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Former Vice President Pence, wife visit Ukraine with Samaritan’s Purse

Former Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen, traveled to Ukraine last week to lend their support and encourage refugees. They visited the Ukraine-Poland border, where Christian humanitarian aid organization Samaritan’s Purse has a field hospital for injured refugees.

“@KarenPence and I visited the Ukraine border today with Edward Graham and @SamaritansPurse to meet with Ukrainian women and children seeking refuge from war,” Pence tweeted. “2.4 million refugees have already fled Ukraine, and nearly 400,000 have already come through the Korczowa border crossing.”

He encouraged his followers to pray and contribute to Samaritan’s Purse and other charitable organizations in their continued relief efforts for the Ukrainian people. “Let’s stand together as one with the people of Ukraine,” he said.

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Pence assured Ukrainians that “Americans are standing with them in prayer. I appreciate that Samaritan’s Purse is always on the frontlines with help in Jesus’ name. Where there is suffering, you are there.”

Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan’s Purse, expressed gratitude to Pence for traveling abroad to extend his support to the organization and the refugees crossing over to Poland.

“One Ukrainian told Vice President @Mike_Pence what an encouragement their visit was, and the former vice president responded, ‘No, you are the ones who inspire and encourage us.’ He assured them of our continued prayers and support,” Graham wrote.

Graham’s son, Edward Graham, who serves as vice president of operations for Samaritan’s Purse, also thanked the Pences for visiting.

“We’re very grateful that Vice President and Mrs. Pence care so much about the Ukrainian people,” he said. “They were a great encouragement to our team today. This situation is heartbreaking, and we are here to do all we can to help relieve suffering.”

Several other Christian aid groups have launched relief efforts for Ukraine, including the Slavic Gospel Association and World Vision.

–Alan Goforth | Metro Voice