As a part of the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada, we at Delta Church support ERDO, the humanitarian agency of the PAOC.
ERDO (Emergency Relief and Development Overseas) is a Christian organization passionately responding to the practical needs of people living in poverty or crisis around the world by listening, caring and partnering.
Ukraine has been under attack since February 24th. Since that time, ERDO has been active in monitoring the evolving situation, and is providing practical support through their partners.
Here is an excerpt from the ERDO Ukraine Emergency Response Page:
Here are some of the immediate needs for prayer and support:
ERDO’s ChildCARE Plus partners in Ukraine have been working to evacuate all the sponsored children along with orphaned children and children with disabilities. Half of these children are currently on their way to a neighbouring country while the others are waiting to be evacuated. We regularly connect with our ChildCARE Plus partners in Ukraine to ensure their safety and continued support.
As an initial response, we are working through local churches to support 5,000 people in different areas of Ukraine. Internally displaced families and vulnerable community members are receiving emergency packs containing food, medicine, household items for temporary shelters and hygiene supplies. 100 local churches are distributing these supply packages. While there is a window open to work directly in Ukraine, we are focusing our efforts there.
We are also in the process of extending our support to refugees in Poland alongside the Polish Pentecostal Churches. We are partnering with them to deliver emergency supplies to families on the Ukrainian border. These supplies will be distributed by Pentecostal Union churches directly in Ukraine. We are also exploring the possibility of supporting refugees in Moldova, partnering with Pentecostal Union churches of Moldova.
We believe in a God who changes hearts and can bring about the end to conflict and war.
Pray today for the safe evacuation of the children. Pray for vulnerable or displaced families, and those who have been injured. Pray for pastors and churches caught in the middle of active fighting while they minister to their communities.
Please consider giving in addition to your regular tithes. Click here to go to our online giving page, and make sure to write either ERDO or Ukraine in the memo so we get the funds to those who need it.