We Encourage You To Help Support Relief Efforts For Ukraine

On Tuesday’s Boston Prayer and Share Hour, I said that I would look into some ways that followers of Ed Boston Ministries and others could assist in helping with the situation in Ukraine.

I’m sure there are many outstanding ministries and organizations doing remarkable things, but after doing some research I believe that my best recommendation is for the two organizations shown below, Samaritan’s Purse and Operation Blessing.

Amy and I as well as The Father’s House church will be making donations to both Christ centered groups.

First here are the donation links and following are links to their websites where you can find out more information on what they are doing in Ukraine.

Click here for the donation link for Samaritans Purse

Click here for the donation link for Operation Blessing

Home Page for Samaritan’s Purse

Home Page for Operation Blessing

About Samaritan’s Purse: They have deployed a 30-bed Emergency Field Hospital to UkrainePhase 1 of our Tier 2 Emergency Field Hospital deployment began Friday, March 4.

Our DC-8 cargo plane based in Greensboro airlifted the initial stages of the field hospital along with Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) members, including doctors, nurses, and logistics and set-up personnel. Once the plane lands in Poland, the field hospital will then be transported overland to Ukraine where it will provide specialized trauma care to people impacted by the conflict.

The field hospital is equipped with an operating room (up to 15 surgeries per day), an ICU, an emergency room, a pharmacy, and it has its own water and sanitation system. As many as 100 patients a day can be seen at this hospital, and it will be operated by more than 50 staff (medical and non-medical). The situation on the ground is fluid and changing rapidly, but the hospital could be operational early next week.

About Operation Blessing:

**Right now, Operation Blessing teams are responding to the crisis in Ukraine, providing emergency relief and supplies to families and individuals in need including food kits, bottled water, and even generators. Please join us in supporting these families in desperate need today.**

In many of these cases, man’s inhumanity to man can feel overwhelming and gut wrenching. These are some of the darkest days in the lives of people caught in the fray, yet you can reach out to them with hope and be a light in that darkness.

It’s only through your support that Operation Blessing is able to reach out with critical humanitarian aid in times like these. You can provide relief such as food, medical care, clean water, shelter, mattresses, generators, encouragement and even trauma counseling.

This is all vitally important not only to care for their bodies, but also their souls. In this way, you let them know that someone sees their terrible plight, and that you care.

Samaritans Purse Needs Your Help

We Need You!

We praise God that millions of Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts are currently being packed all across the country! After National Collection Week, Nov. 15-22, they will be sent to eight U.S. processing centers for inspection before being shipped around the world to children in need.

Volunteer Now

The mammoth task requires thousands of volunteers in late November and December. Will you be one of them? There is an urgent need for more volunteers at our nearby Aurora location. You can come individually or bring a busload from your church or community. Either way, you’ll play an integral role in bringing great joy and the Good News of Jesus Christ to millions of boys and girls!

Aurora Processing Center
800 N. Commerce Street
Aurora, IL 60504

Volunteering is great fun, but we also take your health and safety seriously. We will follow local COVID-19 guidelines at each of our processing centers.

Don’t delay.

 Volunteer today!

Plea From Samaritan’s Purse

From Franklin Graham:

As I write this, Samaritan’s Purse disaster relief units are on the way to the Florida Panhandle and other hard-hit areas that were ripped apart and flooded by Hurricane Michael’s destructive winds and rain. This was one of the most powerful storms to hit the United States in the past 50 years. Thousands of people are facing unimaginable devastation, and they need our help. 

In the days and weeks to come, our teams will be helping these hurting homeowners by clearing storm debris, tarping roofs, and mudding out inundated houses. Most importantly, they will be sharing the hope and comfort of the Gospel with those who feel desperate and helpless in the wake of this catastrophic storm. 

Even as we rush help to those who are suffering in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, we are still working hard to assist homeowners struggling to recover from Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas and Hurricane Harvey in Texas.

Your support is critical to this effort. We need volunteers who are willing to serve with us in Jesus’ Name. Above all, please pray for these storm victims, many of whom who have lost virtually everything. 

Thank you and may God bless you.

“In the shadow of your wings I will take refuge until the storms of destruction pass by”
Psalm 57:1 (ESV)

Use this link to go donate to or volunteer for Samaritan’s Purse.