The Russian invasion of Ukraine has created the largest movement of people in Europe since World War II. More than 3.5 million Ukrainians have sought safety in bordering nations.
Arkansas Baptist Disaster Relief is partnering with the IMB, Southern Baptist Disaster Relief international crisis response efforts (SEND Relief), and local Romanian Baptist pastors to minister to refugees in Romania where almost 600,000 Ukrainians have fled.
The first team made up of six Arkansas Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers left for Bucharest on April 2 to begin a two week-long term of service. They will join teams from the Southern Baptist Convention of Texas as well as the Missouri Baptist Convention. Teams will be working with local Romanian Baptists, serving in shelters to help with feeding and various other needs. Additional teams will continue to be sent as needed.
Because of the Cooperative Program, Southern Baptists have an established presence in Romania. Personnel and structure are already in place which allows for an immediate response.
To learn more about what you can do to bring help, healing and hope to Ukranian refugees, visit www.abscdisasterrelief.org/ukraine.
PRAYER POINTS: Please pray for Arkansas Baptists as they travel and serve in Romania. Pray for IMB missionaries and Romanian churches to have favor in welcoming Ukrainian refugees. Pray for Ukrainian refugees to experience God’s love and trust in the Gospel as a result of these cooperative efforts.
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