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Our Sister Schools in Ukraine and Russia

Mar 25, 2022

The last couple of weeks I’ve been praying about the situation in Ukraine and how we can help. As a school, we have been in discussions about the best way to meet the educational needs of the students while also providing them with stability and community. 

This week the donations that you brought to school were delivered to the Poland-Ukraine border. Anything that comes in from now on will be used locally to help those who fled to Vienna. Thank you so much for your support to help provide for these physical needs.

On Tuesday, I had the opportunity to gather with our sister schools in Europe and some of the ACSI leaders for a time of sharing and prayer online. Three of the schools that participated are located in Kyiv, St. Petersburg, and Moscow. Each of the school directors had evacuated and were located in various parts of the world. As they shared how they safely got their staff and students out of harm’s way, they cried. Emotions were raw, as they talked of getting stopped at the borders or struggling to find a flight to safety. The schools are trying to continue with online schooling. Everything that we have learned about virtual education during Covid is now being used to provide classes during this time of war. God knew they’d need this knowledge.

During our meeting, we reflected on Psalm 46, which says:

God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam
and the mountains quake with their surging.[c]
There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
the holy place where the Most High dwells.
God is within her, she will not fall;
God will help her at break of day.
Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall;
he lifts his voice, the earth melts.
The Lord Almighty is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress.
Come and see what the Lord has done,
the desolations he has brought on the earth.
He makes wars cease
to the ends of the earth.
He breaks the bow and shatters the spear;
he burns the shields with fire.
He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth.”
The Lord Almighty is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress.

Please continue to pray for this ongoing situation that the ICSV can bless those in need. God has blessed us far above anything we could ask or think. We now have the privilege to share what we have with others.

Because of His Faithfulness,
Dr. Sharon Brobst, Director