Eleven weeks into the war, the needs are still great and we work actively to deliver supplies, evacuate people and provide sleeping places around the country through our sister congregations.
We have together with several other organizations transported around 150 trucks with supplies into Ukraine through our center in Lublin. Of these, about forty have been funded through the Word of Life in collaboration with Heart of Evangelism. To ensure that deliveries reach those who really need them, we’ve had people on site to follow the entire supply chain – via Lublin and Lviv on to the most war-affected areas. Gratitude knows no bounds for those who receive these packages! The various centers around Ukraine have remained open with several hundred beds and during the day food packages are distributed with, among other things, rice, oil and preserves.
Misha and Kolya are some of the children who have had their everyday lives turned upside down by the war. Their mother is a doctor, so when many others in their vicinity fled Kyiv, their family chose to stay so that the mother could continue her work at the hospital. The boys have spent many hours in shelters, so the joy was great when they received a box with food, a few changes of clothes and a stuffed animal each.
In addition to food, we have also delivered a number of washing machines and dryers to the refugee centers in Lviv so that they no longer have to wash sheets and clothes by hand. Something that has relieved the workload a great deal as they receive new overnight people every day. Some who come to the centers have lived in shelters for several weeks in a row and only had the clothes they wore when the war arrived in their cities.
The minibuses are used daily to deliver supplies to affected areas as well as evacuating people to safer places. Many elderly and disabled people have received help to leave the most war-affected areas. The infrastructure is troubled and it is difficult to get around in large parts of the country. This means that many people are stuck in their home villages and towns without possibilities to get out of there on their own.
Also in Uppsala, we have received the first families from Ukraine. Every week we meet and pray together for Ukraine and all the people affected by the war and its aftermaths.
Together we can make a difference for our fellow human beings through prayer, gifts and practical actions.
Thank you for your prayers and gifts! Without them we would not have been able to do all of this!
Photo: Josef Eliasson
Hej kära vänner!
Vi har i dag fått den glädjande nyheten att vår kära huvudpastor Janne Blom nu är vaken. Han är fortfarande under intensivvård och i ett allvarligt läge, men det är så gott att höra att han är vid medvetande.
Det är så fint med det bönestöd som finns runt detta. Janne med familj behöver våra förböner, så låt oss hålla lågan uppe och stå i gapet för vår broder.
Tack till alla er som står med.
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Med varma hälsningar,
Vi är inne i den andra veckan sedan pastor Jannes svåra olycka. Situationen är densamma på sjukhuset: det är allvarligt men stabilt, han ligger forfarande i respirator.
Vi behöver ha tro och tålamod i detta läge. Det är det viktigaste vi kan ge vår kära broder, pastor och vän, samt hans familj som behöver att vi står med dem i deras situation.
Det är en enorm uppmuntran för dem och för oss alla med den bön för pastor Janne som pågår i församlingen, runt om i Sverige och utöver världen . Tack till alla som står på muren, som ber och bekänner Guds ord, antingen du gör det hemma, på ditt jobb, i bilen eller i kyrkans lokaler!
Vi fortsätter bönen kvällstid söndag-torsdag kl 19:00 i kyrksalen, samt på morgonen måndag-fredag 6:30-7:15 på läktaren (i kyrksalen).
Låt oss, stödja varandra, vara till för varandra och stå starka i denna prövningens tid.
We are now in the second week after Pastor Janne's difficult accident. The situation at the hospital remains the same, in that he continues to be on a respirator and is in serious, yet stable, condition.
We need to have faith and patience during this time. This is the most important thing that we can give our dear brother, pastor, friend - as well as his family - as we stand together with them in this situation.
It is a huge encouragement for both the family and all of us to have the prayers for Pastor Janne that are being prayed in churches all over Sweden and around the world. Thank you for standing in the gap, praying at home, at work, in the car and in your churches!
There is wonderful power in the Word of the Lord. Let us stand in agreement on these promises when we pray together, and give Janne the most important thing we can right now.
We will continue to pray Sunday-Thursday at 19.00 in the church sanctuary. Morning prayer will be Monday-Friday at 06.30 in the back balcony of the sanctuary.
Let's stand together in support and be there for one another during this difficult trial.