Updates on the Ukraine Crisis

The latest updates on the Ukraine Crisis and its impact on our work in Moldova.

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JMI is an organization that seeks to create sustainable and Gospel-centered life change for the poor, orphaned, and forgotten people of the world. When any type of conflict or injustice arises, military or otherwise, the poor and vulnerable suffer the most. We are praying and working for the protection of families caught in the middle of this conflict; we pray this conflict will be resolved quickly and peacefully.

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An Update from Moldova 

The war continues in Ukraine. As the shock of the conflict wears off, the realities of war are still incredibly sharp for the refugees flooding into Moldova from Ukraine. Our team is staying busy as they continue to provide aid to refugees around the country. Through needed supplies, resources, and care, our JMI team is working nonstop to continue the necessary work in Moldova. 

Refugees are continuing to cross the border into Moldova. Recently, our staff met two different women caring for refugees, both of them elderly and acting as caregivers. One of the women called our team 3 times for help. She is sheltering a friend of hers from Ukraine. They have been friends for 50 years and the refugee woman is disabled, with no friends or family around her to help. She came to Moldova with the help of neighbors. We were able to provide them with the supplies and support they needed to be secure.

The other woman came from Ukraine with her little nephew and dog. Stressed and sad, she talked about her experience as a refugee. The boy was quiet, thinking about his parents still in Ukraine. JMI was also able to get them the resources they needed as well as share the Gospel with them. 

As the crisis continues, so does the work of our staff. We have established multiple partnerships with organizations that are now working with our staff and ministry to expand the reach of the aid we can give refugees and their families. Not only has JMI closely linked arms with local churches and refugee camps in Moldova, but through organizations like Samaritan’s Purse and World Vision, we can provide critical services and care for those fleeing Ukraine. 

In the village of Glodeni, over 250 families are living there, hosted by Moldovans. The city reached out to JMI because they were in desperate need and no one else was able to help them. We were able to provide these families with food, soap, etc… We hope to return to this city with more food bags and hygiene kits.

JMI seeks to care for the vulnerable, at any age. We are seeing generations of people being helped and supported through the work of JMI. We would not be able to do this without you. As you go about your week, will you pray for Moldova? Pray for the Ukrainian refugees coming in and staying in Moldova, pray for our partners and their work, and pray for peace in Ukraine.

Previous News

Scroll through previous updates about JMI’s work in Moldova below!

News From Our Team in Moldova

This past week, our work in Moldova mirrored the Easter celebrations so many of us participated in. Food bags were filled with Easter treats and cakes; games and activities were brought to children to celebrate our risen Savior. As our team continues to work around...

Continuing to Care for Those Impacted by the War in Ukraine

As news outlets report almost ⅔ of Ukrainian children being displaced since the war began, our Moldova team ministered to refugee families by hosting a Kids Day Camp. For the last two months, refugee children have been under incredible amounts of stress, their...

Kids Camp for Refugees in Moldova

This past Saturday, our Moldova team ministered to refugee families in Moldova by hosting a Kids Day Camp! For the last two months, refugee children have been under incredible amounts of stress, their world-changing around them rapidly, in complex and scary ways. Our...

An Update from Cezara

The Refugee Crisis Continues 3/28/2022-4/1/2022 In Moldova, we are continuing to hear firsthand from refugees fleeing Ukraine. Refugees are fearful for the family they have still in Ukraine. Women worry about their husbands who are unable to join them across the...

Introducing our Crisis Response Team

In Moldova, our team continues to assess our work providing aid to refugees. In the last few weeks, we built a team of staff in Moldova that will lead the charge of caring for these refugees. Cezara Moscalciuc has stepped into the role of our Head of Crisis Response...

An Update from Moldova

As the war continues in Ukraine, JMI’s effort to provide aid and support to refugees remains a focus for the organization. Chris Hardy, Director of Programs and Church Partnerships, and Rachel Trammell, Sponsorship and Programs Manager, recently returned to the U.S....

Together We Are Making A Difference

Over the last two weeks almost 3 million people have fled Ukraine seeking safety and shelter in their neighboring countries. More than 350,000 have escaped to Moldova, many have traveled on to other countries, but there are an estimated 150,000 who have remained in...

Update from Alina

On February 28th, 2022, Mary Katharine Hunt and Chris Hardy sat down to talk about the impact of the invasion of Ukraine with Alina Magdaliuc, the National Director of the Moldovan arm of JMI.  The JMI team in Moldova, a staff of about 40, jumped in head first to...

Pray for Ukraine

Our hearts are heavy as we watch what is happening in Ukraine. The ramifications of this attack are global, and for JMI and our friends and family, they are also personal. As you know, one of the countries where we work primarily is Moldova, which directly borders...

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