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Ukrainian Refugee Relief

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Dear Tri-Lakes UMC,


I want to update you on the current situation in Sibiu Romania.  As you know, Pastor Cristi Istrate is our primary ministry partner for Global Hope in the Sibiu area.  He has developed a wonderful team.  They are making a wonderful difference for children in the area at this very moment.


Three days ago, a group of 30 Ukrainian children arrived in Sibiu from an orphanage in Kyiv.  Due to the bombing and fighting in the streets, they were evacuated, placed on a train, and sent south.  Through a United Methodist network, they arrived in Sibiu where they are being cared for.  The children are all elementary age and younger.  Global Hope is providing financial support for this effort.  The goal is to develop a plan that will care for them over the next three months with a longer-term plan that will go into effect as needed.


We ask two things:


1. Please invite the Tri-Lakes community to pray for this situation and for these children in particular.  They have known enough trama in their short lives.


2. Please consider a financial offering to help provide housing, nutritional care, and supportive health care for this group of children. 100% of your gift will go directly to meet this need.  There are many ways to give to the Ukrainian effort including UMCOR, but this invitation is more personal and will provide direct care to children who are currently in our care. Click here to make a financial gift.


I encourage you to follow the Light From Light UMC Facebook page to see photos of the kids and to hear current updates. https://www.facebook.com/lightfromlightumc


Thank you so much for your partnership with Global Hope and the ministry of the House of Joy.  We are pleased to share that all of the House of Joy kids are safe and sound thanks to your investment.


Blessings as you serve!


Randy Jessen

Global Hope

Executive Director 

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