American Pastors Seek Solidarity with Ukraine as Ceasefire Wavers
Russ JonesReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2014 Sep 08
Last Friday, a cease-fire deal was brokered between Ukraine and Russian rebels. A United Nations envoy says the peace plan is intended to end a 5-month conflict.
Over the weekend, however, the warring factions blamed one another for launching rockets.
Yahoo News reports, “President Petro Poroshenko visited the eastern port of Mariupol on Monday and promised to deal a 'crushing defeat' to pro-Russian rebels massed on the edge of town if they tried to advance in violation of a ceasefire agreement.”
After visiting troubled Ukraine, leaders of the American Pastors Network (APN) says it has taken a tangible step forward in getting help to the regions hit hardest by the recent political, cultural and economic upheaval.
APN has launched a campaign to secure donations to purchase supplies for packages that will include items such as QuikClot Interventional Hemostatic Bandages—soft, white, double-sterile, hydrophilic pads with the mineral kaolin—as well as water purification tablets, socks, t-shirts, men’s underwear, wet wipes, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, cold-weather clothing, athletic shoes, thermal blankets, charcoal briquettes for emergency heating, flashlights, batteries and binoculars.
It’s part of APN’s Ukraine Initiative, which is leading efforts to help the nation of Ukraine experience a new birth of freedom.
“What we are seeing in Ukraine is truly remarkable,” said APN President Sam Rohrer, who is also president of the Pennsylvania Pastors Network. “Here’s a nation and people in the throes of the pursuit of civil freedom and self-government who deserve our help. By officially opening their doors and welcoming help from APN, not only in meeting immediate needs but also in seeking to build a new government built on Biblical principles, they are demonstrating remarkable courage, wisdom, and leadership in a time that demands our full prayers and physical support not only from Christians, but all Americans alike.”
Publication date: September 8, 2014