Saying Goodbye to Our Hero
Since February 24, 2022, when the unprovoked attack on Ukraine began, it has tragically been reported that over 10,000 Ukrainian soldiers and 34,000 civilians have been killed. This heartbreaking data on the wages of war, has now hit home with the death of one our own, Andrei Boyko. However, Andrei was much more than a statistic. He was our much-loved exuberant friend, a devoted husband and father, a staunch patriot and most importantly, our fellow brother-in-Christ.
Ukrainian Soldier's Christmas List
All I want for Christmas is _____________.
Your 2 front teeth? A curly head doll that cuddles and coos? Elephants, boats, and kiddy cars too? Or maybe an Xbox, Apple Watch 8 or personalized wine chiller was at the top of your list?
Last month, the brave soldiers in Ukraine had a much different Christmas list than in previous years. The hottest gift items included drones, tablets, generators, binoculars, heat sensors, solar charged power banks and thermal underwear. Thanks to God and your generous donations, Hope Now was able to “play Santa Claus” and provide many of these items to Ukrainian soldiers defending their country.
A Merry Christmas for Our Orphans in Ukraine
Thanks to so many of you, our orphans in Ukraine had a very Merry Christmas! Remember all of those “Bags of Blessings” that you sent in? We assigned one to each child at the orphanage, packed them up and brought them to Ukraine! Meanwhile, our dedicated team was busy practicing a play which told the story of Jesus’ Birth! After the Christmas presents arrived, it was time to head out to the orphanage…
Ukraine’s Power Grid Under Attack
Yuliia, who escaped the capital of Kyiv and is now residing in the USA, writes about how her Ukrainian friends and relatives cope with no electricity in her war-torn homeland.