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Responding to the crisis in Ukraine

Pray for peace in Ukraine: with God’s help, we can bring comfort and hope to people affected by the war.

As we are all witnessing, the war in Ukraine has been going on for some time now. It has brought unimaginable suffering to the lives of millions of people trapped in besieged towns and cities and millions more fleeing the conflict. The people of Ukraine need our prayers for deliverance and donations to help alleviate the pain and suffering they are experiencing.

As a community of believers “we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28). We can support those who are suffering by joining Newbold Church’s prayer meetings on Wednesday evenings (email [email protected] for details) or one of the many groups that have come together to pray for the people of Ukraine.

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is assisting displaced children and families crossing borders into neighbouring countries. The United Nations expect more than 5 million people to seek refuge in other countries. ADRA has responded by scaling up its operations and is looking for more donations to help relief efforts. You can also help by donating money via ADRA UK. Or direct to a neighbouring country office:

Many former students and some of our current students are from countries next to Ukraine, including Russia. They, too, have been affected in different ways by the war and need our support and prayers. So, as we move forward, let us pray for peace and for everyone suffering in this conflict, remembering the words of the Apostle Paul, “Hope does not disappoint us because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us” (Romans 5:5).