As necessary sanctions rise to halt the efforts of the Russian regime, it’s the people of Russia, rather than government leaders, who are feeling the most pain right now. The price of milk has risen five or six times what it was weeks ago. Car parts are scarce, and most flights are unavailable. Still, the churches are doing what they can to help Ukrainian refugees who have fled to Russia.
Pastor Henryk Skrzypkowski and members of CBC opened the Christian Transit Center (CTC) for Ukrainian refugees and have received more than 2,000 refugees. The center has beds for 200 people, and their registration desk and kitchen are open 24 hours.
Kingsville Baptist Church (KBC), a merger of the non-denominational Slavic Church of Christ in Baltimore and First Baptist Church of Kingsville, is comprised of up to three generations of immigrants primarily from Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus.