UBTS Responds to the Crisis in Ukraine
With the invasion of Russian forces into Ukraine, Ukrainian Baptist Theological Seminary (UBTS) has halted classes and is now using all of its facilities to provide humanitarian aid to people who are fleeing west to L’viv – most of them women and children. UBTS volunteers are caring for their physical, spiritual, and emotional needs by providing food, shelter, medical care, clothing, and relocation assistance, as well as prayer and counseling. Members of the UBTS team in other Ukrainian cities (Uzhhorod, Chernivtsi, Rivne, and Zakarpattia) and in Poland, have also provided aid to more than 4,500 people in those areas.
UBTS also has become a hub for receiving essential supplies, including food, first aid kits, and diapers and is distributing them to other cities in Ukraine where the need is greatest.
In a new relief effort, UBTS will continue to assist Ukrainians after their arrival in Poland. The UBTS team is establishing a refugee reintegration center there to provide trauma 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.
In this moment of crisis, UBTS is a trusted partner, capable of providing this essential relief and committed to serving Christ
by serving others.