When the invasion of Ukraine started on February 24th, immediately the European Mennonite Conferences started to mobilize themselves to find the best ways to support the Church in Ukraine. The…
“The very fact that our people, especially as a church, has had that experience in their background. That they understand what it means to be a refugee. What it means to be resettled. What it means to pick up on a new life. But even more so the terror and the upheavals which was the reason for them leaving their home country. It’s something that has to be part of our giving back. A reason for a response.”
Today, we as disciples of Jesus are to be good news people in bad news times, not with stories of stray cats or Colorado foxes or even a ‘chicken soup’ like feel-good testimony, but with life-transforming news that brings hope, peace and joy to the present and future. And friends, we can bear witness of such a thing.
From the start of the Russian invasion, Multiply has been working continuously with leaders of our MB churches in Ukraine, led by Maxym Oliferovski, with Multiply’s efforts coordinated by Johann Matthies, Regional Team Leader for Europe & Central Asia. The Multiply “Ukraine in crisis” webpage is constantly being updated with the latest info, prayer requests, giving details, photos, and videos as Multiply receives them from those on the ground.
“The way the church responded spoke volumes not only to me, but it is a testament to the community of how Christians help others in time of need.”