Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
WELS Christian Aid and Relief is joining with thousands of WELS members and millions of other Christians around the world in praying for the people of Ukraine during this terrifying and uncertain time. Some of you have asked how you can help. I spoke with Pastor Larry Schlomer, the administrator for WELS World Missions this morning. He said that the best and safest way to help at this time is to give a gift to the Ukrainian Fund through WELS World Missions. These funds will be used to provide immediate assistance to members of our sister church in Ukraine and others in need.
Follow this link: https://community.wels.net/page.aspx?pid=365. Select Ukraine in the dropdown designation box.
Stay tuned for more information about other ways you can help. And please keep the prayers coming!
In Christ, Pastor Daniel Sims
Director, WELS Christian Aid and Relief
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Prayer for Our Brothers and Sisters in Ukraine
Father in Heaven, have mercy upon us and hear our prayer. We come before You on behalf of our brothers and sisters in the faith in the country of Ukraine. We ask that You provide safety and peace to our staff working in Your Name for Gift of Life, as well as the people they serve. Grant them strength of faith, reminding them that no matter the circumstances, You are with them. We also pray for our brothers and sisters in the Ukrainian Lutheran Church. Preserve their faith, strengthen their leaders, pastors and members, that they may show the light of the Gospel in this dark time to all people. Finally, we ask that You change the hearts of those who would cause war and destruction. Lead them to turn from violence and seek peace with their neighbors. Let Your Word be the guide of all and cause it to spread to all people, bringing the peace that comes only through Your Son, Jesus Christ. In His name we pray. Amen. ELS.org