The heart-breaking scenes from Ukraine and the profound injustice of what is happening to the Ukrainian people leads us to want to respond. However, we are not always certain about what we can do to help.
There has already been a fantastic outpouring of giving from Elim churches to the Ukrainian people through our ERA emergency appeal. You can find out how to give at elim.org.uk/ukraine, and we thank God for such an outpouring of generosity and care.
Beyond giving generously, our heartfelt compassion extends to asking, ‘how can we welcome a stranger?’
How can we, God’s people, in our communities be safe havens for the refugees from Ukraine?
What does it look like for us, the Church, in our local congregations to respond, to come around Ukrainian people?
What do we have to offer as we become the hands and feet of Jesus in response to this humanitarian crisis?
How might we rediscover the Kingdom truth that in giving of ourselves, we become those who receive; that in blessing others, we become those who are blessed?