Russian air strikes on Ukraine’s energy grid Nov. 23 left millions of people with no light, water or heat, according to a Nov. 25 Reuters article.

Ongoing forced power outages means Ukrainians are facing a bleak and cold winter. In partnership with numerous relief organizations, Mennonite Brethren churches are scrambling to provide people with warm clothing, stoves, firewood, generators, flashlights, batteries and basic food supplies. In addition to help from North America, aid has recently come Mennonite Brethren and Mennonite churches in Korea and European countries.

“Your brotherly love, help, unity and support strengthen us to try—with all our might—to help both those who are fleeing Ukraine and those that remain behind,” says MB pastor Gediminas Dailyde in an email to Multiply, the North American MB mission agency. “Even as we witness the worst rampages of Satan during this war, we also experience an extraordinary work of God.”

Read the full story in the Christian Leader magazine.

Can you help?

Two North American Mennonite Brethren agencies are providing opportunities to give toward this need for heat and basic supplies as winter settles in.

MB Foundation
Donations may be made through the MB Foundation website. Donations MB Foundation receives above $25,000 will go to the general Ukraine MB Church Relief Fund, started by MB Foundation to provide food and medical supplies.
MB Foundation is the stewardship ministry serving U.S. Mennonite Brethren.

Donations may be made through the Multiply website by selecting the Ukraine Ministry Project. In addition to funding food, generators and stoves, donations will support relief efforts and MB church ministries in Ukraine.
Multiply is the denominational mission to provide emergency relief and holistic ministries in Ukraine. Multiply partners with MB churches in Ukraine and works with national staff and volunteers in pioneer mission efforts, working where no MB churches are yet established.


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