Former Vice President Mike Pence traveled to Ukraine this week to extend his support to refugees who have fled the war-torn country due to the Russian invasion.
Pence, accompanied by his wife, former Second Lady Karen Pence, visited the Ukraine-Poland border on Thursday, where Christian humanitarian aid organization Samaritan's Purse has a field hospital for injured refugees.
"@KarenPence and I visited the Ukraine border today with [Edward Graham] and @SamaritansPurse to meet with Ukrainian women and children seeking refuge from war. 2.4 million refugees have already fled Ukraine, and nearly 400,000 have already come through the Korczowa border crossing," he tweeted.
.@KarenPence and I visited the Ukraine border today with @EdwardG1911 and @SamaritansPurse to meet with Ukrainian women and children seeking refuge from war. 2.4 million refugees have already fled Ukraine and nearly 400,000 have already come through the Korczowa border crossing. pic.twitter.com/tFZcC4X7mA— Mike Pence (@Mike_Pence) March 10, 2022
As reported by The Christian Post, he encouraged his followers to pray and contribute to Samaritan's Purse and other charitable organizations in their continued relief efforts to the Ukrainian people.
"Let's stand together as one with the people of Ukraine," the former Vice President continued.
According to Samaritan's Purse, Pence assured Ukrainians that "Americans are standing with them in prayer."
"I appreciate that Samaritan's Purse is always on the frontlines with help in Jesus' Name," he added. "Where there is suffering, you are there."
Evangelist Franklin Graham, the President of Samaritan's Purse, expressed gratitude to Pence for traveling abroad to extend his support to the organization and the refugees crossing over to Poland.
"One Ukrainian told Vice President @Mike_Pence what an encouragement their visit was, and the former Vice President responded, 'No, you are the ones who inspire and encourage us.' He assured them of our continued prayers and support," Graham wrote.
Graham's son, Edward Graham, who serves as vice president of operations for Samaritan's Purse, also thanked the Pences for visiting.
"We're very grateful that Vice President and Mrs. Pence care so much about the Ukrainian people. They were a great encouragement to our team today," he said. "This situation is heartbreaking, and we are here to do all we can to help relieve suffering."
As Christian Headlines previously reported, several Christian aid groups have launched relief efforts for Ukraine, including The Slavic Gospel Association (SGA) and World Vision.
Christian Aid Groups Send Emergency Supplies to Ukraine amid Russian Invasion
Samaritan's Purse to Set Up Emergency Field Hospital in Ukraine
Photo courtesy: ©Getty Images/Paul Morigi/Stringer
Milton Quintanilla is a freelance writer and content creator. He is a contributing writer for Christian Headlines and the host of the For Your Soul Podcast, a podcast devoted to sound doctrine and biblical truth. He holds a Masters of Divinity from Alliance Theological Seminary.