Because of the horrific violence that took place in eastern Ukraine, thousands of people were forced to flee their homes
for other parts of the country. To help evangelical churches minister to these devastated individuals and families, Slavic
Gospel Association created the Crisis Evangelism Fund (CEF). SGA has also created a special project for women.
Forced out of their homes or jobs by the ongoing conflict, each of these women faced tales of tragedy and loss, tales of financial ruin, and tales of ongoing hardship, uncertainty, and anxiety in the midst of a Ukrainian economy in shambles. But through SGA’s new Cotton Tales Project, refugee women are creating beautifully-crocheted forest animals and colorful, Ukrainian-style kitchen aprons. They are helping to provide for their families in a productive way.
The CottonTales Project provides a way for these women to have supplemental work between shifts in the meager-paying jobs they have struggled to find. Often, they are treated as unwelcome outsiders somehow to blame for the strife in the east and the ruin of the local economy. In this atmosphere the Church can shine the love of Christ to these hurting ladies.
Source: Christian Telegraph; Slavic Gospel Association
Bible Study: Deuteronomy 24:17-22
PRAISE God that, through loving support, these mothers are being exposed to the Gospel. PRAY that their tears may soon turn to joy in Christ Jesus.