A Ukrainian war refugee gives the thumbs up after receiving food provided by TBM and a group of Romanian Baptist churches.

Two years into the war, refugees still suffer

Baptist churches around Suceava, Romania, continue to care for and feed Ukrainian refugees almost two years after the Russian invasion, and TBM has come alongside the congregations to help provide the meals.

“The churches in and around Suceava have been an important lifeline for the refugees,” said Mickey Lenamon, TBM executive director/CEO. “They asked if we could help. We could, so we did. Our generous financial donors made this possible.”

Suceava is about 28 miles south of the Romanian-Ukrainian border. TBM funds sent to the churches are providing rice and bread, among other food items.

“When the world's attention has moved on to other world events, the war and displacement of families continues,” said Rupert Robbins, associate director of TBM Disaster Relief. “It is humbling and amazing to see how God continues to use TBM and these partners in Romania, as well as others in the region, to make a kingdom and eternal impact in the lives of the hurting.”

Pastor Cătălin Croitor, who is president of the regional Baptist association, expressed his gratitude to TBM in an email to Robbins. “I would like to take this opportunity in order to express my thanks to you for the generous donation that Texas Baptist Men have made towards helping the Ukrainian war refugees,” Croitor wrote.

“Your sacrificial giving is not taken for granted and it is very much appreciated by us. It is an answer to prayers, a great encouragement to us and a blessing to many."

(The photos are captured from videos shot in Suceava, Romania.)