SELCU Pastors Help Impacted Ukrainians
100% of Your Donations Will Support Ukrainians in Need
Working through LCC staff member Rev. Larry Myers, below is an update from the Synod of Evangelical Lutheran Churches in Ukraine (SELCU) pastors, thanking LCC donors for your financial support and prayers.
Due to massive shortages of available food and other essentials, LCC has made a connection with Sergiu, son of Rev. Sorin-Horia Trifa of Confessional Lutheran Church in Romania, to purchase life-saving nonperishable food and medicine that will be transported to the Romania-Ukraine border for the SELCU pastors.
Bishop Alexander Yurchenko (SELCU)
Bishop Yurchenko, with SELCU pastors Valera Verba and Sergey Bevz, took a large cargo of supplies from Odessa to the Dnieper region and provided both spiritual and physical support.
Sergey Bevz (SELCU pastor in Dnipro)
“We have many stories about cellars, bombings, attempts to leave, worries about relatives with whom there is no connection, loss of loved ones, and things that are even scary to voice out loud. During the day I hear a lot of difficult stories. In the evening, when the curfew had already come, we dimmed the lights, sat down at the table, and talked. The guys from Mariupol got a cake somewhere and treated everyone. Think about it; the guys from Mariupol treated everyone to a cake. I don't know if I should be surprised, but I am. After everything they've been through, they haven't lost the ability to "treat others with cake." Someone hardens and someone, on the contrary, shows even more humanity. We are all changing. Help us, Lord, now to be soft clay in Your hands.
Please pray for these people. Someone is looking for housing, someone is looking for a job, someone [is looking for] both, someone is doing documents, someone does not know what to do next. The church building is completely full. It is used as a transit point for 1-3 days. Here we feed, help with food and clothing, and provide spiritual support. We are doing repairs in one of the rooms in order to receive more. In recent days, [there was] a large flow of people, and in the near future, it will continue. Please remember us in your prayers.”
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In Irpin, Russian Orcs Burned Bibles
Why? For some reason, the Word of God—where the Lord gave the commandments "do not kill," "do not steal," "do not commit adultery," and "do not bear false witness"—causes a special "reaction" in them. They want to destroy this Word. Indeed, in [His Word] the Lord also says that He will not leave unpunished those who violate the commandments of life given by Him.
And we trust in this Word and love it. Thanks to him, we know how our story will end and how will their story end. Because this battle is not only against blood and flesh, but against principalities, against authorities, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spirits of wickedness in high places.
Ukrainian Church – Palatine, Illinois
On behalf of LCC, Jim Dunne presented donations to Archpriest Mykhailo Kuzma of the Ukrainian Church in Palatine, Illinois, to provide direct and immediate financial assistance to their contacts in Ukraine.
LCC Volunteers Return from Serving Ukrainians
For the past two weeks, LCC volunteers Kathy and Joan were with Pastor Scott Yount and his wife Lena (from Ukraine) to serve Ukrainian refugees at the Ukraine Mission Center. They also went to the Ukrainian border twice during their stay to hand out food and travel packs as refugees take a break before going to their next destination. They had many opportunities to be a comforting presence as they listened to the hardships, fears, and uncertainties of those they met.
LCC thanks Kathy and Joan for their compassion and dedication to helping Ukrainian refugees in need!
Ukrainian Lutheran Church (ULC)
LCC is also working directly with the Ukraine Lutheran Church (ULC) by working through the Lutheran Church here in the United States in fellowship with them!
Your Donations are Immediately Helping Ukrainians in Need!
Please prayerfully consider donating to help Ukrainians by showing the Mercy, Compassion, Presence and Proclamation of Jesus Christ to those who are suffering and in need!
Thank You for your support in being the hands and feet of Jesus to those suffering!