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When disasters strike, our response is to pray and give directly to relief organizations that are tangibly responding and meeting the most urgent needs.

Turkey & Syria Earthquake

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck in Turkey and Syria on February 6, 2023 with devastating results. While current estimates have placed the death toll at over 7,000, estimates suggest that this number could increase as rescue operations continue. Relief and government organizations are on the scene and continue relief work to meet the most urgent needs. These organizations remain on the ground for the long haul, rebuilding communities and bringing hope and restoration. Blackhawk Church’s response is to pray and to connect you directly to relief organizations that are first responders as this is the most direct way of getting the funds to where they are most needed.


    • For the victims and their families
    • For healing for those injured
    • For rescue efforts and emergency workers
    • For the local church to bring spiritual hope
    • That the Holy Spirit turns hearts towards God
    • For local and national government as they work to assist people and communities

Crisis in Ukraine

The devastation and death caused by Russia’s invasion has caused an immense humanitarian crisis that becomes more precarious as the situation continues to unfold. Life-changing and world-altering events are taking place and, in the midst of this, it is easy to feel helpless. Blackhawk Church’s response is to pray and give. We are people who pray and can be united in prayer with Christians in Ukraine, and in bordering countries who are loving their neighbors as they flee their homeland. In addition to praying, we encourage you to give financially, directly to relief organizations that are tangibly responding. The organizations listed below are the most direct ways of getting the funds to where they are most needed.


    • For God’s love to be a source of strength
    • For help and comfort for those who are wounded and have lost loved ones
    • For Ukrainians in distress who are fleeing their homes and seeking refuge in neighboring countries
    • For people in bordering towns assisting Ukrainians – for perseverance, supplies and support
    • For God’s protection, safety, and spiritual protection for all people
    • For God’s intervention and for wisdom for world leaders
    • For the Church in Ukraine and neighboring countries – that they would bring spiritual hope and for hearts to be open to the gospel
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Open Roads
Open Roads is a Romania-based organization in Craiova that serves young people who’ve been orphaned, released from state institutions and left to brave the world alone. Through a Sports and English Camp in the northern Alps of Romania, Open Roads serves many young people who will hear the gospel message for the first time and understand their worth and love in God.
World Relief
Interview with Terra Vincent
Watch an interview with Terra Vincent, Director of Strategic Partnerships for World Relief, exploring the impact of your prayer and generosity on the relief work in Ukraine and surrounding countries.

Integra Slovakia
Get a closer look at the refugee resettlement work that World Relief is supporting through one of their local partners, Integra Slovakia. You can read more about the ongoing efforts of World Relief and their partners here.