KLOVE features Ukraine ministry housing refugees (Updated)
Christian radio station KLOVE reports:
Ukraine refugee camps are being overrun by desperate families in need. Many children are involved. As the territorial crisis with pro-Russian insurgents deepens, refugees are overloading the system. Many people are living in fear.
“Life had gotten to the point because of the gunshots that they just couldn’t exist anymore,” says Andrew Kelly, director of Jeremiah’s Hope. The situation was so dangerous parents told him, “Their kids were playing with toys underneath the beds.”
See our previous coverage of the ministry’s efforts to serve 50-plus evacuees from eastern Ukraine.
Update: Neal Coates, of the Hillcrest Church of Christ in Abilene, Texas, sends this report:
Four members from the Hillcrest Church of Christ university class are going to Ukraine to assist with the refugees currently being hosted by the Jeremiah’s Hope camp north of Kiev. Jess Weeden, Samantha Lakey, and Ashley Raybon are working with camp directors Andrew and Jenny Kelly during the first two weeks in June. Rachael Valfre is working the last week of June. The Hillcrest missions team and the university ministry partnered to assist these four workers in their travel. Victoria Tyson, a fifth member of the university class, has been teaching for several months at the camp and now works also with refugees.
There are currently 63 refugees being cared for, and it is currently unknown how many weeks they will stay at the camp. When they arrived three weeks ago, a number of Christians, congregations, and also Hillcrest’s Missions Team sent funds for food and other needs.