Ukraine Refugee Relief
Organized by: Calvin Jones
EVENT DATE Aug 22, 2014
We are funding Bibles for orphan and refugee children. We want to purchase 400 modern Ukrainian translations of the Bible to give along with basic school supplies this coming Sunday the 24th which is not much time (I know)! The Bibles will cost approximately $1600 at $4/Bible. Many are giving school supplies but we want to focus on the word of God because "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge" (Proverbs 1:7). The schools don’t teach God’s word so our focus is to give them the most important instruction of their lives and that begins with the Words of Life.
This Ukrainian Bible is the easiest and most understandable of the Bibles we have found in either Russian or Ukrainian. Bibles will be included in the package of pencils, paper and other school essentials for these orphan and refugee children August 24th.
In addition we are funding the needs of those escaping the war in Eastern Ukraine by helping them with tickets to the bus as well as necessities after they are resettled elsewhere. For those who for reasons of age or other are unable to escape from their localities we are assisting them with necessities while they remain in Eastern Ukraine. For those who can’t leave, it takes about $50/week/person to provide for their necessities.
We are in contact with those who are currently Christian brothers and sisters there and have already been helping them. We are inviting others to join with us. It takes about $5 USD to get a bus ticket out of these cities which is not much, but when the banks are shut down and you don’t have much to begin with it is sometimes difficult. In addition those who leave their homes need help as they have no means of income in the short term. All funds raised over and above $1600 for the Bibles will go to providing these necessities for these refugees.