Helping our children pray for what is happening in Ukraine

13th March 2022

 

Joy Vee is a Christian children’s author, who lives in the UK now, but is married to a Ukrainian. She lived in Ukraine and Russia for 7 years. She has a message for you, and ways that you can pray.

You may have family in Ukraine, or friends with family out there. Or maybe you see other boys and girls and feel sad for them. Maybe you feel afraid that war might happen here, or you might feel guilty that you are safe at home, and they are not.

Please see our Newsletter section for Joy's helpful and hopeful suggestions for our children who are seeing the events in Ukraine on the news and feel frightened and sad. You can also find some useful links to websites offering help for adults supporting children with the issues surrounding the Russian invasion of Ukraine here.

If you would like to do something to help people affected by the conflict, we have included two links - one is for the British Red Cross and the other is for Oxfam, both of whose international work in relieving suffering is well known. If you are able, please support these charities, and also join us in praying for an end to the conflict.

British Red Cross - https://www.redcross.org.uk/stories/disasters-and-emergencies/world/ukraine-red-cross-response-in-europe

Oxfam - https://www.oxfam.org.uk/oxfam-in-action/current-emergencies/ukraine-crisis-appeal/

'May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him' Romans 15:13

 

Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.

Proverbs 22:6