Evangelical Christians hold Day of Ministry in Ukrainian cities
Already 19 regional associations of Evangelical Christians throughout Ukraine joined the charity action“Day of Ministry.” In future, the project is to become nationwide.
“The Day of Ministry” is a series of charitable and social events initiated by evangelical Christians to encourage everyone to do good deeds and show that the churches are already working in this direction, RISU journalist Volodymyr Moroz reports. Currently, such projects have been launched in Kyiv on May 30, in Kharkiv on May 30-31, and in Krasnoarmiysk on May 30. Already on June 6, they start in Zaporizhia and Ternopol and on June 7 in Poltava.
“The idea is that everyone can do good and does not have to wait that someone will come and do it for him, save, help,” says nation-level information coordinator Olena Aleynikova. “The call "Everyone can do good” is a slogan of our project. As in order to do good, you need not be Superman. We want everyone to understand this idea.”
Protestant churches embody many charitable projects throughout Ukraine, but are not used to advertise it,” continues Ms. Aleynikova.
“And now it's time to talk, because people do not realize how much work the church does. Here, for example, in Rivne, the churches are small, but we saw how many thousands of tons of aid they send to the East,” said the information coordinator. “The Churches accept immigrants. Often they take on a challenge where the state cannot or does not want it. Their rehabilitation centers are more effective than the public ones. Instead, in TV programs, even if a particular event is held by a church, it is presented as conducted by "volunteers." It is also one of the reasons why we wanted to organize a “day of ministry”. Not even for churches, but for ordinary people who do all this,to show that ordinary people can do a lot.”