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Ukraine Conflict: Update and Resources

A Message from Rev. Rachel Eskesen and Pastor Zach Courter in Budapest

Greetings Friends and Supporters,

The Rev. Rachel and I wanted to reach out to you to share a brief update on the situation in Central and Eastern Europe. We put together a 2-minute video that you can watch below. Please feel free to share this on your social media feeds and/or with your congregation.

Please continue to pray for our partner churches in the region—and the incredible work that they are doing to show God’s love and mercy to people in a great hour of need. Pray for all those in Central and Eastern Europe who are affected by this situation, and most of all, pray for a swift and merciful end to the violence.

For those of you wishing to financially support our partner churches who are doing the work on the ground to respond to the needs of refugees, you can donate below.

Finally, we’ve included a bulletin insert created by ELCA Lutheran Disaster Response that might be a helpful resource for you. There are many strong relationships between the ELCA and Lutheran companions in the region who are acutely impacted by this conflict, we’re also attaching a document that summarizes some of the current responses of our partners and ELCA support.

In Christ,

Pastor Zach

Zachary Courter
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ELCA Missionary