The war in Ukraine has been raging for over a month. It’s estimated some 10 million people have already fled the country to surrounding nations.
Many of Cru’s 120+ Ukrainian national staff have already evacuated, but most are still in the country.
Families have been forced to split up as young men are not allowed to leave. Some Cru staff have been called up into active military service and are fighting on the front lines.
We are raising emergency funds to help cover any expenses of Ukrainian missionaries and the refugees they’re assisting.
Cru staff who have evacuated to a neighboring country are going nightly to the train station. There they pass out sandwiches and water bottles and help incoming refugees get to shelters. Many refugees don’t speak the local language and are alone in an unfamiliar place. The service these Cru staff provide is invaluable, and always done in Jesus’ name.
Other missionaries who are still in Ukraine are driving over 300 miles several times a week into dangerous cities. They deliver aid like medicine, food, bottled water and other essentials to people in shelters. When they leave, they drive fleeing families to the border. And on the way they can pray and share the gospel.
One staff couple in Ukraine has a generator. They ran powerlines into their shelter and let people charge their cell phones to communicate with their family and friends. While they are waiting for their devices to charge, the missionaries tell them about the hope of Jesus.
Ukrainian Cru missionaries need our help today to cover basic living expenses and ministry supplies.
Any amount you feel led to give will go to Ukrainian staff to use as they see best to keep preaching the good news of Christ.
Many have already been so generous, and we are incredibly grateful. But the need is still very real.
Would you consider giving today?
If you would like to learn more about becoming a monthly partner of a Ukrainian missionary, giving to them directly, please visit this page.
Please keep everyone affected by this terrible war in your prayers.