through miracles, it’s exciting to see His power on display. It’s even more exciting to be part of a true miracle, yet there’s no other way to describe what’s happening through our work in Ukraine. We have helped recuse dozens of Jewish orphans and elderly Holocaust survivors and help them get to Israel. We’ve delivered and distributed nearly 100 tons of food deep inside the country in the war zones where people need it most. And we’re just getting started! With the continued help of friends like you, we’re going to keep increasing our efforts to meet the urgent needs of the precious people of Ukraine.