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Ukraine: refugee children attend Bible camps

Thanks to Ukrainian Mercy Projects workers, who are war refugees themselves, Ukrainian refugee children in Hungary have enjoyed Bible camps this summer.

Youth Camp Director Yana Glushko fled to Hungary with her three children after Russia invaded Ukraine. Before long she and her Mercy Projects colleagues were contacting other refugee families, inviting their children to camp.  

"I made this decision to show God’s love through actions", says Yana, "loving them, showing acceptance. I can see God touched their lives."

And for the refugee kids, uprooted from their homes and friends, it was a breath of fresh air. "I like camp because I have new friends", said one. "It is the most happy time in my life", said another. Read more here.

Back in Ukraine, the Kjiv Jewish Messianic Congregation (KJMC) organized an international prayer retreat to intercede for their country. It's one of 90 Ukraine news stories provided by Global News Alliance reporters and affiliates since the beginning of the year.

KJMC reports that Christians from eight countries recently joined them in Kjiv for a time of prayer intercession for Ukraine. While 1,000 attendees prayed on-site, 20,000 viewers from 38 different countries prayed with them online.

The messianic believers are taking action as well. As a result of the war in Ukraine, many towns have lost hospitals, doctors and dentists, leaving thousands of residents without health care. The Kjiv Jewish Messianic Congregation has responded by sending out a mobile dental clinic to meet some of those needs.

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