It was such a pleasure to join you on Sunday for the adult forum on Ukraine. It is heartening to know that so many people are watching current events and want to make a difference. One reputable way to do this is through Lutheran Disaster Response ( and we mentioned on Sunday other places to give as well. Prayers are also essential. My prayers are for leaders to make good decisions and for the return of stability in so many lives. I pray for peace, too.

I thank you also for your support of my program, the Central Europe Teachers. I appreciate the financial support through last week’s special collection and other gifts designated to us. We feel your prayerful support, as well. If you’d like to see more regular updates from us, including notes about what our partners are doing in response to the crisis in Ukraine, please follow us on Facebook ( and/or Instagram (

Thank you for your continued prayerful presence.

-Naomi Sveholm