Wedding Bells, Air Raid Sirens and a New Family...
Oksana’s childhood dreams are beginning to come true. And it all started during the war. Indeed, God works in mysterious ways.
For behold, I am making all things new. Isaiah 43:18
Kat’s in Donetsk
One of our ministry partners is a husband-and-wife team in Cherkasy. Their names are Dima and Katya, and their mission is to feed and help the desperate people of Ukraine.
Hope Now has been supporting Dima & Kat and their team financially since Ukraine was invaded in February. Due to the generosity of many donors like you, we have been able to provide funds for Kat to buy a used transit van. This little white wonder has been driven all over Ukraine picking up humanitarian aid, buying groceries and household supplies, and bringing food to starving people. We help by supplying money for diesel, sending lifesaving medicines from America, and for providing funds to buy food to make food bags to give to people still stuck in hot spots where there is nothing left. Recently, Kat used the funds we sent to make a trip to Eastern Ukraine, in the heavily hit area of Donetsk. Here is Kat's report:
A Video Thank you
Ukrainian soldiers are always very happy and relieved to receive lifesaving tourniquets, medicine and IFAKs (Individual First Aid Kits) from Hope Now. With God’s direction and your help, we have been able to provide over 3,500 pounds of medical essentials to Ukraine since the war began.
Letters from Ukraine - Cyndee's news from Ukraine!
You probably remember, that when the war started on February 24, 2022, the orphanage was ordered to release all of the children and send them “home” to their guardians. This was due to the fact that nearby military targets had been bombed and therefore the government needed to rehouse those affected residents. They needed to use the orphanage to house displaced families, so the children were sent “home” and became scattered all around various small villages in the area. Many of the kids were sent back to the very people who caused them to be taken to an orphanage in the first place. Some went to poor relatives, who can barely afford to feed themselves, let alone additional children. Our team has continued to do everything in our power to maintain contact with the children, and to help them survive by making regular visits to check on them and to bring them food and essentials.