A letter from the Transcarpathian Reformed Church in Ukraine ……
With this letter, I would like to share with you some information and some pictures from our daily life here in our region and in our congregations. We are amazed by a lot of friendly letters, messages and offers from our partners, friends, and church connections. It is really amazing. In the last few days we always said that Transcarpathia is the island of peace, but yesterday and before yesterday we also had an air-raid alarm here too and it was at night or very early in the morning.
So many refugees reached our region. The capital city of Transcarpathia, Uzhgorod, accommodated more than thirty thousand refugees and cannot receive more. The city is filled. The governing of Transcarpathia asked for help from the neighboring villages. Nearly the same situation in Beregovo as well.
Our reformed congregation also has refugees from different parts of central Ukraine, mainly from Kiev and Harkov. Our pastors, elders and volunteers try to accommodate them in different ways as comfortably as they can. Mainly mothers with little kids, even with little babies.
Thanks to foreign partners, congregations and different natural support, we can give them help to maintain social kitchens and prepare hot meals for refugees. We also have to buy washing machines, refrigerators, boilers, etc. These are necessary tools for refugee shelters.
Last Sunday, we organized a church service for Ukrainian refugees. We had a nice worship, sang Ukrainian songs, and prayed together with the. Our mission has started: they were afraid a little, but at the end of the worship they said that it was the first day after their long journey that they could smile and take a real rest. Bless the Lord.
Transcarpathian Reformed Church