As you watch the tragedy unfold in Ukraine, take heart knowing your IMB missionaries are serving those in need alongside local Baptist partners – providing emergency food relief, shelter, and clothing to displaced families. As a faithful IMB partner, I want to make sure you are aware of our response in this rapidly escalating crisis.


IMB President Paul Chitwood is currently in neighboring Poland where he has been meeting with missionaries coordinating our response. He shared how one church planter became emotional talking through the immensity of the crisis, saying, “I wasn’t prepared for this in seminary.”


No one could be prepared for the human trauma revealed through this crisis. It is only by the grace of God that we can offer help and hope to those in need.


Through Send Relief, the Southern Baptist compassion ministry, we began responding in Ukraine before the invasion. Relief efforts have now expanded to serve the thousands displaced in surrounding countries.  In addition, Send Relief is also deploying an assessment team of volunteers from North Carolina Baptist Men, Ohio Baptist Convention and Southern Baptists of Texas Convention who will use their expertise to assess major needs. As the crisis continues, we will adjust to changing conditions.


By following this link, you can watch regular video updates  and get other and information about how Southern Baptists are helping Ukraine from the IMB.



So, how can you help?


Please pray. There is no more significant tool for relief in this conflict than prayer. To help you, we have created a prayer guide you can find online. The prayer guide will soon be available in Spanish, Chinese and Korean.


Please give. If you or anyone you know are interested in supporting Ukrainian relief financially, you may give online through 100% of your gifts will serve Ukrainians in need.


Your praying and giving allow us to continue providing even more help and hope. Thank you for your ongoing support. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to We welcome the opportunity to serve you.


Yours in Christ,

Chris Kennedy


Chief Advancement Officer
Office of the President, IMB

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