Helping Raise Up Dynamic Christian Leaders in Ukraine
Since the war in Ukraine began, nearly four million people have fled the country. On February 24, UBTS halted all classes and transformed its facilities into a refugee center to assist some of the thousands of Ukrainians who pass through L’viv on the way to the nearby Polish border.
One UBTS facility is dedicated to providing shelter, meals, clothing, and medical assistance to Ukrainian refugees, as well as transportation to the Polish border and assistance with resettlement. A second UBTS facility is dedicated to the distribution of tons of humanitarian food, medical, and hygiene supplies throughout Ukraine where the need is greatest. This work is coordinated through students, pastors and churches in the UBTS network.
UBTS is establishing a refugee reintegration center in Poland to provide counseling and other aid to help Ukrainians resettle in Poland and other European countries. They also will teach Ukrainians how to share the gospel with others who need its message of hope and salvation. This commitment of the UBTS team to provide physical, spiritual, and emotional assistance to displaced Ukrainians is rooted in the Seminary’s core values:
- Biblical – love God and love your neighbor
- Missional– live not for yourselves but for others
- Accountable– use your spiritual gifts to build God’s Kingdom
UBTS leaders continue to be prayerful and strategic as they anticipate how relief efforts will need to pivot and adapt as the needs emerging from this crisis continue to grow and change.
UBTS Humanitarian Relief Impact
Through June 2022