How You Can Help Ukraine

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10 Responses

  1. bob1 says:

    Thank you for this!

    We can each have agency and help the suffering people of Ukraine.

    If each of us chooses to.

  2. Em says:

    Can’t donate now, but will join in the prayers

  3. Xenia says:

    Whoo! What’s church going to be like this weekend at my Russian parish that has a lot of Ukrainian members? I’ve been looking at jurisdictional Orthodox websites and they are all urging people to pray for peace and safety for all. Some are condemning Russia; some are saying there’s more to the story than Western press is telling us. <—– As for the latter, I don't doubt it, but whatever, it's wrong to invade a sovereign country no matter what the back story.

    So this is the Sunday of the Final Judgement in the lead-up to Great Lent. I myself will be in the kitchen flipping blini.

    Meanwhile, our exhausted family is experiencing another crisis, not too serious but worrisome. I have almost completely forgotten about Covid, it's way way down near the bottom of my current worries.

    Lord help us.

  4. Michael says:

    Em,

    It all counts as help!

  5. Michael says:

    Xenia,

    You remain in our hearts and prayers…these are such difficult times.

  6. Xenia says:

    Thank you, Michael.

  7. Alex says:

    It is slowly becoming more than a lot of us can bear. I know so many people at the breaking point – these are people not blowing hot air and not delicate flowers. They know how to struggle.
    But it is still too much. Failing businesses. Struggling marriages. The shaking of the very center of so much.
    For us, cancer and so much chemo.
    Then a collapsed lung.
    Now more treatment coming. Harder than the last.
    Two years of Covid, which was not just an inconvenience but a nonstop concern about bringing Covid home to our immunocompromised family member. Our country was locked down with mask mandates stricter and longer than any other county in CA.
    Trump, and all thing religious that do not represent Christ at all.
    The near cross the board failure of pastors and churches to lead the way for the people.
    Now what… the start of WWIII?
    So much stress and genuine suffering.

    I am glad there is a God. I continue to believe there is a God.
    But more and more I question:
    What kind of God is he?
    What does love mean and how does that play out in our world?
    How do I stand in the sure center of God’s love when all around me, on every side and at every turn… this.

  8. Xenia says:

    Alex, our family has been there, too. May God help you.

  9. Em says:

    Alex, for me and FWIW it was John 3:17&17 that told me what kind of God He is…… 🙏
    course I was only 15 at the time….. sigh
    God krep

  10. JD says:

    This will affect everyone in some way, prayers for all.
    Already the prophecy interpreters are trying to capitalize on the situation.

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