The Nova Kakhovka dam was destroyed in southern Ukraine near Kherson this week. The devastation is rising at an alarming rate with the flood waters from the Dnipro River, and the response is imminent. SGA-supported pastors and our ministry partners in this region greatly need blankets, beds, food, and fuel for cars to evacuate people.
When I read this initially, I was confused as to why they would need to be evacuating blankets, beds, and food. After reading it a few times, I realized that it might be a list of things they greatly need, and not a list of what needs to be evacuated, so I reordered the list, but if that was not the intent, please adjust it.
We have received a report that an estimated 68 percent of the flooding is on the occupied side of the Dnipro River. SGA-supported Pastor Dima heard this from a Ukrainian woman in the midst of the floods who asked all of us to pray . . .
Friends, I ask for your prayers for our Oleshki village, for the people on the Left Bank. The people there are just dying alive now, let alone the animals, and it all looks very tragic. The people are sitting on the roofs of their houses with the children, disabled people, and elderly people. The situation is horrifying.
The opposition does not evacuate anyone, and on the contrary, even when people try to help each other, save each other, they do not allow them to do so. They put up roadblocks in the center of the town, to be a higher and much drier place, and simply do not let anyone out. They don’t let people go to the neighboring villages either, they simply make them die alive.
In the social groups, people are talking about the facts of drowning of those who could not escape from the roofs. We are just asking for a prayer for God to have mercy on our people.
Pray with us as we called out to El Shaddai—God Almighty—and seek His refuge and rest for the people of Ukraine. May men, women, and children in harm’s way be protected and covered in His care.
In a time of great uncertainty, God is bringing help, healing, and hope to the people of Ukraine through SGA-supported pastors, churches, a seminary, and SGA-sponsored Compassion Ministry. Be a part of God’s incredible work with your generosity and prayer support.
Your gift of compassion helps struggling people with emergency aid that generally includes Scripture materials, food, medicine, warm clothing, and shoes.