When war broke out in Ukraine - which borders Moldova on the north, east and south - we redirected a lot of our ministry towards helping those affected by this new crisis.
Moldova is the country that - relative to its population - has taken in most refugees from Ukraine, even though the country is poor and lives with the fear of being dragged into the war itself.
A big part of the refugee aid in Moldova is done through local evangelical churches and Christian organisations. It has been amazing to see how they all responded immediately, with much generosity, and we are happy to be able to be part of coordinating this country-wide Christian response.
These are the main aspects of our refugee ministry:
We also directly support churches that have taken in refugees themselves, e.g. by providing food packages or helping to cover their increased expenses for electricity or gas.
Read stories from these ministries in this special edition of "Moldova News".
In praying for all of these ministries, please pray:
a) for the refugees to receive the immediate help they need, as well as hope and guidance for their future, and that many of them will have good conversations with Christian workers and true encounters with God
b) for wisdom and strength for all the workers - within OM and throughout the churches - who serve these refugees
c) for continued provision of the necessary finances and supplies
Please pray for peace in Ukraine and that a way will be found to end the conflict.
Pray also for this whole region of the world - e.g. repeated attempts to create instability in Transnistria (the breakaway region in Moldova) have fed the fear that Moldova may be drawn into the war.
Donations to help us supply this aid should be made to your local OM office, stating the purpose as “Ukrainian Crisis Response in Moldova”.
Your donations not only help us to cover what we directly use for providing aid at the border or for housing refugees at our OM buildings but can also support our partnering churches who have joined in helping those in need.
Thank you for your active contribution to these ministries! It is your faithful support just as much as our effort that is making this possible, as together we partner in God’s work.