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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 mothers and their children outside Ukraine demonstrates how vulnerable the refugee population is as

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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 proper uses of diaconal funds. 

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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 streets. A horn drones from a ship in the port. Restaurants are full of people slipping in

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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 donate toward this fund,

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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 missionaries, Heero and Anya Hacquebord,

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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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March 17, 2022 From Laurie Lauer: We are thankful for God’s mercy to us and to all those whom we know as no one was seriously injured.   This quake was very long, and the damage was equal to, some say worse than, last year’s February quake.  As you know, the proximity to the epicenter as well as the depth of

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

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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 information becomes

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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 ones—possibly even their only source

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