UKRAINE CRISIS

 
"Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers." (Galatians 6:10)

 
STANDING WITH UKRAINE

 
One year later, the long-term devastation of the war keeps affecting millions of Ukrainians. In the cold Ukrainian winter, the needs have become even more urgent: families who have lost their houses to bombs, lack of food, clothes, electricity... 

Responding to those great needs has become the main focus of our help, but we cannot do this without you.
We are launching a last major appeal to help our brothers and sisters in Ukraine, sharing Jesus in words and works.

Can you help them?

Ukraine PROJECTS

 
In Irpin, Hostomel, Borodyanka and Nemishaieve, towns near Kiev, our ECM partners have set up Volunteer Centres to serve the population in need. Hundreds of people come every day! There they receive fresh bread, food, clothes and a warm drink, plus access to electricity. They also hear about Jesus and pray together every day. The long-term vision is that these three centres will become church plants

How can you help?

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The war has left thousands without a home. Now, the cold winter has made their situation more serious. We are building emergency housing for Christian families in Irpin, Ukraine. Thanks to our contacts there, we can build a house in 3 weeks and they can work on several houses at the same time. They are prefabricated houses and each house costs €15,000. 

How can you help?

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Our ECM workers in Ukraine are dedicated to serve others throughout this war. On top of this, they suffer frequent air-raid alerts, power outages, and Russian attacks, during which they also serve as a bomb shelter. All of this takes a toll on their physical and emotional strength, and it has also increased their expenses. We want to raise personal support for them as they carry this burden.

How can you help?

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HOW CAN YOU HELP?

You can reach out to your church, community or network to organise a special event, offering or fundraiser for Ukraine. 
Contact us for more information, materials, or suggestions.

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WATCH THE VIDEOS

*Warning: the videos may contain graphic images

 

       

 
 

READ THE STORIES
 

The war has tear down many houses, we are building them up.

News Stories.png Watch this beautiful video that shows David James' visit to the housing project. Thousands have lost their home in the war, and many of them are Christians in need. Now, we are building houses for them in partnership with the Irpin church. Hear their stories! full story

Visiting the work in Ukraine

News Stories.png "It is just incredible what the church is doing here [in Ukraine], how much they are doing every single day, and it is making a real difference. People are coming, they are interested in the Word of God, and people are responding to God’s love." full story

Iryna’s Christmas Party for Her Community in Western Ukraine

News Stories (1).png The Australian radio ministry Hope 103.2 interviewed Iryna, one of our Ukrainian ECMers, who shared what Christmas looks like for a Christian worker serving in a country in war. She invites us to witness what life's like in Lviv and how Christmas this year still will be a celebration of joy and hope. full story

A New Hope for Ukraine

News Stories.png "Behind the plundered lands and shops, ruined homes, schools, and hospitals are the lives of people who lost so much. But not hope. We are ready to help with everything we can to keep that hope alive.
I know we are not alone because each of you is praying, supporting, and caring. I know we are not alone because of Emanuel – God is with us." full story

Volunteer Centres: showing Christ's love

News Stories (2).png Our partners in Ukraine have set up volunteer centres in six towns. There, people can go to receive food, clothes, prayer and the Good News of Jesus. Can you help us help them? full story

Houses for Ukraine

News Stories (3).png The battle of Irpin killed over 300 people, and thousands saw how their home, with everything in it, turned to ruins under the bombs. Now, we're helping them build new ones. full story

Caring for Ukrainians in Croatia

News Stories.png That week, I found myseld practising very much the virtue of listening. I wish you could listen the heartbreaking stories of Ukrainian refugees and, at the same time, the wonderful testimonies of God’s love, protection and provision. full story

God is good at all times

Ukraine Prayer Alert (news) "We could feel people were praying for us, because most of us felt peace inside of situation. All of us are doing ok, nobody is in panic but the uncertainty is back. Thank you for your prayers and care. God is good at all times." full story

Standing Together with Ukraine

News Stories.png This Autumn, ECM is organising a Ukraine UK tour. ECM Ukrainian workers Kostya and Viktoria will be visiting several churches in the UK to share their experience of serving God during the war. Come, be informed, be inspired. full story

