Ephrata church hopes to herald Ukrainian refugees

EPHRATA, Pa. – “We have been very devastated by this struggle, have taken it very personally.”

Battle is breaking hearts everywhere in the world, from Ukraine, to proper right here southeastern Pennsylvania.

“I personally could not eat or sleep for a couple of days for positive.”

Konstantin Reznik is a missions pastor at Bethany Slavic Church in Ephrata, a church made up of greater than 300 individuals, lots of whom are immigrants from Ukraine, Russia and Belarus. After the U.S. authorities introduced it’s going to begin accepting as much as 100-thousand Ukrainian refugees, the church is hoping to absorb a few of them.

“At this level it sounds prefer it’s simply going to be for household connections right here within the states,” stated Reznik, “We’re nonetheless attempting to course of what which means, however we might like to obtain refugees.”

Church officers say a number of native companies have already reached out to them saying in the event that they do settle for refugees, they’ll supply them jobs and even housing.

In the meantime, the church has already raised greater than half 1,000,000 {dollars} for Ukraine, and volunteers are getting ready for a meals and baking fundraiser on Saturday at 1.

“We’re truly getting ready to ship containers to Ukraine by Romania and Poland,” stated affiliate pastor Vladimir Teleguz, noting that the church is looking for donations of non-perishable meals, clothes and first support kits. “It would not matter what’s your nationality, we serve the identical God, and naturally we wish to assist all these individuals over there.”

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