5/18/2022 – Volunteer snapshot: Providing Medical Supplies to Ukraine

Delivering supplies from Krakow to L’viv, Ukraine

Admin: Philip Foster is serving on the MTW Crisis Response Team in Krakow. He’s a member of Briarwood Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, AL. This ‘snapshot’ tells an important story of how God calls his people to serve.

From Philip Foster: I am working in Krakow, Poland, to ship medical supplies to our sister churches in Ukraine, to then be distributed to those who need it most.

Due to the ongoing war in Ukraine, access to basic supplies has been greatly reduced, like medication, personal hygiene products, hospital supplies, and diesel. Fuel shortages, decreased supply lines, and dangerous roads have all contributed to making it difficult to supply people in need in Ukraine.

Working as a logistics coordinator in Krakow, Poland, bridging the gap between the needs of the churches in Ukraine and vendors and donors in North America and Western Europe is my primary focus. It has been a blessing to be the ‘hands and feet of Christ’ to those most in need in this current crisis. The foreseeable future will have me here in Eastern Europe, and then my plan is to return to West Africa to work in mission hospitals in 2023.

Working in healthcare in the undeveloped world has kept me busy for over three years. After studying at the University of Alabama Birmingham, I volunteered with World Medical Mission in West Africa from January 2019-September 2021. Given the war in Ukraine, the need for help was immediate, and God had prepared me to be available to answer the call right away. It has been a blessing to attend Briarwood PCA, where Pastor Reeder always puts a strong emphasis on missions, and to have the missions committee, lead by Pastor Wintersteen, help provide the means for me to answer the call to go.

Delivery completed in L’viv

Helping people through the work I do is something I love. God has shown me the need and then has opened the door for me to go through. Our prayers as followers of Christ should always be: God what can I do today to serve you? What is it you would have me do? And start with that.

Please continue to join us in prayer and support for our brothers and sisters in Christ, in Ukraine, and pray that God will bring an end to this war. Pray that God will use His Church to help rebuild that country and to share His Gospel to all.

In Christ

Philip J. Foster

4 responses to “5/18/2022 – Volunteer snapshot: Providing Medical Supplies to Ukraine”

  1. Thankyou Philip for your willingness to be available for God to bless many through you. Praying for safety, hope and joy in Jesus Becky

    Sent from my iPhone



  2. I love you, son; and praise the
    L❤️RD for opening this door for you! Thank you for sharing with us the details of the work y’all are doing. God continue to bless and protect you and the team.


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