Rev. Dr. Fred Vanderwerf, Southern Prairie District superintendent, and his wife Stacy spent eight years as missionaries in Ukraine. He recently interviewed two United Methodists with unique perspectives on the situation there: Pastor Volodymyr Prokip, who leads a student ministry in Lviv, Ukraine, and Bishop Eduard Khegay, resident bishop of the Eurasia Episcopal Area (which includes Russia and Ukraine).
'God is with those who are crying': Thoughts from a United Methodist pastor in Ukraine: UMC Pastor Volodymyr Prokip in Lviv, Ukraine shares his thoughts on the current crisis, the immediate needs, and the response. He also reflects on where he sees God at work, what crisis brings out in people, and how we might help. Watch video
The invasion of Ukraine: How we might respond: Bishop Eduard Khegay, resident bishop of the Eurasia Episcopal Area, reflects on the war, the trauma Ukrainians are facing, how we might respond, and how he is personally wrestling with Russia’s future. Watch video
DONATE: To support the student ministry led by Pastor Volodymyr Prokip, give to Advance #14055A. To support broader humanitarian assistance to the Ukrainian people, give to Advance #982450, UMCOR International Disaster Response and Recovery.
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