Latest News & Information
12/04/22 11.30 hrs (GMT) - We continue to be in contact with our people on the ground and the situation is still very difficult as they cope with the conflict. They want to pass on their greateful thanks to all who have donated money and kept them in their thoughts and prayers.
Money is still needed for the refugees they are looking afer and we have also set up a "Hardship Fund" that can be used for local villagers who are not receiving money in pensions, salaries etc.
News & Information
14/03/22 16.30 hrs (GMT) - We have just had some new photos arrive, along with this incredible video from the villages. You will see our good friend Mayor Josef addressing us in the video.
The girl who did the translation on the video is from one of the families that we regularly stay with during the Summer Mission and she said this .....
"We are still at home, and my parents too. ..............A lot of people left Transcarpathia. But thanks to God, it is still safe here, although the air signal warning was heard this morning. There are lots of refugees in our school too. We are teaching online, so our students are at home."
09/03/22 17.00 hrs (GMT) - We have been in regular contact with the local Mayor and Pastors in the area we support and the 5 refugee centres are being setup. They are using the money we have sent as part of our initial funding to ensure that they can be ready to support the refugees. The centres are filling up fast and they want us to pass on their grateful thanks for the support; being on the ground they can use our funds quickly and effectively in the right areas.
We are hoping to have some updated photographs of what they are achieving soon.
03/03/22 11.30 hrs (GMT) - There was an evening of prayer and reflection at Holy Trinity Church Claygate (HTC) last night which included a live video call with our partners on the ground in the villages we support. They spoke passionately about the current conflict and the effect it is having in the area and their need for help financially and in prayer. The evening was very well attended both in person and those joining via the live Zoom link HTC has been using to broadcast services during the pandemic. Patrick (Vicar at HTC) launched the HTC Easter Appeal which is raising funds for UCP for us to use with our partners on the ground.
28/02/22 17.45 hrs (GMT) - We have been talking to the local administrator in the area today, they are setting up buildings as refugee centres. We should have more images and information tomorrow.
27/02/22 21.30 hrs (GMT) - We are starting to see donations coming through and we are very grateful. we are keeping our partners in the Ukraine up to date with developments.
Preparations for Mission 2022
We are currently assembling a team of people keen to help with children, youth and the community as well as the medical mission leaving for Ukraine in early August 2022. We mainly recruit from the UK and Hungary but other nationalities are welcome as well. Please feel free to contact us if you are interested in joining us so we can give you more details.
All of our preparations are reliant on being able to travel, if the Covid and the current war situation allows.
Winter Mission 2020
Our Winter Mission team left for the villages in Transcapathia on Thursday 6th Feb for a long weekend of bible study with the elders from all 3 villages. This was a great opportunity for us to spend time with the Elders who were very busy working in the summer and we do not see them very much during the Summer Mission. This year we did a study entitled "40 Days with Jesus" where we delivered 6 talks followed by breakout discussion groups. We were lucky enough to get some snow and had our traditional snow ball fight (or two) .... The UK is still winning this annual "competition". We were grateful for your prayer and look forward ot our next winter mission.