On Thursday, former Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, former second lady Karen Pence, traveled to the Poland-Ukraine border where they met with leaders of Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian humanitarian aid agency that has been on the ground in Ukraine since Russia’s invasion. According to The Christian Post, while Pence’s visit brought great encouragement to Ukrainian refugees and the volunteers working with Samaritan’s Purse, Pence shared that he was the one encouraged and inspired by them.
Franklin Graham, the CEO of Samaritan’s Purse, shared his gratitude for the Pence’s trip and for their support of the work being done on the ground in Ukraine by his organization. Graham provided an update on the development of the emergency field hospital that landed in Ukraine earlier this week, stating that they plan on opening the hospital this weekend. Sending massive cargo planes full of critical supplies, Samaritan’s Purse is prepared to provide aid to Ukrainians suffering from injury in the war-torn nation.
Noting that Samaritan’s Purse “is always on the frontlines,” Mike Pence encouraged his followers to support the organization and others that are stepping up to help Ukraine amid the worsening crisis facing Ukrainians. Pence reaffirmed that “Americans are standing with them in prayer.”
Speaking directly to refugees, Mike and Karen Pence brought much needed hope and comfort to them as they face the heartbreaking circumstances of losing their homes and their relatives in the aftermath of Russia’s violent invasion. While supporting humanitarian efforts, the Pence’s and the volunteers with Samaritan’s Purse are making a difference in the lives of Ukrainians with their compassion, commitment, and the power of prayer.