In another report from Ukraine, we hear two stories of heartbreaking loss suffered by women who have lost husbands in this war. Compounding their grief is their inability to provide for their children. The SGA-provided food aid being distributed through churches in the region is their only physical hope and Christ, their only eternal hope. Here are Nadia and Oksana’s stories:
“My name is Nadia. Our whole family suffered from this bloody war. My husband died defending our country. I am now raising two children alone. It is very hard for me now; I could go crazy when everything comes to mind and I realize what horror we went through. And what else awaits me in the future? Will I and my children have a future? My husband and father will not be back for the kids, and I feel terrible pain in my whole body, as if I have been paralyzed. But I believe that victory will come, and it will be easier for us someday. In the meantime, I have to accept what God has sent me. I am grateful to have the food that was so lovingly given to us by our wonderful friends from abroad. May God keep us all safe!
My name is Oksana. I have two daughters. My older daughter is 19 years old and disabled. My younger daughter works to provide us with the necessary things for our home and life. She lives alone in another city and works there. My husband was taken away to the war, he did not hide, he went to defend our country right away. He was taken away in April this year, and in May he was killed. To this day, I have received no benefits, no compensation, no help. Therefore, my daughters and I survive as only we can. It’s hard to describe this burden to ordinary people because no one will understand until they experience this pain themselves. Thank you for the help of your kind people and thank God that we are safe today!
In a time of great uncertainty, God is bringing help, healing, and hope to the people of Ukraine through SGA-supported pastors, churches, a seminary, and SGA-supported Compassion Ministry. Be a part of God’s incredible work with your generosity and prayer support.
Your gift of compassion helps struggling people with emergency aid that generally includes Scripture materials, food, medicine, warm clothing, and shoes.