The Hungarian speaking Reformed Congregation in Beregszász/Berehove, Ukraine, is organizing activities for often traumatized refugee children and Sunday afternoon services in Ukrainian, so that IDPs have spiritual relief, as well.
More and more people are arriving in the city on the banks of the River Vyacheslav from Ukraine's interior provinces. For them, too, a calm environment, kindness, welcome and faith in God as a support are important. The leaders of the Reformed congregation, seeing their situation, have started church events for them. Accordingly, on Sunday afternoons they can attend Ukrainian-language services in the Church.
Church leaders have noticed that there are more and more refugees in the city, including many children. Therefore, twice a week, children's workshops in Ukrainian are organised, which are popular with the families of refugees who were forced to leave their homes and have been welcomed by the congregations of the Reformed Church in Transcarpathia.
“The purpose of the church is to follow Jesus' command and to preach the gospel to all people. The Ukrainian-language children's activities are organized by the Ukrainian children's evangelistic community, who themselves have left their homes and found a temporary home in Berehove or the surrounding area,” said Pastor Marianna Taracközi. “The church service is an opportunity to proclaim the Word of God, to stand in solidarity and be in fellowship with those who are in extreme difficult situation, to pray together and jointly seek God's will and His peace,” she added.