War against Ukraine was declared February 24, 2022 and since then we have seen the largest refugee crisis to hit eastern Europe since World War II. Bethel Global Response began their work on the ground seven days later and hasn’t left since.
Read updates below.
October 13, 2022 Update
In February 2022, the world’s heart was turned towards Eastern Europe as Ukraine experienced the greatest displacement of people since World War II. While 7 million people have found refuge outside of Ukraine, 8 million remain displaced inside, some still without access to food and water after 200 days into this conflict. We have made those communities with no alternative options near the frontlines our primary audience to care for and serve.
By the end of November 2022, over 2.5 million pounds of food will have sustained over 120,000 families with five-day food packages distributed by the local church on the ground. This initiative was a collaboration and only made possible through Mercy Chefs, Bethel Church, Hand of Hope, GoForth Missions, and other partners, as well as Bethel's long-term missionaries already on the ground in Romania and Ukraine. While food and water were trucked in, hundreds of people took advantage of the transportation out and evacuated to safety. God has built a team of trustworthy people on the ground faithfully serving their own neighbors with servant leadership in faith and love.
We hope to continue this service as long as the need exists and stand with the body of Christ being the hands and feet of Jesus in Ukraine.
March 14, 2022 Update
War against Ukraine was declared February 24, 2022 and since then we have seen the largest refugee crisis to hit eastern Europe since World War II. Currently more than 6.5 million people have been displaced or have fled the country. Bethel Global Response began their work on the ground seven days later and hasn’t left since.
Ushered forward by the passion of the local church to mobilize and be the solution to their people’s needs, Bethel Global Response, in partnership with Mercy Chefs, began to establish a distribution pipeline for food to be purchased in mass quantities and be driven in trucks to the farthest eastern parts of Ukraine. Once in the country this food was received by pastors who in turn then got it to the families hiding in bomb-shelters, subways, and underground bunkers. These local shepherds have continued to unsure the neediest people are looked after and taken care of.
As of the time of this writing, over 1,500,000 pounds of food has been distributed in Ukraine. We continue to press into these hard hit towns knowing now more than ever our timeliness is critical. It has been almost 50 days since normal supply chains stopped in Eastern Ukraine. Thousands have benefited from this initiative and our prayers and heart continue to stand with those suffering in the midst of this crisis.
Bethel Global Response oversees a team of over 1,000 people who are trained to respond to disasters. While carrying the atmosphere of heaven, we tangibly display the love of Jesus by meeting physical needs through ash outs, relief and recovery training, food distribution, and more. We meet people in moments of crisis with hope and love. Through these divine opportunities, we see life restored and people beginning to dream again.
February 16, 2023
The world is still reeling from the devastation and loss of life in Eastern Turkey and Northern Syria. A 7.8 earthquake occurred early in the morning on Monday, February 6, 2023. Bethel Global Response began their work on the ground 48 hours later.
October 20, 2022
Bethel Global Response was invited to re-engage in Carr Fire long-term recovery by the Community Foundation of the North State through forestry recovery and mitigation, and gladly accepted their invitation.
October 13, 2022
In response to an invitation to provide assistance to our nation's southern border, Bethel Global Response has plugged into a migrant base that God is using to bless the nations and equip believers for His name.