STANDING WITH UKRAINE
24th February 2022 is a date Ukrainians cannot forget. That day, war entered into their country and into their lives. Since then, they have faced danger, fear, and physical suffering, such as cold, hunger, or a lack of shelter.
As ECM, we have been working since the beginning to support them in this crisis. During the first year, we were able to help Ukrainian refugees scattered throughout Europe and, with our team in Ukraine, we started to develop relief projects in Lviv and Irpin. We could not have done that without God’s provision and guidance, and without your generosity. Thank you for helping Ukraine in their time of need.
Now, our efforts are focused on supporting the locals as they serve a nation in crisis, rebuild and restore their cities and lives, and preach Jesus in words and deeds to a people in pain.
In the Irpin area, our partners started volunteer centres in six towns to help hundreds in need with food, clothes, electricity, and most importantly, the Good News of Jesus. From the start, the vision was that those centres would become church plants, and today, that is no longer a vision, but a reality. We have seen them grow, baptising over 50 people and developing leaders. Now, the new church in Hostomel already needs a bigger building… God is at work in Ukraine!
We continue supporting three of these centres as they grow and serve others, as well as our team in Lviv, where our ECM workers have helped hundreds of refugees fleeing the war. Our support is not only financial, but we also hold a weekly prayer meeting for Ukraine, and ECM leaders regularly visit the team in Ukraine to comfort and encourage them. Read here the report from our last visit.
Please donate to help Ukraine as they rebuild their country and their lives.
*Warning: the videos may contain graphic images
In the following videos and news articles you can see some of the work that we have done, with your help, in Ukraine. From building houses to giving daily bread for over a year, from summer camps for kids to helping refugees across Europe. You can also see a window into their lives, as you read some of their stories.
OUR NEWS FROM UKRAINE
I know we are not alone because each of you is praying, supporting, and caring. I know we are not alone because of Emanuel – God is with us." full story
"Our children and teenagers haven’t had so much laughter and fun since we left our homes in Ukraine"
In Nehemiah we read that the wall around Jerusalem was rebuilt because different clans and families worked side by side on different sections of the wall...
An illustration of the aid to Ukraine and its refugees. The video below draws this picture for us in more detail. full story