Summer Day Camp for kids in Lviv, Ukraine

unnamed (56).jpg This year, the idea to do the Summer Day Camp for kids was challenging and bold at the same time. Only four days after it was advertised, 90% of the 60 spots for the camp were filled. 80% of the children were from unchurched families. full story

News from Ukraine

unnamed (53).jpg Every time we realize that life can stop. Abruptly. Every time we hear the alarm going off, we pray fervently and thank God when it stops. We aren't to waste our time but take a chance to share God's love and the Good News of Jesus. full story

The story of Evgen & Diana

Stories from Ukraine Evgen & Diana, with their toddler Benjamin, come from the eastern part of Ukraine, the Donetsk region. They saw their lives disrupted as the war arrived at their doorstep. full story

The ministry of ECMers in Lviv, Ukraine

24.jpg Our field leader in Ukraine and his wife have created this video report showing and sharing with us the ministry of the ECM team and the church in Lviv, Ukraine. Don't miss it! full story

"Our children and teenagers haven’t had so much laughter and fun since we left our homes in Ukraine"

wesley-tingey-dKCKiC0BQtU-unsplash.jpg Many Ukrainian mothers and grandmas came to our team after the outreach, and they had tears in their eyes, as they were trying to articulate their appreciation and gratitude. full story

Bringing hope to where it's needed the most

ronak-valobobhai-4qHWTuP_RLw-unsplash.jpg Despite all the challenges, we all returned to Lviv, hopeful and encouraged by what we had seen, by observing the life coming back to the ruined city, ministry of our colleague workers, and partner churches. They continue to serve and bring hope to where it's needed the most. full story

Christian leaders come together to help Ukrainian refugees

clay-banks-QkUvP57wi20-unsplash.jpg On 21st and 22nd of May, 72 Christian leaders from 22 European countries gathered in Krakow, Poland, to consider what they could do to collaborate more effectively in ministering to the people fleeing the war. full story

Life in Ukraine

Irpin bridge 3.JPG "This is the reality of our life in Ukraine today. Every numeral above is someone's life and a reason for us to thank every person, every church, and organization that remembers us and continues to pray and support our team, ministry, and nation." full story

With small acts of love

Alen Kercmar - Slovenia.jpeg Alen and Lila Kercmar, ECMers in Slovenia, share with us how they and their church have been ministering to Ukrainians. Indeed, even the small acts of love are powerful in God's hands. full story

"The worst and the best of humanity"

9.jpg "Home for three days now and people ask me, how I am doing. There is no simple answer. Such a mixture of memories, emotions and thoughts. Ultimately, I'm sitting at home; in safety. All of those people I met do not have even that. As I write, the app on my phone pings again to tell me there is another air raid warning in Lviv." full story

Tanya's Story

Ukraine When this financial burden was taken off Tanya's shoulders, she cried out of gratitude. And her expression of thankfulness is something that will stay with me forever. So, on behalf of Tanya, I would like to say, with your contribution you did something amazing. full story

From Kiev to Zagrev

222.png When we moved from Kiev to Zagreb 6 years ago, we had no idea what an adventure it would be. These last months I am involved in ministry to the Ukrainian refugees. Let me share two stories… full story

A minibus for Lviv

unnamed (67).jpg Back in March, our field leader in Ukraine talked to us about one of their main needs on the ground: to have a minibus to transport goods and refugees through the country and across the border. Read some of the stories the minibus has already written! full story

"There is no way we can get used to the War..."

unnamed (58).jpg "It's been more than two weeks since we sent out our last update—a long time for some, a short one for us. What I was afraid of the most is to get used to this new reality..." Our field leader in Ukraine shares about the last attacks in Lviv and the effects of the war. full story

A return to Irpin

Back to Irpin As you may remember, ECM has an associate in Ukraine that had to flee Irpin when the attacks on the city made it impossible to stay. We are grateful to report that S., a pastor and church planter, has been able to return to his home in Irpin. Read here what's happened upon his return. full story