LifeJourney Responds to Ukrainian Need

Join The Effort!

It’s so important that we, as a church family, do something specific to respond to the desperate plight of our brothers and sisters in Ukraine. The Bible says, “If a brother or sister is naked and lacks daily food, and one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace; keep warm and eat your fill,’ and yet you do not supply their bodily needs, what good is that? Be doers of the Word, and not merely hearers.” James 1:22 and 2:15.

As we discussed a couple weeks ago in our sermon series on Second Corinthians: Don’t let what you can’t give keep you from giving what you can! Second Corinthians 8:12.

People comfort a woman following fleeing from Ukraine to Hungary, after Russia launched a massive military operation against Ukraine, at a border crossing in Beregsurany, Hungary, February 26, 2022. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

So here’s the plan! The leader of our Pendleton Oasis, Deb Lorenz, works as a counselor at Riverside
Junior High. A member of that school’s staff, Alona Voitko is from Ukraine. She and a group of other local Ukrainians have formed an organization called Indiana Supports Ukraine that is gathering and
shipping critical materials to wounded Ukrainian soldiers and displaced Ukrainian families. (20+) Help
Ukrainian | Facebook
. They’re collecting everything from medical supplies to diapers to pacifiers to
neck braces to thermal underwear, etc., etc.

Here is how we can participate as a congregation:

  1. Go to the Amazon shopping list of Indiana Supports Ukraine. Here’s the link:
  2. Select the item or items from the list you wish to donate.
  3. When you process your order, it will ask you to select a shipping address. Alona Voitko will
    appear as an option. Choose that option.
  4. Go to our LifeJourney Facebook page and leave a message on our Ukrainian post saying, “Count
    me in! I made a donation.”
  5. Share our Facebook post with your Facebook friends and invite them to participate. Leave a
    message on our Facebook post saying you’ve shared our post.

Let’s do this together! Let’s see how many donations and how many shares we can generate as a
church family. In worship service, sometimes we sing a song that says:

We are a sea of voices
We are an ocean of your praise
Gathered under one name
We are a tide that’s rising
And we cannot be contained
Gathered under one name

Standing shoulder to shoulder, we can make a difference! And by the way, if you’d rather donate
through an organization other than Indiana Supports Ukraine, that’s great too. You can still participate
in this effort!

Thank you for being a doer of the Word and not just a hearer.


  1. Reply
    Carla Henderson says:

    Count me. I made a donation.

  2. Reply
    M Pettry & J Grossman says:

    May God defend the just. We donated

  3. Reply
    Joe Lindley says:

    I have been wondering how I could help in my own small way. Thank you for the information. I donated and shared the link on Facebook. Pray for and help the Ukrainian people.

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