[Second in a series of stories]
BROADVIEW HEIGHTS — Today (April 14) is the first day of activity for the missionary team from Slavic Full Gospel Church in Ukraine and along the Ukraine-Poland border. This church has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for rescue and relief in Ukraine, and teams are actively involved in help provide relief and rescue to Ukrainians victimized by Russia’s brutal and criminal invasion of their nation, which began on February 24.
The team left their church late Tuesday morning in two vans carrying more than 100 pieces of luggage for Chicago. They flew overnight Tuesday-Wednesday to Warsaw. After clearing customs, buses carried the team into Ukraine late day Wednesday.
LEGEND: LVIV and the Polish-Ukraine border is the center of refugee and relief operations. According to the United Nations, more than 4.5 million people have fled Ukraine, many passing through this region. PRAY FOR: Andriy and Christina Lozovskiy, collaborating with Jacksonville, Fla, churches in relief efforts here.
LEGEND: IVANO-FRANKIVSK PRAY FOR: Roman and Alina Sheremeta, who are aiding in relief effort here.
LEGEND: RIVNE PRAY FOR: Pastor Peter and Alla Trokhimenko and Alex and Ciana Lozovskiy are here. They are assisting in providing medical help to the wounded, and distributing medical supplies and protection supplies
LEGEND: Khmelnitskiy PRAY FOR: Roman Skalski and others are working with frontline volunteers there providing protection and other assistance for Ukrainians who are further east in the country.
LEGEND: Kyiv and Mariupol and areas nearby are the cities in Ukraine which have seen some of the heaviest fighting and loss of life since Russia’s Feb. 24 invasion began. PRAY FOR UKRAINE.
The mission team took more than 150 bulletproof vests containing Level 3 body armor, and hundreds of first aid kids and tourniquet kits. Some of these supplies are going into usage today.
Other missionaries from the church have been and continue to be active assisting Ukrainian refugees in Poland. Watch eyeoncleveland.com for updates.
You can still donate any amount to help support this relief effort. Here’s the link for donations: