Following the Fourth Annual Day of Prayer in Ukraine, 8 June, David Hathaway’s Ministry, in partnership with Philadelphia Church, Kiev, distributed approximately 200 food packages to displaced persons living in Kiev. Many of the needy are elderly or families with young children, fleeing the deadly conflict with Russian-backed separatists.
Valery Verner, Pastor of Philadelphia Church, Kiev says:
Dear brother and dear friend, David Hathaway. Thank you very much! We are grateful to you and your team for helping us distribute humanitarian aid. Thank you for remembering us and for responding to these very urgent needs in our society. Thank you, dear partners, that you help us. Without your support, without your help, we would not be able to be as productive as we are. May the Lord bless you abundantly so that our cooperation would be even more extensive. May God bless you! Thank you very much!
The Apostle John wrote: ‘This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down His life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.’ (1 John 3:16-18, NIV.)
The Ukraine Government estimate over 1.5 million people have been displaced since the annexation of Crimea in 2014. This has led to a humanitarian and social crisis. Despite repeated attempts to agree terms for peace, the ongoing standoff seems unlikely to be resolved any time soon.