When the news of Russian invasion into Ukraine broke out, one of our staff members, Tim Ivanishchuk, led the congregation in prayer in his native language during Sunday Service. Two weeks later, Tim decided to join efforts on the ground and joined a team headed to Romania. There they were a front line of contact for Ukrainian refugees as they passed through the bus and train stations of Bucharest. As refugees came off of trains and buses from Kherson, Mykolaiv, Odesa, they were able to tend to their immediate needs. With the support of Times Square Church, the team was able to provide luggage, strollers, shoes, phones, bus tickets, train tickets, and other essential supplies. Your tithing was put in the hands of Ukrainian families who had to flee with nothing but a few tattered bags consisting mainly of mothers and their children, forced to leave their husbands behind to await the draft.
As the war in Ukraine continues day after day, your support continues to help all of our partners living in Romania, Poland, Moldova, and even inside Ukraine. These partners have been working non-stop to serve the millions that have been displaced in whatever way that they can. The need is big and the work is continuing. But in situations that can seem impossible, miracles of salvation and provision are happening.
In addition to meeting the immediate needs of refugees arriving in Bucharest, our partners in Romania have also been transporting food, hygiene, and medical supplies on an ongoing basis. They have brought washing machines and even transported an industrial oven so people can continue to bake bread. As the oven provides physical bread, they share the spiritual bread of life with the people.
True faith is always expressed by actions that please God. He commanded us to take care of others and as we act in obedience by supporting our partners in Ukraine, we have seen His blessings.