Ukraine Refugee Update
Update Feb 27, 2022
AGWM is receiving reports from our national church partners and global workers in Eastern Europe. They are presented here for your use. They have been vetted by AGWM’s on-the-ground partners and workers. AGWM is partnering with churches to provide aid to people in Ukraine, Poland and Romania. Churches and bible schools in Ukraine are providing direct assistance to people in need, feeding hundreds of people every day. They are turning basements and free rooms into refugee centers.
Refugees continue to arrive in Poland with at least 150,000 already arrived and with estimations that this could swell to 4 million refugees. The lines of cars at the border have been estimated at around 6 miles. Executive Director Greg Mundis and Europe Regional Director Paul Trementozzi are in communication with church leaders in Poland. AGWM is working with well-established partnerships among Polish Pentecostal churches who are already working with Ukrainian refugees. They are well organized and determined to provide continued aid.
We ask that you continue to pray for this situation and everyone involved. Please also pray for the people and leaders of Russia. God's work continues throughout the world. See below for a testimony of "Guliza."
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The account number is AGWM/COH Disaster Relief—Ukraine 410946 (73).
- From Ukraine
- From Poland
- Efforts and the Church in Romania
- Church in Russia and Testimony
Click here for background on the church in Ukraine.
Partner churches are housing and feeding hundreds in their basements. [name removed] A Bible school started by AGWM will feed over 500 people today. Hundreds are sleeping in the building. The needs are tremendous. The opportunities are unprecedented here to touch the community in practical ways through the church.
“[name removed] Church in my city is turning their basement and free rooms into a refugee center.”
Our spiritual help center in the village of [name removed] is a place where people can run away from shelling. We have purchased food, fuel for the generator and are already receiving all members of our community. Please pray for the protection of God over the people of Ukraine, the church, our families. Our reserves will last for 10 days, then our Hope in the Lord.
Refugees continue to arrive in Poland with estimates at around 200,000 already arrived and with estimations of up to 4 million refugees by the end of this crisis. The lines of cars at the border has been estimated at around 6 miles. Greg Mundis, executive director and Paul Trementozzi, Europe regional director have been in communication with church leaders in Poland. AGWM is working with well-established partnerships among Polish Pentecostal churches. They are already working with Ukrainian refugees. They are well organized and determined to provide continued aid.
Efforts and the Church in Romania:
First refugees arrived last night in a Pentecostal church in Cluj. There are hundreds of churches in Romania ready to help Ukrainians.
“This is in my home city. People are trying to flee to Romania… some waiting up to 2 days in line that stretches for at least 6 miles”
Church in Russia and Testimony
- The Pentecostal churches in Ukrainian and Russia share a common ancestry.
- The roots of AGWM work in the area reach back to 1920.
- Several church networks are comprised of churches in both countries.
- Crisis and opportunity go hand in hand. This is not a time to back down on proclamation.
- A massive humanitarian crisis is forming, creating opportunity for the global body of Christ to proclaim and demonstrate love.