Ukraine Refugee Update

Posted on July 17, 2015

From Lena Batina – Kharkov Pregnancy Center:  Our work with refugees

Ukraine – Kharkov Pregnancy Assistance Center

6/8/2015 Possible escalation in Ukraine – latest news from the war zone in Ukraine from The Telegraph.  Remember, all donations received by EvanTell for Ukraine are sent directly to the SMSC pregnancy centers.  No money is retained by EvanTell. Kharkov Pregnancy ASMSC donate button tealssistance Center Reports that a relationship with a local church to teach the Alpha course has deepened relationships with refugees.  Pregnant women and women with children under two years old are especially in need.  They are receiving diapers, food, hygiene items, baby necessities, and additional items needed by nursing mothers and small children.

Another church recently cooperated with the Kharkov center to host a concert called,“Heaven Sent,” where families were encouraged and received packages of materials that refugees need when they have to run for their lives.  This concert had special value for the people who attended.  Here’s a report from Lena Batina, center director, showing the effect of the program for one mother.:

According to statistics, 1/3 of displaced persons are children. What do they dream about? They dream about peace throughout the land, about happy families that have both a mother and a father, about a cozy home, where they can hear their mother’s song.  At the concert “Heaven Sent” the home-like atmosphere of warmth and acceptance, not only touched the hearts of the children, but also the older generation of mothers and grandmothers.

The post-Soviet countries brought forth a generation of mothers who never sang.This was not because the mothers did not love their children, but because they had to work to produce the communist state. Women were forced to place their children in daycare from the age of 3 months, and let the State educate them. It is amazing how the Lord knew in advance how this meeting would touch hearts that have been hardened and inconsolable. Through lullabies, the Lord has healed the people, in some cases opening floods of tears.

Tanya shared how her heart was touched: “These lullabies reminded me of the distant past. As she was cradling the baby, I felt that in her motherly arms she carried the whole life of her child.” Another woman was a grandmother, who cares for her young grandchildren. Her heart was touched by the gift given to her by these people she had never met.

Previous Ukraine Posts

Hukraines-war-zone-government-claims-new-advances-1-638elp SMSC Centers Serve Ukrainian Refugees Fleeing the War Zone

As the war in Ukraine intensifies, SMSC centers are responding by caring for hundreds of pregnant women, nursing women, and mothers with young children. These families are fleeing the Donetsk area with almost nothing.  Many make their way to Kharkov, a city only about 4 hours northwest of the fighting.  UPDATE:  We made our first donation to the center on 3/23/15, and pray you will help us to complete another donation of $1,000 or more in a week.  Please do help!  100% of all funds donated go DIRECTLY to the center for immediate use with the refugees – no funds are retained by SMSC.

Ukraine_KharkovOur center partner has been serving refugee families with pregnant moms or infants and toddlers.  At first they saw 30-40 a month, then 30-40 families a week, and now 15 – 30 families a day!  Most refugees are passing through, heading for other locations – but they are hungry, frightened, and they believe the rest of the world has forgotten about them.  But God has not forgotten them.

Lena B We have been asked by Lena Batina, the founder and executive director of the center located in Kharkov to help them help the refugees God is sending to them by raising funds for packages of basic necessities to give the families.   100% OF ALL FUNDS DONATED GO DIRECTLY TO THE UKRAINE!  

 See the List HERE 

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Please help meet emergency needs and supply our SMSC-trained center as they delivermercy, grace, and the gospel.  
Help us help your sisters and brothers in Ukraine provide bread to eat, and the Bread of Life, for desperate refugees.   Read more here….

Photos below are from a concert Monday, 9 March, 2015, Kharkov, Ukraine.  to encourage refugees with music, share the gospel, and provide package of necessities.  Sponsored by Kharkov Pregnancy Assistance center and local church.  The church will follow up with families, and the pregnancy center will enroll those staying in the area for a parenting class.

Mothers hear Gospel messageSinging Lullaby Songs

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Above left, Sharing the gospel with families
Above right, Trio of ladies singing lullaby songs
Left, packages of necessities distributed to refugee families after concert

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Deltona, Florida

I am writing from the Central Florida Pregnancy Center in Deltona, FL.  We conducted a Save the Mother Save Her Child training with Melissa Heiland on January 19, 2013.  I thought that you might be interested in the following figures:  Last year we had a total number of Gospel presentations of 78 and a total professions of faith of 14.  As of the end of April 2013, we had a total Gospel presentations of 55 and a total professions of faith of 17.  We are praising God for His work among us.  Just thought you’d like to know.

Jackson, AL

Our Center applied for a grant and part of the grant requirements is an onsite visit and Ministry Assessment.  During the assessment, we shared how all of our staff and volunteers are trained in evangelism through the Save the Mother, Save the Child program.  The representative was very impressed with our efforts to share the gospel with our clients and commended us on our efforts to keep the gospel our main focus at the Center.  Thank you Evantell!

Jefferson City,TN

Our pregnancy center’s mission is to share Jesus with every lost person that God brings.  God has given us the passion and the boldness to reach others for Christ, but our challenge has been a clear gospel presentation that would be simple and non-threatening.  This training has been amazingly helpful.  I feel the word pictures make it simple to understand, easy to respond to and totally effective.  It takes the fear out of sharing the gospel.

Since I have begun using this presentation two clients have rededicated their lives to Christ and today a young woman trusted Christ for her salvation.  Praise God!  I believe that time is short and eternity is long.  May we be obedient to share Him with everyone that will listen.  I trust that He will bring the harvest.  I am SO anxious for all of the client advocates in my center to receive this training.  Thank you EvanTell for equipping us to share Jesus Christ in our community!

North Platte, NE

The training on how to share a three word testimony was clear and easy to follow.  One counselor reported that the day after the training she shared her testimony four times!

Wasilla, AK

Product Review for May I Ask You A Question—This brochure (in its many formats) has excellently aided us in being able to present a gospel message in a non-threatening way to our clients.  There are many for whom this opens up a line of discussion for questions they may have, or gives them something to seriously consider.  We use it in every area of our facility.  The new design layouts also attract younger clients who may not otherwise want to check the brochure out.

Huntsville, TX

Praise the Lord!  I used your method yesterday and was blessed to lead a young client to the Lord.

Searcy, AR

I attended the training in last Friday and was able to use ‘Bad News/Good News’ Monday afternoon to share with a client and lead her to faith in Christ!  This is such wonderful material and makes the transition into spiritual conversation so much easier and more natural.  Thank you so much . . . it was such a blessing!

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