Category: War in Ukraine

Mission to the World’s Day of Prayer for Ukraine February 24, 2024, will mark the two-year anniversary of the 2022 Russian invasion on Ukraine. MTW (PCA) has set aside this day for a day of prayer for Ukraine. We will meet over Zoom to pray together.  The PCA’s Mission to the World recently sent out the following invitation to join

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Mission to the World Ukraine (PCA) is thankful for your support of Ukraine through the Crates for Ukraine effort over the past year! Your partnership and support have allowed them to come alongside the Ukrainian Church and supply aid, security, and most of all encouragement in the Gospel. 

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OPC Deacon Flies Crates to Local Drop Point Hope OPC in Syracuse, NY teamed up with Grace OPC in Lisbon, NY to provide four crates for the Crates for Ukraine 3.0 effort. Hope OPC deacon and pilot John Mossotti flew his personal aircraft to the local drop point (Jaffrey OPC in New Hampshire) to drop off the four crates provided

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Final Counts for Crates for Ukraine 3.0 The goal of Crates for Ukraine is, at the request of the Ukrainian Church and our national partners, to provide personal and humanitarian aid from the hands of churches in the U.S. to the hands of churches and displaced communities in Ukraine. This aid is presented with a Bible verse and the website

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Crates for Ukraine Live Video Update https://player.vimeo.com/video/873795576?h=61359a1f7e&color=ee3425 Clip of TRD Episode Opportunities for Witness in Ukraine from OPC Disaster Response on Vimeo. An additional nine OP Churches have jumped on board to provide aid through Crates for Ukraine since our last STORM Report: Harvest OPC, Wyoming, MI; Covenant OPC, Sinking Spring, PA; Grace OPC, Columbus, OH; Christ OPC, Marietta, GA; First

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Crates for Ukraine 3.0 Update There is one month left to register for Crates for Ukraine 3.0! Right now, we’re up to 19 OP Churches providing 75 crates of aid. Thank you to the churches who were the first in the OPC to register for Crates for Ukraine: Faith OPC, Lincoln, NB; Jaffrey OPC, Jaffrey, NH; Trinity OPC, Hatboro, PA;

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Crates for Ukraine 3.0: New Goal! The OPC has once again been invited to join the PCA in bringing a cup of cold water to the people of war-torn Ukraine. Just like the last iteration, we’ve set the goal at 400 Crates again for this round of Crates for Ukraine. Currently, there are 49 crates registered for the OPC.  How

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Crates for Ukraine is Back! We’re thankful to the PCA for once again inviting us to participate in the next iteration of Crates for Ukraine—known as 3.0—their third iteration of the Crates for Ukraine effort. The aim of this effort, like the two previous, is to help those in need in war-torn Ukraine. We need your help—and don’t worry, you

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Crates for Ukraine Report Presentation The Crates for Ukraine—Winter Edition was a wonderful collaboration of OPC, PCA, and others to provide much needed supplies to Ukraine and encouraged the Saints there. David Nakhla recently reported to his home church, Calvary OPC in Glenside, PA on his visit to follow the crates to the distribution center in L’viv. You can watch

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Seeds of Hope in Ukraine Pastor George, far right, with members of the OP team. by Jamie Dean, OPC Communications Coordinator When an Armenian living in Ukraine decided to practice his English on a couple of Americans he heard speaking on a street corner years ago, he had no idea the encounter would change the course of his life. He

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How Crates for Ukraine May Become Seeds for Church Planting Members of the MTW Ukraine Crisis Team By Jamie Dean, OPC Communications Coordinator Not long after Russia invaded Ukraine last year, an American missionary living in the former Soviet state found himself consulting a crisis manual published in the Dominican Republic.  It wasn’t what MTW missionary Doug Shepherd expected to

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Helping Your Brother in Need: Crates for Ukraine Grace Chung, a member of OPC Franklin Square in New York, felt inspired by 1 John 3:17: “But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him?” as she and her church family packed four crates with medical supplies

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Crates for Ukraine Update We are just over halfway to our goal of registering 400 crates by March 1! The response from churches has been amazing thus far. Thank you for your willingness to help those in need. If you haven’t registered yet, there is still time. There are now 29 local drop-off locations around the U.S. for you to

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Working Together for Ukraine “But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him?” — I John 3:17. Grace Chung, member of Orthodox Presbyterian Church of Franklin Square (New York), was reminded of that verse as she participated in packing supplies and aid to be sent to Ukraine

