ADOPT A FAMILY AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE
ONE LIFE AT A TIME
FROM PASTOR CHUCK VIZTHUM
My friend and brother, Pastor Keith Tucci, just returned from Ukrainian border with an action plan to support those in need. The Network of Related Pastors is a multi-state group of pastors and churches working together on the mission field. We are privileged to be working together to help our brothers and sisters in Ukraine with basic, crucial needs (food, clothing, shelter). Join us in our mission to impact one life at a time.
ONE LIFE AT A TIME
At the Ukraine border, millions are fleeing for their lives and dignity. The numbers that need help seem overwhelming. But we must look into their faces and see ourselves. We must see them one at a time. Don’t think about millions. See the importance of one. One woman who has been walking for days with her children, not sure if she will see her husband again. One elderly couple who left behind all they ever knew, hoping to find safety and care in a new land.
Instead of being overwhelmed and desensitized by the numbers, we are going to help a few know that God loves them, that His Church is alive, and their life, even as it is now shattered, is precious and valuable. We are inviting you to join us to see one person, one family, that we can really make a difference with.
"HOW WE RESPOND TO THIS MAY WELL DETERMINE MUCH MORE THAN WE GRASP AT THIS MOMENT."
--Pastor Keith Tucci
It is a heart-wrenching situation. We ministered to a lady who had just been dropped off at the border with her child by her husband. He drove them all the way to the border of Romania, let them out of the car, they crossed over, and he turned around and went back to fight. We spent time with a young lady who, just like all the others, her husband had to stay behind to help defend Ukraine. She was scared once on the bus that they were going to take her somewhere and harvest her organs (that is a real thing) or make her a sex slave. Recently the weather got so cold, there were children who had to have their fingertips amputated once they crossed the border due to frostbite. These are just a few stories from thousands and thousands of hurt and devastated people. --Pastor Mervin Strother
These are the people we want to help. This is the history we want to make His-Story!
The need for immediate action to adopt the women and children who will stay in Romania is great. To say it bluntly: When Jesus said, “The least of these...,” this is a picture of that.
These families, most of whom are all women and children, have nowhere to go. Nowhere to stay. Nothing to eat. No one to rely on. And, in most cases, their family has just been torn apart.
The Network of Related Pastors is working with pastors in Romania and Ukraine to help these desperate and hurting people. As we’ve worked through the numbers for what it will take to support these families in this area, we have arrived at about $2,000 per month, which includes housing, food, basic needs, and a safe place to be with trusted people.
That’s $69 a night to adopt a family in a truly desperate situation.
Truly I say to you, as you have done it to the least of these, you have done it to Me.
FROM PASTOR KEITH TUCCI
NRP Apostolic Team Leader
We are looking into the face of world history. We, the body of Christ, have an opportunity to make it His-Story, so that, no matter what happens, when an honest appraisal is taken, the world will know that the Church ran to the roar and not away from it! I’m asking for your help. I don’t know what your situation is, I don’t know how much you’ve already done, but I believe this is a time to step up.
I’ve never been shy to ask for support in these situations .(That’s the benefit of really believing in your mission.) Not only am I confident in the impact it makes, but in 40+ years of ministry, I have yet to meet the person down the road who was angry or disappointed that they had given—even those who gave radically and sacrificially. It’s always the opposite. We feel blessed and thankful to have made a difference.
So I am boldly asking you to step up. Make a difference for the least of these.
Every dollar we raise will go directly to the ground level on both sides of the border. There are no admin costs, salaries, or overhead that will be taken out of your gift. 100% of your donation will be translated to people who not only have real tangible needs, but need the love of God shown to them.
One life at a time! Whether you adopt a family for a month or 6 months or just a few nights, you’re touching a real person. I’m privileged to invite you to be a part of “loving one another” at the ground level. Let’s make an impact together. Let’s change one life at a time.
Let's make history His-Story!
ABOUT PASTOR KEITH TUCCI
Keith Tucci has served in a variety of ministerial roles, including pastor, church planter, and missionary. He has a prominent voice in the Christian community and has had two victorious cases before the United States Supreme Court regarding free speech. He also has appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee and has been a guest on various news shows, including Good Morning America, Nightline, and Firing Line. Until 2015, Keith was pastoring Living Hope Church in Pennsylvania. Currently, he serves as the Apostolic Team Leader for the Network of Related Pastors. Keith and his wife, Penny, have been married for over 40 years. They have eight children and fifteen grandchildren.
The Network of Related Pastors is a national ministerial association committed to seeing HEALTHY LEADERS, HEALTHY CHURCHES. NRP’s vision is to AFFIRM and encourage pastors, their families, and their local church teams, RESOURCE pastors, their wives, and teams for success, CONNECT for relational partnership and oversight, ASSIST pastors in defining, developing, and fulfilling vision, EQUIP pastors in cultural engagement, PROMOTE generational legacy, and ENCOURAGE churches to launch life-giving spiritually healthy churches, both locally and globally. Learn more about NRP HERE.