Mission Possible helping in Ukraine. Courtesy photo
BY GLORIA GILMORE-HOUSE
United Church of Los Alamos
An organization called Mission Possible has been carrying out relief and missionary work in eastern Europe for many years. Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Mission Possible teams have been especially busy trying to meet the many new needs of the Ukrainian people. The challenges people in Ukraine have faced have included shelling and rocket attacks, which have destroyed many homes and public buildings, as well as killing many people. Recently, there have been “suicide” drone attacks that have destroyed critical infrastructure, including power generation and distribution, and floods that have swamped homes that had survived the destructive attacks. As the cold weather of winter approaches, many people are living in buildings and homes that are open to the weather. These challenges are making it even harder for the Mission Possible teams in Ukraine to satisfy the increasingly urgent needs of the Ukrainian people.
Addie Murphy, the U.S. coordinator for Mission Possible, will visit Los Alamos between Sunday, Nov. 13 and Tuesday, Nov. 15. Addie will first visit the United Church of Los Alamos (2525 Canyon Road) during the regular Sunday worship service, which starts at 9:30 a.m. The United Church has supported the work of Mission Possible since 1980. All are welcome to join the service in person or to view it through the United Church’s website (http://unitedchurchla.org).
Addie will also be the guest speaker at the meeting of the Rotary Club of Los Alamos on Tuesday, Nov. 15, which will take place from 12 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the community room at the Los Alamos Golf Course, located at 4290 Diamond Drive. This meeting will also be accessible by Zoom internet conferencing software via this link: https://zoom.us/j/97889920199?pwd=UFpnQlJYNk5MeEVRbzJqTWRkK0w0QT09
Members of the public are invited to these events to learn more about the work Mission Possible is doing in Ukraine and the challenges to their relief efforts.