Ukraine Thank You

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

We wish to express our eternal gratitude for the financial support of our ministry in Ukraine. People continue to suffer and die in this war. Many people were forced to leave their homes and workplaces, often escaping only with documents.

Many of these people have found refuge in our churches and monasteries. Some have already returned to their homes to rebuild them and ask us to buy building materials such as windows, roof covering, bricks, and other needs.

Many people have also lost their jobs and have no means of subsistence, so they come to our monasteries for food, personal hygiene items, and clothes. In our religious house in Obukhiv, we cook food, which we later serve on the spot and deliver meals to Kyiv where it is distributed in various parts of the city.

We spend quite a lot of money on helping the refugees. Still, these people are currently unable to rent an apartment or feed themselves, as many workplaces are closed or destroyed. We can continue to help such people thanks to your generosity.

Unfortunately, the war against Ukraine is still ongoing, and we do not know when it will end. More and more people will continue to lose their flats, livelihoods, or even health. This was the case a few days ago when a rocket fell near our monastery in Obukhiv which not only destroyed neighboring buildings but also caused one person to lose a leg.

Thank you once again for your solidary, financial support, and especially for your prayers. We continue to ask for your prayers and financial assistance. May the good God reward you all a hundred times and protect all of you in peace.

With respect and prayers,

Fr. Witalij Podolan, OMI

Superior – Oblate Delegation of Ukraine