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$500,000 for Ukraine Winter Help! by David Nakhla For months we have asked you to pray that the Lord would guide us to the best avenues by which the over $700,000 in Ukraine Crisis Funds could be used.  Your faithful prayers have led to many productive discussions and hopeful decisions. You might recall the trip I took through five countries in Eastern Europe, meeting 10 times

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Give Thanks in All Circumstances by David Nakhla, OPC Disaster Response Coordinator We seldom focus on the monetary amount given to OPC Disaster Response. Over the years, we have come to take for granted that each disaster response effort seems to receive more than enough funds to faithfully carry out the necessary response work. However, recently we were astounded to

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Crates for Ukraine Update The Beard family from New Hope Christian Fellowship in Elizabeth City, North Carolina reached out to the OPC Refugee Ministry Subcommittee for financial support as they planned to participate in the PCA’s “Crates for Ukraine” program. The family has dear friends in L’viv, MTW missionaries, who have been serving for several years. Aimee Beard was excited

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Ukraine Update by David Nakhla The OPC missionary in Ukraine (intentionally un-named) reported recently, following the bombing across Ukraine, including his city: “We are fine. They hit the electricity grid in our city and other cities today. But our home was only without electricity for about 5 hours. Much of our city remains without it (and running water) for now,

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The Ukrainian Plight Continues by Trish Duggan, Communications Coordinator for OPC Disaster Response Although the news headlines have veered some from the war in Ukraine, the turmoil in that region continues, with no end in sight. Reports from our missionary contacts tell us that the mood in Ukraine remains tense, with air raid sirens echoing through every town each time

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Ministry To Those Suffering in Eastern Europe By David Nakhla, Administrator for the OPC Committee on Diaconal Ministries “We want you to know, brothers, about the grace of God that has been given among the churches of Macedonia…begging us earnestly for the favor of taking part in the relief of the saints.” II Corinthians 8: 1 & 4 Five countries, nine days, ten organizations; a

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May Ukraine Crisis Fund Update May 16, 2022 To date, the OPC Committee on Diaconal Ministries has received over $623,230.00 in donations for the Ukrainian Crisis! We thank God for the charity of his church and for all those who have sought to aid individuals, families, and churches in crisis. As God is gracious in providing funds for the provision

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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 reformed avenues—those with whom we share similar understanding of God’s word and the

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Ukraine Crisis Fund Update April 4, 2022 Ukraine Crisis Fund update: The OPC Committee on Diaconal Ministries has received over $370,585.00 in generous donations! The Committee continues to work toward using these funds to aid Ukraine refugees through the ministries of our missionaries and other sister churches that are ministering to these refugees. Thank you! If you would like to

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Ukraine Crisis Fund Update—Working Together by David Nakhla, Administrator for the Committee on Diaconal Ministries The OPC Committee on Diaconal Ministries rejoices in the generous and rapid response to the Ukraine Crisis Fund, now at $288,000, giving evidence of the concern for OPC missionaries in Ukraine and all those to whom and with whom they minister.  As you may know, OPC

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Ukraine Crisis Fund update: The OPC Committee on Diaconal Ministries has received over $230,000 in generous donations. The Committee is currently working to use these funds to aid Ukraine refugees through the ministries of our missionaries and other sister churches that are ministering to these refugees. Thank you! If you would like to donate toward this fund, please go to

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Fund Update March 12, 2022 Over $110,000 in generous donations have been received to the OPC Ukraine Crisis Fund. Thank you!

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Fund Update Gifts exceeding $50,000 have been received to the Ukraine Crisis Fund in just one week! We know the needs in this region will be great and your generous donations are appreciated. The focus, through our missionaries and other reformed churches, will be on ministering to the basic needs of internally displaced refugees in Ukraine. We will update as

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Ukraine Crisis Fund Now Open! March 2, 2022 Given the significant damage and disruption to society caused by the bombing and occupation, it is easy to anticipate significant needs for those who remain, as they face shortages of supplies and/or significant inflation for everyday necessities.  Some may face the loss of employment and others may face the tragic loss of loved

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Support for our Missionaries in Ukraine February 25, 2022 With the anticipation of needs due to the war in Ukraine, the OPC Committee on Diaconal Ministries Disaster Response Subcommittee has determined to immediately send an initial $5,000 to our missionaries serving in L’viv, Ukraine, and is prayerfully considering opening a disaster response fund to aid future needs. Updates to come, as

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