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

julio - 07 - 2022 11:33 Last month we had a powerful outreach in partnership with Athletes in Action, the Ukrainian Church in Burgas, and several other local churches. 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. Leer más

Bringing hope to where it's needed the most

ronak-valobobhai-4qHWTuP_RLw-unsplash.jpgjulio - 01 - 2022 11:28 Despite all the challenges, we toured Irpin to deliver more than 1000 kg of food and hygienic products. It wasn't a comfortable trip, especially emotionally. But 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. Leer más

Trusting God at all times

Armando in Germanyjunio - 23 - 2022 10:07 "I am still learning what God has for me and for my future, but this journey has taught me that I don't have to understand God's plan and know everything, as long as I have my trust in God." Leer más

The first step of many

Shane in Portugal 2022junio - 23 - 2022 09:44 "I would recommend that anyone who is interested in cross-cultural mission avail themselves of a short term opportunity like this, simply to get your bearings on what life and mission is like elsewhere." Leer más

A missionary experience in Spain

Kate in Spainjunio - 23 - 2022 09:10 "God has also taught me that even when it seems like progress is slow and time sometimes feels “wasted,” He is always working, in ways that we don’t often see. He is, undoubtedly, working out His purposes and doing a work much greater than we can ever imagine." Leer más

Christian leaders come together to help Ukrainian refugees

clay-banks-QkUvP57wi20-unsplash.jpgjunio - 14 - 2022 09:25 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. Leer más

Life in Ukraine

Irpin bridge 3.JPGjunio - 11 - 2022 11:09 "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." Leer más

With small acts of love

Alen Kercmar - Slovenia.jpegmayo - 31 - 2022 17:35 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. Leer más

"The worst and the best of humanity"

9.jpgmayo - 27 - 2022 13:35 "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." Leer más

Tanya's Story

Ukrainemayo - 24 - 2022 14:22 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. Leer más

From Kiev to Zagrev

222.pngmayo - 18 - 2022 15:23 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… Leer más

A minibus for Lviv

unnamed (67).jpgmayo - 01 - 2022 15:42 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! Leer más

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

unnamed (58).jpgabril - 26 - 2022 11:46 "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. Leer más

A return to Irpin

Back to Irpinabril - 22 - 2022 11:31 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. Leer más

The job is too big for one alone...

masons-work-14075229.jpgabril - 12 - 2022 10:00 A sprint, marathon or relay?
In Nehemiah we read that the wall around Jerusalem was rebuilt because different clans and families worked side by side on different sections of the wall...
An illustration of the aid to Ukraine and its refugees. The video below draws this picture for us in more detail. Leer más

Hosting Ukrainian refugees

erol-ahmed-9XiN0r2NWSM-unsplash.jpgabril - 06 - 2022 09:47 Many people are interested in responding to the war in Ukraine by inviting refugees into their homes. Here are some insights on what to consider. Leer más

A journey into Ukraine: what does it look like?

bus Ukraine.pngabril - 02 - 2022 10:13 Watch this video and let us take you on a trip to Ukraine. Our Slovakian partners cross the border every week with a bus filled with tons of supplies. Take a look at their journey. Leer más

Shining light into the darkness

4.pngmarzo - 28 - 2022 14:27 Even in the darkest days, ECM workers, along with many Christians in the country, keep working to share the light of Jesus. Read the last update we received from one of the ECM churches hosting and serving refugees in western Ukraine. Leer más