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Ukraine update

As you know, Mission Possible does not bombard our supporters with emails. However, we are living through extraordinary times and in the light of the amazing generosity of our supporters, I think you should know that our work in Ukraine has ratcheted up significantly since I last wrote in early April. To read more please follow this link https://mpuk.org/ukraine

The cross-shaped window in the Mission Possible office in Odessa (now warehouse and packing facility) was taped up after a bomb shook the building. To me, this picture symbolises that there is hope in the midst of all the suffering.

My next planned communication is our summer newsletter which is due out in Mid-June. Meanwhile please pray for protection of the people we reach out to and for our teams.

Thank you for your giving and for your praying

Richard


Pray for Ukraine

Prayer for Ukraine

God of peace and justice,

we pray for the people of Ukraine today.

We pray for peace and the laying down of weapons.

We pray for all those who fear for tomorrow,

that your Spirit of comfort would draw near to them.

We pray for those with power over war or peace,

for wisdom, discernment and compassion to guide their decisions.

Above all, we pray for all your precious children, at risk and in fear,

that you would hold and protect them.

We pray in the name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace.

Amen

Archbishop Justin Welby

Archbishop Stephen Cottrell

Prayer bullet points

· Pray for civilians, that the Lord would spare their lives

· Pray for soldiers who are defending the Ukrainian land

· Pray for Christians that they would make wise and God-honouring decisions in extreme situations

· Pray for comfort and peace for mothers who are caring for children while their husbands are drafted

· Pray for safe evacuation for those who decide to move

· Pray for the elderly who decide to stay

· Pray for basic physical needs, for food, water, gas, heat, baby foods

· Pray for the Mission Possible team in Odessa


"Call on me in a day of trouble; I will rescue you, and you will honour me." (Psalm 50: 15)



A message from Richard Wallis

Mission Possible has worked in the Odessa area of southern Ukraine for many years. Part of this ministry is running weekly Bible clubs in villages which Ruth and I visited in 2018. Ironically, some of these villages are located on bleak former Soviet collective farms. It is feared that the city will soon be under attack.

Many people are now fleeing Odessa. The Mission Possible team is helping to transport refugees to the Moldovan border crossing. Also, they are providing bedding, food, and spiritual and emotional support at the border. Mission Possible have also worked in the past few years in Moldova, so we have good contacts both sides of the border. Today we received this appeal from Mission Possible’s Eastern European director: ‘we need a lot of funds to help the needs of the refugees and also, if possible, to help in the villages where we have been working. Please raise everything you can.’

Many people are already praying for Ukraine and attached are some prayer resources. Please pray pray pray. I also know many people want to give. If you would like to do this through Mission Possible UK, you can do this by

  • transferring your gift directly into our bank account:
    Mission Possible UK Sort code 40-52-40 Account 00092063

  • making a donation via our website www.mpuk.org

  • sending a cheque (payable to MPUK) to MPUK, PO Box 597, Huntingdon, Cambs PE29 9ET

There is no need to put a reference on your gift. All gifts received in the next 10 days except for regular standing orders will go to this appeal unless donors specifically request otherwise.

Many thanks

Richard