Each December, Covenant receives a special offering which our Missions Partnership Team designates to a particular missions need.
In December of 2022, all your gifts to the Christmas offering were designated for use with Ukrainian refugees. Through you, Covenant was able to distribute just over 40-thousand dollars toward this effort – evenly dividing the money between International Needs Romania, Uncaged, and a Navigator team working with refugees in Poland.
Each of these ministries recently reported back to the Missions Team in a variety of ways. International Needs sent a video, Uncaged sent a voice memo and the team in Poland sent a letter with photos.
International Needs, Romania
Here is the video International Needs sent as a thank you for our help in assisting Ukrainian refugees:
Uncaged is a ministry in Romania focused on helping vulnerable women and children either caught in or vulnerable to human trafficking. They’ve had a great concern for the Ukrainian refugees desperately fleeing the war. Here, Kim Westfall tells of how the gift we sent came at just the right time:
We are so blessed to help meet the physical needs of refugees fleeing Ukraine. You can imagine the emotional and relational distress these families are processing as well. Part of the money raised went specifically to help meet that need.
“Hello from Poland.
The Christmas gift came at the perfect time to help us launch a FAMILY ART ministry stream. These events, called Art from the Heart, are designed for families to participate together in large and interesting art projects that connect with deeper themes. The first two event themes were “emotions” and “love” with 40-50 people participating each week. The Christmas gift will help to fund this project stream for the rest of the year including materials, free lunch, and take-home craft supplies.
~Bryan and Kandice”
Thank you for your commitment to partnering with Covenant missions partners around the world – and especially for helping pour out God’s love on Ukrainian refugees in Romania and Poland.