Ministry updates in the midst of war
Please note that for the duration of the war, our stories may be delayed by a few days, with some information removed from online publication, for the safety of our staff, youth, and families.
We’re thankful to report that at the moment, everyone is still safe. It has been a harrowing few days, but our staff and youth and families are staying together, helping each other, and praying.
Every evening in the Shelter, residents and staff gather to pray for our country:
Every day, the attacks draw closer and become more serious. But our staff members continue to carry out our primary mission: to love and serve orphanage graduates.
All the grocery stores and pharmacies in Zhytomyr have run out of baby formula and baby food. We were able to buy some extras before the crisis, which is now a huge help to our moms. We’re taking groceries to orphaned students, helping with transportation needs, and supporting families in other ways as we stay in close communication with them.
We’re so thankful and encouraged by your donations, and all your emails, calls, and texts to say you’re praying. We want to extend a special welcome to those who’ve given for the first time this week. We’re so grateful you’ve reached out to help Zhytomyr’s most vulnerable youth and families. Right now, all new donations are going straight to humanitarian aid for our community.
Please keep praying! Join people all over the world who are crying out to the God of love on behalf of the country we love. We will continue to update you as we have news.
With gratitude and trust,
The Last Bell Team