May 14-27, Pastor’s Tracy and Barry will be taking a YOUNG ADULT team to serve Ukrainian refugees coming into Moldova. Our hosts will be Partner's International who we have worked with for a number of years.
Our partners have been housing 800 refugees in two of their ministry centres. We will be providing much needed support for an already exhausted team as we help with food prep, child care, warehouse work, loading supplies to vehicles going into Ukraine, art therapy, youth work or the clinic. Though our labor will be needed and appreciated, the most valuable thing we can offer is prayer and the ministry of presence as we spend time with the people that have been through so much.
Our Young Adult worked extremely hard to prepare for this mission trip. Little by little they saw God's hand in how things came together in such a short time. Please pray for this team as they serve in Moldova. They departed Sunday, May 15th at noon with a return on Saturday the 28th.
Top Row: Zachary Epp, Dominic Friesen, Jaycee Meerstra, Adam Accad, Shane Dequin, Lauren Dueck, Barry Oram, Kelvin Singh, Aaron Guerrero
Bottom Row: Zach Schweer, Anica Nowochin, Tracy Minke, Catrina Amendt , Ethan Oram
In August we will send our second team to the same place. Anyone is allowed to apply for this team. The work will be similar but this team will also have the opportunity to support the team on the ground as they run a summer camp which will be for both Ukrainian children and kids at risk in Moldova, the poorest nation in Europe.
If you would like to learn more about these opportunities? Download our Ukrainian Refugee Support Teams document. The application deadline for this August trip is June 15th but the sooner you apply the better as we have upcoming fundraising opportunities. Learn more about this trip and register here.
If you have questions please contact CrossRoads Outreach Missions department: firstname.lastname@example.org
Support Ukrainian Refugees in Central Alberta
Maybe you can't travel to serve on a mission team, but there are still plenty of ways to help the refugee effort here in Central Alberta. For more information, or if you may be interested in providing short term accommodations, language support, or employment, please see the Ukrainian Canadian Congress website: www.ucc.ca for information or to register to help.
For updates, or to learn more about the possible needs that newcomers may have, please see the Central Alberta Ukrainian Association (CAUA) Facebook page.