We are all keenly aware of evil as it lurks around every corner, but there are moments in time where evil grows to the point where it demands the attention of all. We saw pure evil when Russia invaded Ukraine, so as Christ-followers we are called to respond.
When one part suffers, we all suffer. How will we suffer and come alongside the church and those who are enduring this conflict in Ukraine? As a church, we are looking to do a few things.
- First, we are looking to pray and not forget those who are hurting.
- Second, we ask that the Lord allow us an opportunity to give to specific organizations that are seeking to come alongside the church and the people in Ukraine.
What is going on in our world is devastating and cultivating in us a desperate longing for the glories that are awaiting us in heaven.
Please consider joining us for prayer on Sunday mornings at 9:45 a.m. in Room 102. We will be praying for Ukraine as well as a variety of other topics.
Ways to Give:
- SBC of Virginia: The Virginia arm of the Southern Baptist Convention are partnering with trusted ministries and partners on the ground to come alongside churches and Christians as they minister to thousands of refugees and families impacted by the crisis. This page also gives regular updates from the field.
- SEND Relief: As a ministry of the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, they are working with Baptist churches and groups in Ukraine, Poland, and ten other surrounding nations to offer food, shelter, transportation, hygiene kits, and other relief to Ukrainian refugees.
- Mission to the World: The mission agency of the Presbyterian Church in America has a Lviv-based team staying in Ukraine to assist refugees fleeing to the western part of the country, and they’re also working with communities across the border.
- Samaritan’s Purse: The U.S.-based Christian aid agency is operating an emergency field hospital on the outskirts of Lviv in Western Ukraine. The group is also running a mobile medical unit at a refugee site in neighboring Moldova.
- TGC’s Ukraine project: Recognizing that war-weary citizens also need gospel-centered resources for their hearts and minds, TGC is working to build a website dedicated to relevant articles, essays, commentaries, and multimedia content translated into Ukrainian and Russian. TGC also plans to produce original content in Ukrainian and Russian aimed at the needs of church leaders and those they serve.
- Radstock Ministries: A global network of churches connected for mission. You can join their weekly prayer meeting for Ukraine on Zoom, or give to support those who have been displaced by war.
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”