Many people have reached out to know how we can support our Ukrainian brothers and sisters as they endure such hardships and tragedy. It can be easy to feel helpless in a situation like this. First, let us just say…don’t despair…PRAY! Psalms 34:18 says, “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.”
If you are looking to support Ukrainians in a financial way, here are some great options.
New Life One Fund
First of all…if you already give to New Life…GOOD NEWS, you are already contributing financially to the efforts in Ukraine. We “tithe” a significant portion of our budget each year to global humanitarian and missionary ventures each year. When crises like these happen, those funds get diverted to where they are most urgently needed. So, thank you for allowing New Life to continue being the hands and feet around the world. You can give through New Life HERE.
If you’d like to give above and beyond or more directly, here are some great and reputable organizations:
Nazarene Compassionate Ministries
One amazing benefit of being part of a GLOBAL denomination is our connection to churches and organizations in all the corners of the world….even in countries where Christianity is illegal. Nazarene Compassionate Ministries have been doing great work in Ukraine and in areas where refugees are fleeing. You can learn about their efforts and give directly to the organization HERE.
At New Life we have a unique connection to a fantastic organization that has been doing amazing work in Ukraine for years. Lee and Katie, with Josiah Venture, have deep roots at New Life. Their parents are highly involved and longterm New Lifers. Lee and Katie have visited New Life many times when they are “home” from Ukraine and have spoken at New Life about what God is doing through Josiah Venture in Ukraine. Since the crisis has hit, they’ve been providing humanitarian aid and using a 55-passenger bus to help refugees evacuate. If you’d like to learn more about how they are helping or you’d like to donate directly you can do so HERE.
Pack a box for restore ukraine
Pack a box with specific items that will be shipped over to Ukraine. You can pick up a box with the list and instructions on the patio on Sundays and the boxes can be dropped of in the parking lot behind Banner Coffee. Questions: email: firstname.lastname@example.org
At New Life, we continually pray that God would break our hearts for what breaks God’s heart. We are so grateful that New Lifers are so incredibly compassionate and generous. Let’s continue to be the church and pray for Ukraine!