UBTS Response to Crisis in Ukraine
February 26, 2022
As of February 26, 2022 – 3 p.m. (EST)
UBTS continues to serve as a hub for humanitarian aid in L’viv, as thousands of refugees surge to Western Ukraine from the front lines of the Russian invasion. Located not far from the border with Poland, L’viv has so far not experienced a direct attack, though Russian aircraft have flown over the area and some shells have exploded outside the city.
With its proximity to the border, L’viv is seeing an influx of refugees, most of them women and children, since men ages 18-60 are required to stay in the country.

The emergency response team has served over 250 people so far, offering food, clothing, a safe place to sleep, and assistance with transportation and relocation.
Most of the people are staying only a few days as they plan to cross the border. As one group leaves, more arrive seeking the same help. This steady stream of refugees – most with few possessions other than what they were able to hastily pack and carry – will continue for the foreseeable future. 
The sudden relocation and breakup of families is having a psychological impact, particularly on children. In response, UBTS has created a special play area for children and staff are praying with, encouraging, and counseling families and children.

In a call today to the UPF Board of Directors, Slavik Pyzh, president of UBTS, repeated his request that people continue to pray for a miracle in Ukraine. “I don’t know what form that miracle will take, but we need a miracle. Please pray for a miracle.”
Slavik also is telling his emergency response team that in the midst of the crisis, they are a miracle in the lives of the people they are serving. “So we pray for a miracle and believe it will come. And we can be the miracle for others.”

Your gifts to the UBTS Emergency Fund have already provided food, fuel, and housing to hundreds of people in Ukraine. Thank you for being part of the miracle.

Please share information about how God is using UBTS in this crisis with your family, friends, and church and encourage them to support these efforts with their prayers and gifts. And please, continue to pray for a miracle in Ukraine.

A video message from Slavik Pyzh, President of UBTS.
"The miracle is every one of us as we share the storms of other people."

Use the button below to make a secure, online gift to the UBTS Emergency Fund.
Every dollar will be used to meet the needs that emerge from this crisis.
Select “UBTS Emergency Fund” in the “Purpose” dropdown menu

Or send a check to the following address:
Ukraine Partnership Foundation
14027 Willow Breeze Court
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Note “UBTS Emergency Fund” on the check memo line

For other ways to make a gift, please see this document.

Thank you for your support.
Who We Are

The Ukraine Partnership Foundation (UPF) exists to help raise up dynamic Christian leaders in Ukraine, primarily by supporting the mission and work of the Ukrainian Baptist Theological Seminary (UBTS). In this moment of crisis, UBTS is a trusted partner, capable of providing humanitarian relief to the people of Ukraine. It does this by leveraging a network of students and graduates throughout Ukraine who are committed to serving Christ by serving others.

UPF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization. All contributions are tax deductible in full as allowed by law. 
Ukrainian Baptist Theological Seminary (UBTS) was founded in 2000 to train and develop Ukrainian church leaders who are committed to growing churches and transforming their communities. Students and faculty share a commitment to express Biblical, Missional, and Accountable core values in all that they do.