Thinking About Ukrainian President Zelensky’s Visit To The U.S.

On December 21 Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, visited Washington, DC on his first trip outside his homeland since it was invaded by Russia earlier this year. Zelensky, a former comedian and actor, was recently named the Time Magazine Man Of The Year due to the courage and leadership ability he has demonstrated in the face of an military attack from one of the strongest nations on our planet. We’ve all been amazed at how the Ukranians, under Zelesnsky’s courageous and skillful leadership, have stood up to the Russian military.

President Zelensky met with U.S. President Biden in the afternoon on December 21 and addressed a joint session of Congress later that night. He was here to update our nation’s leadership about what is going on in Ukraine, and to ask for more military and economic aid.

Regardless of how you might feel about our nation’s financial support of the Ukrainian people, I thought President Zelensky’s address to Congress was especially stirring. He spoke eloquently about the sacrifices his people are making. He said, “In two days we will celebrate Christmas. Maybe by candle light. Not because it’s more romantic, but because there will be no electricity.”

To those who question our nation’s financial support of Ukraine Zelensky said: “Your money is not charity. It’s an investment in the global security and democracy that we handle in the most responsible way.” He also declared, “The struggle will define in what world our children and grandchildren will live in.”

In these last hours of 2022, I’m asking you to give the very best that you can give to support the ministry and missions effort of Celebration Church. And in a similar fashion to what President Zelensky said, I’m saying to you that “your money is not just charity; it’s an investment in the spiritual, emotional, relational and financial welfare of many people in our region, and many people around the world.” And “our willingness to give will determine to some degree the world that our children and grandchildren will live in in the days ahead.” I say that because people’s giving to Celebration Church will result in transformed lives, reconciled marriages, restored families, recovered addicts, help for the poor and needy, and much more.


  • Online – to give online click here
  • In Person – in our services or by stopping by our Campus offices

  • By Snail Mail – mail gifts to Celebration at 1915 Airline Drive, Metairie, LA 70001

  • Through our App – Press “Give” at the bottom of the screen.

So, without reservation I’m asking you to pray about making a final gift today to support the mission and ministries of our church. You can give to our regular Budget offering that supports our ongoing ministries, or to our Everyone Needs Jesus Christmas Missions offering that goes directly to support missionaries and missions ministries. You can give HERE

Also, gifts of stocks, property, jewelry, etc. can also be given as well. And all gifts given to our Church are tax deductible. But, make sure to give your gifts by midnight on 12/31 in order to receive Charitable Giving contribution credit for 2022.

Let’s give so that we can create a better world for the children and grandchildren around us.