APRIL 22, 2022
As you may know, the Russian invasion of Ukraine has continued for nearly 2 months. The civilian death toll continues to increase, and so does the number of refugees that are flooding Poland, Moldova, Hungary, and beyond. I am sure you have been as moved by photographs and news stories as I have been.
The last time I wrote to you, I shared how our workers and volunteers in Eastern Europe are helping transport, house, and feed Jewish refugees leaving Ukraine. That mission has not ceased. Hundreds, if not thousands, of refugees have come through our facilities. And it’s only possible because of financial support from friends like you.
Today, I have a major prayer request from four of our workers and volunteers who are presently in Ukraine. They are traveling more than 1,000 miles in 2 vans stockpiled with food to Eastern Ukraine. They will be very close to the warzone. The danger is unthinkable but the passion to help Jewish people in need is even greater! Please pray for the safety and ministry of H., T., A., and E. as they head to a synagogue close to the warzone to deliver supplies and food to more than 200 refugees from the besieged Ukrainian city of Mariupol (names withheld for security).
We also give thanks to the Lord that because of His provision and supporters like you, we were able to deliver 32 pallets of food from Poland to Ukraine this week.
Your support has been critical to reaching our Jewish friends and refugees in Eastern Europe. The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry (FOI) has operated in Eastern Europe since World War II ended, bringing humanitarian relief and comfort to Jewish refugees. Our mission continues in Poland, Ukraine, and even Belarus today.
From all of us at The Friends of Israel around the world, thank you for your continued prayers and support.
Until He Returns,
Dr. Jim Showers, DMin