How HART is Responding to the Needs in Ukraine
The needs of our partner churches in Ukraine are enormous. So, how do we bring relief to Ukrainians whose lives have been torn apart by the conflict with the funds you have blessed us with?
First, we utilize our nationwide network to gather information on how best to assist churches practically and effectively. Second, HART program directors research and report from areas near the front lines or communities recently liberated. Their task is to inform us of the current or projected emergency needs in these conflict regions. Third, we determine whether we can resource needed items in Ukraine or send our teams to Poland to purchase goods and materials there. Fourth, procurement happens, and Fifth, we facilitate delivery to our partner churches.
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War refugees grapple with returning to Ukraine
Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian war refugees in Europe struggle to envision their future. Should they plan to stay where they are for the sake of their kids, having found good education, friendships, jobs, and opportunities? Or should they plan on returning to pick up the threads of their unraveled past lives? For many, it remains a question that is difficult to answer.
Roman’s story – surviving captivity
“When the war began, eight graduates of our Rehab program chose to enlist in the army. Sadly, one of those brave men, Roman, went missing. The whole church prayed for his protection and that his relatives would receive some news about him. We all understood that he was either a prisoner of war or already dead.
However, our faithful and loving God does all things perfectly, and so, after a month of prayers, Roman was able to contact his family and report that he was alive, almost unharmed, and had already been released from captivity.
God’s miracle is that Roman and several other soldiers were exchanged quickly and were able to return home. We know that over 3,000 Ukrainian soldiers have remained in captivity for more than six months. Please join us in prayer for them too.” Pastor Maxim