At the Border in Medyka, Poland
There remains a constant flow of refugees crossing the borders. At the moment, Poland has received the greatest number of people and the numbers are increasing daily. Together with CBN’s Operation Blessing and through local church partnerships, CBN’s Orphan’s Promise is meeting the needs of the refugees arriving in a variety of ways.
Many of the refugees arriving at our centres are young mothers with little children. They are exhausted from the long, stressful and dangerous route they have just taken, and uncertain about what their futures hold. These scared mothers cling to their children in fear of being separated. They’ve had to leave everything they know behind, having kissed fathers and husbands goodbye and heading in different directions. They come to us truly traumatized, but we are determined to meet them with love, care and warm, welcoming smiles.
Nataliya Khomyak, our OP Director of Operations, has recently returned from the Polish border at Medyka. She commented that,
“the biggest question is what happens next? Our goal is to work together through local churches as they are helping these women to find more permanent housing, solutions for childcare, for medical help, with basic needs, with food; and surrounding them with the love of God; surrounding them with the love of caring humans who can bring the light and love to them.”
“We are committed to working with our network of churches and partners and helping these people because we feel that this is the real help that is needed right now, and filling the gap of need in the humanitarian crisis.”
Please continue to pray for Ukraine, for the refugees fleeing and for those who are trapped. The flow has not decreased at the borders around Europe and thousands of people cross over into the unknown every day. We stand alongside the least, the lost, the hurting and broken to give hope in some of the most hopeless places. Our teams of staff and volunteers across the region are so thankful for your support both financially and in your prayers.
Thank you for your continued support. Every step, however small it may feel, makes a difference in the lives of the children and families we serve!