Purchasing critical hygiene supplies & protective gear for Ukrainians in danger and a life-saving heart surgery for the mother of our local "New Moms" ministry director.
Bob and I have been living and working as missionaries with Mission to the World planting Presbyterian churches in Odessa, Ukraine since 2001. When the war began in late February 2022, we helped settle a large group of Ukrainians safely in Brasov, Romania and have set up our team's headquarters here. We continue to minister to the needs of displaced Ukrainians, help others evacuate from Ukraine, and send aid to those who are still in danger in Ukraine's southern region. All funds that we receive will be spent fully and directly for the needs expressed. Thank you for giving!!!
Currently the biggest needs are:
#1) a life-saving heart surgery in late May for Raisa (the mother of Anya, who oversees the pregnant and new moms ministry in Izmail, Ukraine) ($9,500) [The collage shows fun-loving Raisa dancing with our daughter at a birthday party some years ago - Raisa actually had another video of her dancing go viral!!! She's referred to as "dancing Ukrainian grandma!" Her scheduled heart surgery in Kyiv was cancelled due to the war and the only other place that does this kind of rare surgery is in Bucharest, 3 hours from here.]
#2) gas masks rated against chemical/biological weapons for our church pastors and community who are still located in dangerous areas ($6,000)
#3) underwear and socks for soldiers in the field who don't have access to washing machines and can go days/weeks without changing the essentials ($1,000)
#4) formula, food and diapers for babies, and adult diapers for the elderly who spend hours in bomb shelters with no bathrooms ($1,000)
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