Poland (MNN) — Russia’s invasion of Ukraine sent a wave of refugees out into Europe. Most have crossed the Polish border.
And the people of Poland have greeted them with mountains of freely donated coats, strollers, and diapers. Refugees have found shelter in school gymnasiums or people’s homes.
World Missionary Press has already sent thousands of booklets to the area. Helen Williams says, “First off, we got an email from a ministry in California. They sent humanitarian aid, and they’ve been packing up boxes and putting booklets in. We sent them 4,000 booklets in Ukrainian and Russian.”
“I also got a call from a contact in Canada, who said they have a contact in Poland. They asked us to send them 4,000 booklets and get them to the contact.”
WMP has a contact in Denmark as well, who expects to see about 50,000 refugees in that country. The ministry produces 48-page topical Bible studies in over 350 languages. Williams says they happened to have enough Ukrainian books on hand to be able to ship immediately.
God is at work
Williams has also heard from two major distributors who work with WMP and travel around the world. “One works particularly in Africa and in Southeast Asia. But one is very familiar with Eastern Europe. And they’re just dying to go.”
Despite the horrific situation, God is at work, Williams says. “The Lord is working in hearts, and we’ve got material on the shelf. We’re going to get it there through these partners. This is exciting, and I just believe the Lord has not turned his face away from all of this.”
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The header photo shows Ukrainian refugees. (Photo courtesy of Mvs.gov.ua, CC BY 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons)