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Ukraine at War – Update 13, 2024



I realize it is hard for us in the West to fully grasp the scale of Ukraine’s crisis since the war began on February 24, 2022. Perhaps this illustration can help us process the magnitude of this tragedy from another perspective.

According to the United Nations, 6.5 million Ukrainians have fled the country (to Europe or Canada/USA), with an additional 6-7.5 million being internally displaced. Let’s consider this: 12 to 14 million Ukrainians who have been forced to leave their homes for safety are equivalent to the entire population of Canada’s four western provinces (British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba).

Imagine if everyone in Western Canada suddenly had to abandon their homes and possessions and were forced to migrate to Eastern Canada or the USA to protect their families.

Please continue to pray for this conflict to end.

Lloyd Cenaiko
President – HART

Ukraine’s Energy Infrastructure Crisis

Russian forces continue to pummel Ukraine’s energy infrastructure through sustained missile and drone attacks. Up to 50% of Ukraine’s power grid has been destroyed. By winter, the majority of Ukrainians will be facing prolonged periods without electricity each day.

HART’s team on the ground has already begun purchasing necessary survival items (see list below) as well as food packages and medications.

How can you help?

Please stand with us so we can continue to impact tens of thousands of lives through HART’s network of churches throughout Ukraine. Selfless pastors and church volunteers are working around the clock to meet the needs of their fellow Ukrainians and share God’s love with them. And as one of our partner church pastors says: For the darker the darkness, the more precious and bright the light!

Thank you for supporting churches across Ukraine!


God saves people not just for their own sake but to use them as instruments of His love and grace in the world. Denys’ story beautifully illustrates the ripple effect of compassion and service. Growing up in a home environment that was horrific, loveless, and alcohol-ridden but saved by someone’s compassion, Denys now pays it forward by extending the same love, care, and guidance to others. 

How HART Evaluates and Chooses Partners

Accountability is a core component of HART’s partnership strategy. So, in addition to recommendations, on-the-ground examination of potential partners is mandatory.

This report offers insight into how our Ukraine team, led by Yevhen Taran, evaluates ministries to determine support levels and selects new partners. Join HART’s team as they discover a couple of new ministries doing amazing work for God.


Abduction of Ukrainian Children

Russia has been accused of forcibly transferring thousands of Ukrainian children to areas under its control since the start of the Russo-Ukrainian War.

Persecution by Russian Forces

In occupied territories, minority faiths, including Protestants, have been subjected to raids during worship services, kidnapping, torture, and banishment.

Child Sponsor Program

These two little boys need sponsors

Oleksy’s Story

This delightful seven-year-old lives with eight siblings and, tragically, one child born to his 14-year-old sister and their stepfather, who has since been sent to prison. Their home has no indoor washroom or electricity; they get water from their neighbor’s well. Read more about Oleksy and his family’s needs.

Maksym’s Story

This ten-year-old boy has a cheerful demeanor despite his awful living conditions. He lives in a small two-room apartment with four adults and four children. Mother is aloof and prone to alcoholism. Read more about the help Maksym’s family needs.

Matching Funds results!

May 14-31, 2024 – for Summer Camp Programs

May 14-31, 2024 – for Ukraine Crisis – Refugee/Relief Aid

Thanks for helping us send thousands of kids to camps!!

Pray for Ukraine, Pray for Peace

Here are specific prayer points that can help guide our prayers for the situation in Ukraine. Please share these with your friends and family.