Ben and I got to know each other when I was I pastoring in Hungary, and we have kept in touch over the years. I have had the opportunity to serve with him in Ukraine, and he has visited our church in Colorado many times as well.
When the war began in Ukraine last February, Ben and his family decided to stay in order and try to meet the needs of the many displaced people who were coming to the region where he lives seeking refuge and safety.
This safety is somewhat relative, as Ben’s city has also come under attack from Russia.
In this episode of the Theology for the People podcast, I speak with Ben about the significant humanitarian aid his church has been providing, as well as how the war has affected people’s view of God.
We also discuss other ethical and theological questions related to the war, including the conundrum faced by Christians in Russia regarding how to respond.
Benjamin Morrison is a missionary in Ukraine and the pastor of Calvary Chapel Svitlovodsk in Central Ukraine.
Ben is also a leader with City to City in Europe and Ukraine.
To support Ben and the ministry he is doing, visit bit.ly/give2ukraine
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One of the opportunities our church has in our new facility is the ability to run a food pantry for those in the community who need it.
We’ve been hearing reports from more and more people in our church who are out of work, either temporarily or permanently, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Those who work in service industries have been hit hard, salons have been forced to close until the end of April, restaurants have had to lay off workers, and we are hearing that many of these people have not yet been able to register for unemployment benefits because the website is so overloaded with requests.
We have wanted to have a food pantry ministry for a while, and the timing of this starting now will hopefully help many who are struggling to make ends meet or struggling to find they supplies they need.
If you or anyone you know could use a little help with food or household supplies, please contact our church at 303-775-3485 to set up a time to come in, or see the hours below.
The food pantry is also accepting donations, if you would like to contribute:
non-perishable food items
baby food, diapers, wipes
hygiene and sanitary products
Initial Hours of Operation
Address: White Fields Community Church – 2950 Colorful Ave. Longmont, CO 80504
Donations may be dropped-off:
Mondays: 12:30-2:30 PM
Wednesdays: 10:00 AM -12:00 PM
Pick up will be available curbside from an inventory list:
Fridays: 10:00 AM -3:00 PM
Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.