Press Release for Trip to Ukraine
Sisters of the Order of St. Basil the Great Development Office
This May 26, 2018, Sr. Joann, some 14 volunteers and I will be going again on a mission trip to Ukraine. The trip is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Basil.
For pictures, videos and statements of witness of previous mission trips visit
Christ tells us “Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me…for I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.” The children of Ukraine, whose fathers, brothers, uncles and friends are fighting for their freedom and dignity are truly the brethren of which Christ speaks, the least, the most in need.
While there, the mission team will be teaching and playing with the children, bringing gifts of clothing, medicine and fresh fruit as well as much needed funds. We could not accomplish this without our volunteers and your generous help in the past.
Please consider how you may possibly support us in this humble attempt to serve our Lord and His children. We are asking for monetary gifts this year since food and supplies are plentiful (if you have money) and cheap by comparison in Ukraine. Also the airlines are charging $100 per extra bag. If you cannot help us financially, please keep the team in your prayers – especially during these turbulent times.
Donations are tax exempt if payable to: Sisters of St. Basil and sent to the address below. We pray with the children daily at the English Divine Liturgy for all our benefactors.
Thank you for taking the time to read this request and considering how you can support us in this mission trip.
Blessings and Gratitude,
Sr. Ann Laszok, OSBM, Mission Team Leader
215.379.3998 ext 17