Updated June 8, 2022 @ 10:30am
The $120,000 goal was exceeded as the total was $129,623!
Here are a few ways that these funds have served the people of Ukraine:
- A gift was given to REGEN Foundation/Heritage Ukraine to fund a van to carry supplies across the Ukrainian border. Staff from REGEN and Heritage Ukraine are taking trips nearly every week to deliver food and supplies to the Odesa region. Heritage Ukraine was also provided with funds to travel to Germany to pick up a second vehicle that will aid their team in delivering more food and supplies.
- A commitment to send monthly funds for 13 months to the REGEN Foundation in Fagaras, Romania, which is providing housing, utilities, and food for families and children residing at Horizon of Hope, a center that can serve 26 people at capacity. This gift is in addition to funds that were already given to prepare the Horizon of Hope house to serve families.
- The shipment of 285,000 meals, sent in partnership with A Child’s Hope International, is expected to arrive later this month. It is expected to serve displaced Ukrainian families in Romania, as well as those still in Ukraine.
- Another ministry partner with Bread of Life Ministries in Ukraine informed our team that they gave away their two vans in order to equip those sending relief aid into Ukraine, so funds were gifted to their ministry to replace their van and provide for ongoing needs.
All of these things were made possible through your giving! Thank you for all of your support to aid our brothers and sisters in Christ that have been impacted by this conflict.
Updated Mar. 17, 2022 @ 1 pm
$100,464 of the $120,000 goal has been raised to aid the people of Ukraine!
We are so grateful to have a community that acts to meet needs so swiftly. Praise the Lord that a container of 285,000 meals has been secured through these funds to ship to Romania in April to aid Ukrainian refugees. Praise the Lord that Horizon of Hope, a ministry of our partners in Romania, has a center that is currently housing refugees and is at capacity. Many of the people it is aiding are families. This refuge and others are working to provide food across the border to support families still in Ukraine.
In the coming months, ongoing aid will be needed to maintain these efforts. Click the link above to learn more about these ongoing needs and how you can help!
Updated Mar. 7, 2022 @ 12pm
Dr. Rick Morton joined CBN News to talk about the continued conflict in Ukraine. Watch here. He also had an article placed with The Christian Post about his time in Ukraine training church planters and adopting his three children. Read here.
Dr. Rick also joined Life Today’s Randy Robison. Watch here.
Updated Mar. 2, 2022 @ 12pm
Senior Program Director, Jana Lombardo, contributed to a story with ABC News Channel 9 in Tennessee about adoptions that stalled from Ukraine due to conflict. Read here.
Lifeline partners, Madison and Yuriy Perekotiy, join Herbie and Rick for a special episode of the Defender podcast to discuss the conflict in Ukraine. Listen here.
Dr. Rick Morton on Mornings with Carmen radio show discussing the conflict in Ukraine from the perspective of an adoptive father to Ukrainian children. Click here to listen.
Updated Mar. 1 , 2022 @ 3pm
Pray for Ukraine t-shirt
Purchase a t-shirt here. All proceeds go to Ukraine war relief.
Updated Feb. 28, 2022 @ 3pm
From Mark Sly, vice-president of international ministries:
“As Lifeline continues to serve those in need in Ukraine, and those who have fled to neighboring countries we wanted to share an update regarding the efforts of our partners. REGEN Foundation in Fagaras, Romania is currently serving several families who have sought refuge in this neighboring country (pictured). Many of these are ministers and leaders, caring for vulnerable children and families in Ukraine, who have now had to seek safety themselves.
In addition to the work REGEN is doing, Lifeline continues to collaborate with partners throughout the region to plan, not only an immediate response but also long-term assistance for those in need. Because of the generosity of so many, we have already sent $5,000 to meet immediate needs. We are currently working on sending a shipment of 285,000 meals to be distributed throughout our network to feed families, orphans, and refugees fleeing the conflict in Ukraine.
Please pray that we would not only be able to meet these immediate needs, but most importantly share and show the gospel as we do so. In the face of horrific tragedy, we have the opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus to those who are suffering. Thank you for your prayers and support that make this possible.”
Updated Feb.25, 2022 @ 10am
Dr. Rick Morton, Lifeline vice president of engagement, joined ABC 33/40 for a brief conversation about the tragedy in Ukraine. Dr. Rick, an adoptive father of Ukrainian American children, shares that the best thing we can do now is to advocate for the Ukrainian people. Watch here
Updated Feb. 24, 2022 @ 9am
In light of current events surrounding Ukraine and Russia, Lifeline Children’s Services is assisting partners in Ukraine and the surrounding countries who have been displaced or are providing support for those who are. As the threat of harm increases, many families have decided to evacuate their families. We humbly ask you to join us in supporting these ministries and the families impacted by the conflict between Ukraine and Russia. The cost to provide housing, heat, water, and food for a family for a month is roughly $1,200.
Please prayerfully consider contributing to these real needs, and join us in displaying gospel hope by clicking here