Ukraine Update March 5, 2022

Hello, we just wanted to give you an update after today. 

➡ We reached the Ukrainian side of the border. We packed our friend’s combi car with goods and gifts for people and drove. We saw a favour of the Lord upon as, because as Siya is a south-african citizen, he needs visa to be in Ukraine. The guards stopped him and questioned us, but after all they agreed for us to serve at the ukrainian side without official entry 🙏

➡ The needs are overwhelming. We brought with us 4x10L thermos with hot tea and hundreds of bread rolls, juice mousses and protein bars for children and everything was gone in less than half an hour. Happily we had a chance to refill thermoses with hot tea with a gas stove so we were handing those out as the time went by. 

➡ When we reached the place, we understood why the Lord has us on the streets handing out sandwiches, cake and tea to homeless for 3 years. We realised we are trained for such a time like this. While other organisations were standing in their tents waiting for the people to approach them, we decided to take foldable tables and churches and enter the line with the ukrainians. This way, we could reach the children, the shy, the weak, the scared and create a gathering there. As people were waiting we had time to share the gospel with them, pray, laugh and cry, explain what Poland is like, etc. It felt like family gathering in the middle of boarder line. We felt hearts of the people melted. 

➡ The boarder was very busy today. There were thousands of people standing in a long long line and it was very cold. The children are often too tired to walk, so women carry their luggages (usually 2 bags) and children alone. We were helping them carry babies and luggages, but it seemed like a drop in the ocean. The crowd was very big. We were told that the intensity of traffic increases each time there is a bomb attack. This is why we can see waves of masses coming in every few days – depending on the intensity of the war. 

➡ Just to inform you, we are in a border crossing called Korczowa. It is a relatively small one, but also there are not as many volunteers or help organisations as on the main ones. We are not in the same place as Europe Awakening is, as we had people asking. 

➡ As the needs are great and potential to preach the gospel huge, we are planning to call for a team of volunteers and missionaries come and join us, possibly in the midst of march. We are working on coordination and preparing ground for them🙏🙏

➡🙏 We have a dream to also organize street outreaches in Lviv, train station. We know there are masses of people there, very desperate and broken, arriving there from the whole Ukraine (the journey taking days and trains being overcrowded) in hope to be picked up by the buses and vans from the border. It is only 70 kms away from our border crossing and there are convoys sent daily to that place from the border. But it will depend on our resources and people that will come to join. 

➡ We also must focus on long term strategy. We have started receiving news about refugees being kicked out of a shelter place after some nights. Since there are still great numbers coming to Poland, we really feel like we want to start a base where we will be able to provide long-term, safe, family atmosphere, accommodation. We are planning to rent a base in the next few weeks. Latest, next month. 

Thank you so much for standing with up in this challenging time 🙏 We want to see Jesus glorified, people saved and reached by the love of God. It is our goal, our passion, our calling.

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In Honor Of Dinah At Kettey’s Exchange for Children and Women Resources, we see these children as our own. Every need they have and every tear that falls from their face and into our hands we consider to be a deep need to problem solve issues quickly before they become out of hand. This lovely child was found in Ghana with an eye infection that could have been addressed with proper medical attention and supplies. She was only 12 years old and passed away due to not being able to get medical attention on time. We found her during the last stages of her life and we could not believe that an eye infection that could have been treated easily in the U.S. could not be found in Ghana for her. These are stories we do not want to see repeated for any child we find. Every donation in medical supplies or care is considered a blessing for us. We even invite doctors to donate time with us for a few days to help treat these children as part of missionary work to inspire hope and healing. We believe everyone can be part of the solution. If you have anything you wish to donate, contribute or offer, please call our founders office and specify the donation request.

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Emelia Kettey’s support to our formation is essential. It has allowed us the opportunity to announcement our formation in a timely manner as we await for our official 501c3 designation. Kettey is a valued partner in goodwill; she exemplifies servant leadership, stated Ike Howard Viola Ford Fletcher Foundation’s the Chief Foundation Officer and grandson of Viola Ford Fletcher.

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Ketty’s Nonprofit’s focus remains unchanged: We serve the disadvantaged, children, and women. Specifically, providing resources to those battered, trafficked, and neglected who require bridging support. For example, today, Ghana has no women’s shelters, leaving them in despair while sleeping on roadsides suffering ongoing violence and hopelessness. Assisting these women and children in Ghana attain health, wellness, and safe spaces to live, learn, and mature to self-sufficiency is dear to me, as are caring for those in need in the USA and Mexico.

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Emelia Kettey Tagoe
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