|Dear Friends and Partners,
The following is copied and shared with permission and reflects a deeply personal perspective forged amid the daily suffering and sacrifice caused by the war in Ukraine. This update is offered to inform and encourage your prayerful support for all who are affected by this tragedy.
If you would like to help us with humanitarian aid efforts you can donate through our website https://ipministry.org/donate/. The needs are growing as we keep helping thousands of people to move west within Ukraine and also helping those who want to leave the country temporarily. We need funds most of all for gas, but also for food and various supplies (medical, bed linens, mattresses, etc). Thank you.
Interview with Alex Zaytsev, Avdeevka Church:
Alex Zaytsev (pastor of Avdiivka church) is telling about evacuating people.
Please listen here.
Update from Maia:
Peter Shuliahin (Kyiv church) took some help to Bohdanivka (one of the liberated villages in the Kyiv region).
More from Maia:
We had a request for help from some villages that were under russian occupation in Brovary region. Humanitarian aid was needed in villages Peremoha, Lukianivka, Rudnytske, but currently no outsiders are allowed in those villages because the area has to be freed from landmines. So we took food, diapers, baby food, some other supplies to Baryshivka, a village that is the center of that region. Tomorrow people who are authorized to travel to liberated villages will deliver all those things to people in need.
There are also over 2,000 internally displaced who are currently hosted by residents of Baryshivka. We will continue to gather food and supplies and take them to places like these villages. Baryshivka was spared Russian occupation, but it was hit by Russian missiles on March 11th. Six people were killed, a journalist of Radio Svoboda was among them.
Finally we are able to get outside of Kyiv and help people! A lot of the suburbs still have limited access because of landmines. But we hope that soon it will be possible to deliver help directly to people. In 2014-2018 when we brought humanitarian aid to east of Ukraine it took us 10-12 hours of driving. Now getting to war zone takes less than an hour.
Please share these updates with others. I have added direct links to our email, our website, and to the IP Ministry Journal on YouTube to the bottom of this page. Your prayers are precious to us. Thank you!