April 5, 2022
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
I would like to thank you for your prayers for peace and instant help to ease the sorrow of those who are suffering in or fleeing our neighboring Ukraine as the was is escalating.
More than 4 million have already left Ukraine, mostly women with children, and elderly people. Men aging between 18 and 60 are not allowed to leave, Ukraine banned all male citizens aging 18-60 from leaving the country.
Ukraine is one hundred miles away from Oradea. Tens of thousands have escaped towards the Romanian border to Oradea.
Our Church reacted immediately: we have been collecting food, medicine, hygienic items and money to help those in need. Our Church has been transporting aid into Ukraine, and we are also accommodating hundreds of refugees. The emergency aid by Lehigh Presbytery amounting USD 4,310.00 was deeply appreciated. This substantial gift is making our common mission stronger, for His glory.
Mau God bless this donation of our American Sisters and Brothers in faith!
Istvan Csury, Bishop
Reformed Church in Romania