Many of you know who Corrie Ten Boom is and how she got involved in World War II to save as many Jews as possible from Hitler’s wickedness and demonic obsession with eliminating Jews. But besides Corrie ten Boom, there were other people who tried to save the Jews. One of them is Oskar Schindler. At the end of the movie “Schindler’s List,” he said, “With this golden pin, I could save another one.” He paid to save the Jews.
Their example motivated me too. These days, when we no longer have to save Jews from Hitler’s bombs, we must save the Ukrainians from Putin’s bombs. Every time I see mothers with children safely taken to Western Europe or taken to Romania, fed and accommodated, I am reminded of “Another one saved.” I have such joy to see another Ukrainian saved, safe.
Slovak is a little boy who left Ukraine with his mother and father and an older sister, just a day before a bomb destroyed their home. If Slovak’s parents were one day late, their family would not be on this earth today. Slovak and his family were in my car. I stopped at a gas station and when I went inside, Slovak stopped in front of a Ben 10 toy. He took my hand in his hand and cried next to the toy. I remembered Jonathan when he was old enough to take my hand and walk me around looking for a Ben 10 toy. I bought Slovak the toy and he was so happy. I placed a small piece of security in this little boy so that he would know that there are still people of God in this world who think of him.
“Babushka” (Grandma) was with me in the car and I had a New Testament in Ukrainian. I told one of the young boys to read John 3:16 and explain it. And he began to explain it. I asked him, “How can we have eternal life?” He said, “By faith in the Lord Jesus.” And everyone in the car understood and Babushka kept looking at the New Testament, touching it with her hands, holding it in her arms, kissing it, after hearing the Gospel. And I said to everyone, “Can we pray?” The English-speaking young woman translated my prayer. Babushka was crying and holding the New Testament. Then I said, “Do you want me to give you this New Testament?” “Yes, yes, yes, yes,” she said. She took the New Testament into her hands and began to weep because she also had a New Testament in her language.
How you can get involved:
- Pray for:
- More people to get involved and help us
- Ability to rent houses for refugees
- Protection of the Lord in everything we do (travel, documents, accommodation, discussions)
- Refugees who come in our cars or our homes to experience the love of the Lord through our volunteers
- Donations for the ministry we do for refugees
- Promote the need by sharing posts and having discussions with people
- Come on a short-term mission trip and work with us
- Donate for the ministry we do with refugees
We thank the Lord for the people who have been helping us in this work with the refugees. So far we have had:
- Over 40 volunteers
- 22 drivers
- 15 vehicles used
- Refugees went to 8 countries
- 6 different places to house them
Your love of Christ and your willingness to do his work is powerful and I am blessed to have met you.