$10,000 HEART Fund Grant Given to Missionaries in Romania for Ukrainian Refugee Help

Ashley and Kalep Roberson (Robersons in Romania) have a 5-acre plot that’s intended purpose was a summer camp for kids, but God had different plans. They are now working to winterize the camp and are bringing in pods to house refugees.

National WMU and the WMU Foundation just gave a $10,000 HEART Fund grant* to Northbrook Church to help Ashley and Kalep with more housing, food, clothing, and daily living supplies for the thousands of refugees coming to Romania from Ukraine.

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Thank you for your gifts to make grants like these possible, and please continue to keep Ukraine in your prayers.

Update from April 4, 2022:

Hello, WMU! We are the Roberson family, and we wanted to say a huge thank you for your partnership! We have renovated the old campground and made it like new. We have 9 containers and 4 more are arriving Friday for housing. Tomorrow a family will be reunited with their father and another family will be joining us. We have been blessed by God with wonderful Christian Ukrainian volunteers who help us oversee the camp and teach the children bible on Saturday mornings and hold church in the camp on Sunday. Women’s bible study just started on Monday night. God is moving. The work is hard, both physically and emotionally, but God has given us the strength to persevere. All glory to Him! Thank you again!

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*While we anticipate that we will likely make another grant to support Ukrainian refugees, we cannot guarantee that will happen or how it will specifically be used. The HEART Fund was designed and has always been a more general purpose fund that supports WMU’s efforts to address a crisis, emergency, or disaster whenever it happens. The WMU Foundation is not raising funds specifically for Ukrainian refugee relief.

Zachariah Seanor

Director of Mission Advancement