Written by Ryan Brown, Sr. Manager, Digital Marketing for Ronald Blue Trust
Ukraine is experiencing a crisis that has affected the world. There are many Christians there right now working to rescue families, protect the vulnerable, and save lives.
I lived and served in Kyiv, Ukraine for three years with a Christian charitable organization that is on the ground there today, so our CEO, Nick Stonestreet, asked me to share a few words with you about what is happening there, and how Christian churches and charities are responding, as well as how we can help.
Watch this video update on the situation in Ukraine and how you can help:
The content contained herein represents the speaker’s individual views and not necessarily those of his employer.
Links to donations:
HOPE Worldwide – On the ground coordinating escape and providing food and shelter in neighboring countries for refugees (I volunteered with them in Ukraine)
Lifeshape – Providing faith-based support and donation matching up to $1 million
TrustBridge Global – On the ground coordinating refugees
Samaritan’s Purse – Disaster response and medical staff
Hope International – Microloans and disaster relief
Josiah Venture – Mission work and coordinating refugees
Mission Eurasia – Mission work and coordinating refugees
Water Mission – Addressing the safe water, sanitation, and hygiene needs of those displaced by the crisis
20+ Additional Charities on the Frontlines – A list from National Christian Foundation
Note: You can also ask your company if they match donations to any of these organizations.
This is an emergency situation, and as such we are aware that things may change rapidly. If you know of other organizations doing great work that we should list here, please send them to [email protected] to be reviewed and added to this list.
Resources for further historical context:
- Russia, Ukraine, and the West | Frederick Kagan | The JBP Podcast – YouTube
- Why is Russia invading Ukraine and what does Putin want? – BBC News
“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?
As it is written: ‘For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.’
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Thank you for your prayers and support!
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