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Ukraine Crisis Visit

Ukraine Crisis Visit

May 14, 2022 Rich Bout and I are currently in Warsaw, en route to Lithuania. Thanking the Lord for insightful visits in Hungary and Poland. Lots to process! The most needy population is still in Ukraine with scarce resources, yet seeing a hotel filled with just...

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Coming Together to Aid Ukraine

Coming Together to Aid Ukraine

by David Nakhla, Administrator for the Committee on Diaconal Ministries The OPC Committee on Diaconal ministries is committed to use the gifts given to the Ukraine Crisis Fund for ministry to those affected by the war in Ukraine, ideally through presbyterian and...

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Easter in War

Easter in War

photo and story by Sarah Klazinga, Administrative Assistant for the Committee on Diaconal Ministries Taken from the STORM Report, April, 2022 Odessa, Ukraine The smell of chocolate fills the air, oozing out of open shop doors. People bustle up and down the cobblestone...

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An Overview of OPC Disaster Response

The primary goal of disaster response in the OPC is to restore worship within OPC churches and families, and to demonstrate the compassionate love of Christ to our neighbors.

Volunteers go to places of disaster to assist those in need. It is never clear in advance how our work will be used: it might be that an individual or the whole country gets to see a glimpse of Christianity. It is important to go as a team, no matter how large or small.

Mark Palmer

Deacon and OPC Disaster Response Volunteer

OPC Disaster Response Video

Inspirational, documentary-style video on OPC Disaster Response

August 2021 STORM Report

The S.T.O.R.M. Report:

The short-term missions and disaster response e-newsletter is available as an email, bulletin insert, and poster.

Frequently Asked Questions

Thinking about joining the OPC Disaster Registry, but have questions? Check out our page: Frequently Asked Questions.

Disaster Response Resources

Emergency preparedness for churches: guides, tips, worksheets, checklists, and training.
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