Support Ukraine's Armed Forces Chaplains and the people of Ukraine - Democracy 3.0

Campaign author: andrewhawkins2001

Sector: Religion

Support Ukraine's Armed Forces Chaplains and the people of Ukraine

Help support the 102 chaplains serving in the Ukrainian Armed Forces and buy Bibles for the Ukrainian people

£2,850.00 raised
  • £50,000.00
  • 2 months 15 days
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Support Ukraine's Armed Forces Chaplains and the people of Ukraine

We can't send weapons or ammunition to Ukraine, but we can send help to those providing comfort to people fighting and to those who cannot leave the country.

Our goal is to raise £50,000. This will both support the 102 chaplains in the Ukrainian Armed Forces and buy Bibles to bring comfort to the wider population.

This comes in light of reports of an unprecedented number of requests for Bibles, with churches begging for them to give to those overwhelmed by fear: soldiers and their families, people living on the frontlines and displaced communities.

We want to donate £25,000 to the Armed Forces Chaplains and spend a further £25,000 buying 5,000 Bibles for wider community distribution in Ukraine (just £5 is enough to buy someone a Bible).

The chaplains serving in the Ukrainian Armed Forces range from 30 to 73 years old and do not hold military ranks. They belong to different Christian denominations and faiths, but each one is committed to serving those of all faiths and none.

The significance of the role the chaplains have at a moment like this cannot be overstated. Risking their own lives, they bring comfort, encouragement, counselling and hope to all those involved in this terrible conflict.

Please give generously.

Sad news

On February 27, in the Kyiv region, Russian invaders shot and killed a chaplain of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church priest Maksym Anatolyovych Kozachyn. He was born in 1979 in Novomoskovsk, in the Dnipropetrovsk region. In 1996 he graduated from high school and entered the Kyiv seminary of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate, not recognized by the Russian Orthodox Church, where he graduated in 2000.
Since his ordination in 2000, Kozachyn served as the parish priest of the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Rozvazhiv, located in the Ivano-Frankivsk district in the Kyiv region of Ukraine.
The Orthodox priest was killed by advancing Russian soldiers when he was leaving the town by car. Russian soldiers did not allow locals to remove his body.

update posted on 03/03/2022 12:43

News from Ukraine


Sara Baade of the Sailors' Society writes:

"One of our chaplains has been sheltering 100 people, including many children, in his church. Food and water are sparse, but together they survived. Some brought flour to make bread to share around; another brought their only cow for meat. But as the shelling intensified, he managed to load a number of children and their families onto minibuses and flee the city. He has travelled for days desperate to save the young lives with him and reach the border.

He is 81 years old."

Here is a link to Sara's blog piece on the anxieties felt over the safety of so many https://sailors-society.org/news/we-share-their-anxiety-for-family

update posted on 18/03/2022 12:35




  • Margy Lewis
    Very glad about what you are doing

    Margy

  • Anonymous Comment
    This is a donation from Emmanuel Church Wimbledon raised during a cake sale organised by church members.
    Thank you for all you are doing.
  • Anonymous Comment
    With my very best wishes
  • R J Bannister
    Every blessing for God's work which you are doing during this terrible conflict
  • Anonymous Comment
    If ever there was a time to share the Love of Jesus it is now. As we stare down the barrel of wars and rumours of war the power of God's word brought by those who love Him is vital.
  • Anonymous Comment
    May God grant peace and sanctuary to the people of Ukraine
  • Anonymous Comment
    Support democracy and freedom for peoples to live the way God intended in peace and security. Ability to enjoy life, work and bring up families in creative communities and loving environments.
  • Anonymous Comment
    Dear my brothers and sisters in Christ,
    We are praying for God and his just plan to be exacted in the country of Ukraine and for you all to know the love of Christ at this time.
    From those in the UK!
  • Pft Harlock
    I pray that would God would use these combined funds to encourage and sustain those seeking to meet the spiritual needs of those in front line in Ukraine conflict
  • Anonymous Comment
    God is our refuge and strengh, a VERY present help in trouble - Psalm 46v1
  • Anonymous Comment
    I hope that our donations will bring comfort to Ukrainians through reading the bible - and to enable chaplains in the Ukrainian armed forces to bring comfort and hope to their men fighting
  • Anonymous Comment
    Praying.
  • Anonymous Comment
    Ukraine is constantly in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless you and keep you safe.
  • Ron Axon
    My wife and I are praying for Ukraine!
  • Mr Rw Dennis
    We are praying for all in Ukraine, especially those who have been faced with taking up arms to defend their homes, families and way of life.
  • Anonymous Comment
    Bibel for Ukraine ??
  • Anonymous Comment
    Pray for them
  • Mr Aj Aggett
    Sending support and prayers for all involved ministering to brave Ukraianian fellow soldiers and militia forces from a former soldier. May your faith and the love of God be of comfort to you all.
  • C J Murray
    May the word of God , the truth Jesus taught and the Holy Spirit bless , comfort, sustain and guide the recipients of these Bibles and the Chaplins .
  • Keith Henderson
    you have my support, a great campaign. May the Lord Bless it
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