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The Church of Christ nonprofit Bread of Life Humanitarian Effort is partnering with local-area churches in Mayfield, Kentucky, to build 30 tiny homes for displaced residents after a tornado leveled their community in December 2021. Each home will be about 500 square feet with a kitchen, bathroom, and two bedrooms, according to Christian Chronicle.

Alive in Christ, an Assemblies of God ministry based in Boston, offers mentorship and training for people impacted by same-sex attraction and gender dysphoria, including strugglers, family members, pastors, and church leadership. In 2021, they held 27 one-on-one mentoring sessions, led 77 support group gatherings, hosted 23 equipping meetings, and taught 10 training sessions on how to love well those who identify as LGBTQ+ without compromising the gospel.

Slavic Gospel Association (SGA) is partnering with hundreds of churches in Ukraine and surrounding countries to help Ukrainian refugees—mostly, women and children separated from their husbands and fathers as they fled the Russian invasion. Churches in Poland, where officials expect hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian refugees, are replacing pews with temporary beds and about 90 Polish churches in SGA’s network are providing meals, blankets, clothes, and medicines.

Samaritan’s Purse airlifted an emergency field hospital and disaster response specialists over the weekend to Ukraine to provide medical and trauma care to people impacted by the Russia-Ukraine war. The unit allows more than 100 patients to be cared for each day, with the capacity for 30 in-patient beds, an operating room, and and Intensive Care Unit.

Youth For Christ USA has launched a US-based emergency fund to collect resources to support YFC staff and volunteers working in Ukraine.

MINISTRY LEADERSHIP CHANGES

M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust announced last week it has appointed Romanita Hairston as its new CEO, beginning July 2022. She will be the private foundation’s fifth CEO, replacing Steve Moore, who is retiring after 16 years. Hairston previously held leadership positions at World Vision, Microsoft, and Murdock Trust.

Marvin Olasky, veteran journalist, professor, and former WORLD editor-in-chief, has joined Discovery Institute and the Institute’s Center for Science & Culture as a Senior Fellow, starting March 1.

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Christina Darnell

Christina Darnell is a freelance writer who has contributed to WORLD, The Charlotte Observer, and other publications.

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