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100% of Your Donations Will Support Ukrainians in Need
As the violence and devastation in Ukraine continues, the need for support to save lives increases. Lutheran Church Charities continues to get your financial donations immediately to Ukraine through our strong partnerships.
Rev. Larry Myers, retired pastor and retired United States Air Force (USAF) Reserve Chaplain, Colonel, and LCC staff member is helping to direct critical financial aid to Ukrainian citizens affected by the extreme violence and devastation that still continues.
The families of the Synod of Evangelical Lutheran Churches in Ukraine (SELCU) pastors (their wives and children) have been evacuated from Ukraine to Romania, where they have received the assistance of the Confessional Lutheran Church of Romania, an alliance church of The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod. From Romania, they move on to other countries, especially Germany, where pastors and congregations of the SELK (Selbstständige Evangelisch-Lutherische Kirche), a partner church of the LCMS, assist them.
The pastors remain in Ukraine to provide Word and Sacrament, as well as humanitarian relief to members and to their communities. Your donations have been sent directly to them. At the SELCU Mission Center, pastors and remaining members are busy every day feeding and clothing displaced persons and transporting refugees to the Romanian border. They assist approximately 100 people each week.
Below is an update from the pastors, thanking LCC donors for your financial support and prayers.
Sergey Bevz (SELCU pastor in Dnipro)
“Thank you for your letter and the help you wish to give! We know it will be precious to the many people who will be able to receive help during this difficult time. The main ministry of our church in the city of Dnipro is to help refugees. The city of Dnipro is the nearest large and fairly safe (at the moment) city for people who are fleeing from the areas of Kharkiv, Mariupol, and the Donetsk region.
We receive people in the church building, in the church's country house, and in our own homes. We provide them with warmth and food. We help to find housing for those who want to stay in the city for a longer period. We help with clothes and medicines and other necessary items. Your help will be used to help these people.
We are glad and grateful to the Lord that He gave you the desire to support the ministries of our pastors and congregations.”
Oleksiy Navrotskyy (Lutheran Church-Canada Missionary & SELCU pastor in Mykolaiv)
“Thank you very much for all your efforts for us, people in Ukraine. I was impressed with the kindness and openness and trust of Lutheran Church Charities. I feel their love and respect to us, and I am so proud to be a Ukrainian and a Lutheran.
Thank you for your assistance, for searching and finding open hearts in the United States to help us Ukrainians. We are working, praying, crying for our victory over northern enemies, and thank you for your support.”
Valera Verba (SELCU pastor in Nova Kakhovka, near Kherson)
Greetings from Valera, pastor of the church in the city of New Kakhovka. I would like to inform you that the financial assistance that you sent to me has arrived. I already have the opportunity to use this finance in the ministry of refugees and people who are in great need because of the war.
Many thanks for the help and support that you provide to Ukraine. I thank God for everyone who remembers us, prays, and helps. Thanks be to God.”
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