SCBaptist Ministry Team at Ukraine Border
South Carolina Baptists have a team in Romania serving in the refugee crisis caused by the war in Ukraine. The team of six arrived in Romania on May 29. They are stationed at the Ukrainian border, where they are sharing the love of Jesus as they greet the refugees, provide water and snacks, and hear their stories.
The team adapts to opportunities that arise. For example, while driving to the border, they were passing a long line of 18-wheelers stopped in the road. The trucks were waiting to cross into Ukraine with relief supplies but were not being allowed into the country. Some had been waiting for three days. Our volunteers pivoted from their regular assignment and took the opportunity to walk down the truck line, giving bottled water and having conversations with the drivers.
The SC group is one of a series of teams from various states sent in partnership with Send Relief of the North American Mission Board.
Team member Robbie McAlister wrote: “Our work at the border includes caring for and showing love to Ukrainians returning home. This grandmother (pictured) has no one and is heading back to her village in Chernivtsi region. I helped her carry her heavy bag to the border and gave her a gospel of John. What a privilege to love vulnerable people.”
You can support these ministry efforts through:
- Praying – download a Prayer Guide at the link below.
- Giving – checks made out to SCBC, with “Ukraine relief” in the memo line, can be mailed to South Carolina Baptist Convention, PO Box 212999, Columbia, SC 29221-2999. Or give online at the link below, choosing “Disaster Relief (where most needed)” as the designation, then send an email to specify that the donation is for Ukraine relief. Email SueHarmon@scbaptist.org.