Aid for refugees from Ukraine
Many of us have been shocked and deeply saddened by the recent conflict unfolding in Eastern Europe. The nation of Ukraine has suffered terribly in recent weeks in the midst of the Russian incursion. Families have been torn apart, homes wrecked, and livelihoods destroyed. Many Ukrainians have understandably fled for the lives, crossing borders into neighbouring countries seeking refuge and help. This has led to a large-scale humanitarian crisis and many are doing all they can to assist.
Pioneers has actively engaged in this situation. Our field workers in Poland, Craig and Carol Lynn Rucin, together with their local church partners have been coordinating a major relief effort for Ukrainian refugees in the city of Rzeszow, Poland.
Each day, they are currently providing:
Food, beds, clothing, medicines, fuel, tyres and mechanical assistance for vehicles. Coordination of other logistics as well as comfort, trauma counselling, and love for the millions of Ukrainians who have fled across the border.
Pioneers International has created a Humanitarian Aid and Relief Fund for the Ukrainian Refugees. Please note, all donations made will be directed to the relief effort in full (no fees).
Your generosity will ensure the team in Poland stay well-equipped to continue supporting the millions of Ukrainians fleeing across the border to escape the conflict. Please consider donating generously to this fund to help the our Ukrainian brothers and sisters in the midst of this unfolding crisis!
That God would use any means necessary to stop the violence, including changing the hearts and minds of the aggressors. Pray that effective peace talks might take place.
For the opening of corridors both for evacuation and humanitarian aid around cities under attack in Ukraine. Many people in these cities are without heat and electricity.
For protection of many kids and parents who will spend another night in bomb shelters, metro stations or on the roads to safer places and all the brave volunteers risking their lives to continually evacuate people.
For many volunteers who are setting up camps for refugees, that they will have necessary funds, places for accommodation, and physical strength to serve.
For many churches that have opened their doors to neighbours offering food and shelter. May they have strength, patience, and compassion as they serve others with little resource, while themselves coping with violence, trauma and loss.
Ask God to redeem this situation by drawing many people to Himself. May Ukrainians discover that Jesus is the only true source of peace, safety, comfort, truth and freedom.
For believers to stay strong, continue trusting the Lord and not to give in to panic, fear and desperation.
For the logistics of getting funds and humanitarian aid to churches, refugee camps and other humanitarian agencies, so they continue to have everything necessary: food, medicine and other supplies.
For the believers on both sides of this conflict, who because of the situation have to bear arms, even though they may feel that fighting runs counter to their faith in Jesus.
For many pastors leading their flocks at this critical time of decision and risk. They carry a heavy burden.
Pray for the preservation and freedom of the Ukrainian people.