From AG World Missions Director, Greg Mundis:
Thank you for praying with us for the Ukraine crisis, which is becoming increasingly tragic!
Friday, Randy Hurst shared a prayer request with you for Ukraine and told you we would let you know Monday, after receiving assessments from our field leadership for Ukraine and several other countries in Europe, if we would need to appeal for relief funds. That is now necessary. This is clearly going to be one of the largest relief efforts we have undertaken in many years and we need every AG church that can to help!
We have established a relief account for Ukraine: AGWM/COH Disaster Relief—Ukraine 410946 (73). This is an AGWM account for joint appeals we make with Convoy of Hope to AG churches and we share the funds with Convoy which partners with us in major relief efforts.
The Eurasia region is working with the national church in Ukraine to supply emergency food, water, clothing and temporary shelter to internally displaced people in Ukraine. Our missionaries and national leaders in Europe are already conducting relief efforts, or are ready to, for Ukrainian refugees in Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Czech Republic and Croatia.
Times like this demonstrate how a worldwide missionary fellowship like the Assemblies of God affords your congregation the opportunity to make an impact on the lives of suffering people across the world. AG World Missions provides the “long reach” that connects caring hearts in the United States with desperately needy people throughout the world.
Here is a direct link to that account in AG Giving: http://s1.ag.org/ukraine-relief. The link can be copied into emails to those wanting to give quickly.
Possibly you could send an offering from funds you have on hand or afford your congregation the opportunity next Sunday to designate a gift for this desperate need.
Thank you for anything you can do to enable us to serve the poor and suffering, both in Ukraine and in surrounding countries—to enable our missionaries and national churches to reach out to refugees in the love of Christ and share His gospel with those who don’t know Him. Please also continue to ask your congregation to earnestly pray for Ukraine—and especially for our dear brothers and sisters who are suffering so much in this horrific crisis.
So all can hear,
Greg Mundis, D.Min.
Assemblies of God World Missions