As we have watched the unfolding crisis in Ukraine this week, Pastor Rick Dietzman reached out to our denomination’s missions organization (EPC World Outreach) for more specifics about how our group of churches is reaching out to those in need in the region.
They have launched an international disaster relief fund to help relieve suffering. “The crisis in Ukraine is dire, and we are called to help as we are able,” said Dean Weaver, EPC Stated Clerk.
Weaver noted that donations to the fund will be forwarded to international ministry partners, EPC World Outreach workers “on the ground” in affected areas, or to appropriate other agencies and organizations at the discretion of EPC leadership.
“The need right now is almost unfathomable with the mass migration of displaced people fleeing Ukraine,” said Gabriel de Guia, Executive Director of EPC World Outreach. “Women and children are leaving the country with little more than the clothes on their backs, while the men are required to stay behind and fight. It’s heartbreaking to think that for some of them it is their last goodbye.”
Our SCC elders have approved this fund as a place for preferred giving. As we receive further information about how it is put to use, we will inform our church family. Please pray about participating. You can give to this fund by clicking the button below: