Sunday 20 March 2022

Pray for Jerry in Ukraine

Hi friends,

Just a quick update to let you know Jerry is on his way to Ukraine today with Ebbe, Florin (PdF's director and assistant director), and Ciprian (PdF's cook). They're driving two of PdF's big vans and a trailer full of food and supplies into Ukraine. The current plan is to travel to Vinnytsia, and to connect with some ministry partners who are providing humanitarian support to displaced and war-affected Ukrainians. 

L-R: Florin, Ciprian, Ebbe and Jerry

Last night many of us from the PdF staff team worked together to pack the vans and the trailer with food and supplies, and the 4 men left this morning at 5am.

Earlier this week, we picked up all the hygiene items and supplies that the parents and students from the girls' school in Brasov donated. Yesterday we packed all these supplies into boxes and into the vans headed for Ukraine. 

We received so many clothes, toys, towels, baby items, hygiene items, and boxes full of brand new hats, gloves, socks and underwear to distribute, and we're so thankful for their generosity!

Please pray: 

- for Jerry, Ebbe, Florin, and Ciprian's safety while on the road.

- for smooth and safe border crossings and military check-point crossings inside Ukraine.

- for safety and security while they're inside Ukraine.

- for new relationships they'll build, and for God to show them clearly how PdF can continue to support and help. 

- for their wives, children, and the other PdF staff who will stay behind. 

- for Jerry's health. He currently has a small infection and some swollen lymph nodes in his neck and on the back of his head (he's otherwise feeling fine). He's on antibiotics, but he has pain in his lymph nodes especially while sleeping. Please pray for complete healing in his body as they drive.

If you want to follow along with their trip, please follow @torchbearersromania on Instagram where Jerry will be posting photos and videos as often as he's able. We'll also send out updates by email as often as we can. 

In related news, we have raised almost $60,000 (CAD) in donations so far for PdF's work with Ukrainian refugees. We are SO thankful to each and every one of you who have donated and we're so excited to see what God will do with these resources He's entrusted to us. So far your dollars have helped support refugees coming to our centre and helped fund the trip to bring aid to Ukraine. 

Please continue to donate if you are able. We know there's no shortage of reputable organizations accepting donations for Ukraine at the moment, but if you would like to be a part of the work PdF is doing to support war-affected Ukrainians in this corner of the world we'd be most grateful.

To cover PdF's costs for hosting Ukrainian refugees we've set up a special fund with Great Commission Foundation (our Canadian Mission Organization). Americans and Canadians can donate to this fund and the money will be sent directly to PdF's designated fund for Ukrainian Refugee support.

All funds raised will go directly to support war-affected Ukrainians here in Romania as refugees, at the border, and in Ukraine.

For CANADIANS: If you would like to donate to help cover the costs of PdF’s refugee support, please visit

**Please choose “Torchbearers Romania Ukraine Relief” as the designation.**

For AMERICANS: please visit to donate

**Please choose “Torchbearers Romania Ukraine Relief” as the designation.**

If you want to read about what PdF is doing in even more detail, feel free to check out PdF's 'Open Doors' Ukraine Blog here:

If you have any questions for us please reach out and contact us anytime. We'd love to hear from you!

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