The First Congregational Church of Marion is nearing its Goal of $3000 for Ukrainian Humanitarian Needs. The Missions and Outreach Committee of the First Congregational Church of Marion has partnered with Heaven’s Family ministry—a Pittsburgh, PA based nonprofit organization serving the suffering in current world crises. Heaven’s Family is working directly with a Romanian church to provide food, shelter and medical support to Ukrainians fleeing their country.
“Our church-wide Lenten Offering is dedicated to supporting this effort, but we realize the needs will continue well beyond Easter,” said Caroline Horton, Missions and Outreach Chair. “We cannot abandon our brothers and sisters in need of prayers, hope, and supplies. This is going to be a long journey. Our congregation will remain committed with hearts of compassion and love.”
The church received the following letter from Heaven’s Family founder and president, David Servant.
“Tens of thousands of women and children are fleeing Ukraine seeking safety from Russia’s invasion. Many have no choice but to leave behind their husbands, fathers, sons, brothers, homes and all their earthly possessions that couldn’t fit inside a suitcase.
We just got off the phone with a trusted ministry partner in Romania with whom Heaven’s Family has worked for many years. His voice was shaky as he fought off tears to describe the urgent need. Many women and children have fled across the border into Romania. They are in need of food, clothing and shelter. The situation is changing by the hour as Russia advances and families flee. Thanks for helping if you can.”