At the end of October, Viktor Krotyk wrote:
In the middle of war and difficult life circumstances, more and more people are open to hearing the Gospel. Faced with such hardships, many are looking to make sense of what is going on around them and for answers to their questions.
One of our staff members in the Chernigiv region recently told us that since we opened the Help and Hope Centre, they are regularly offering counselling, and legal, material, and spiritual help. Yesterday, our team came back from the frontline areas of the Chernigiv region where they had taken relief supplies. Every day, they lived in constant fear of air attacks. Because the Russian border is so close (20-30 kilometres), the Ukrainian soldiers don't have time to sound the air raid siren and the missiles strike unexpectedly.
We are continuing to help war and bombing victims in the regions of Zaporizhzhya, Kherson and Mykolaiv. It is really hard to see not only the adults suffering, but also the too. We regularly advise them to move to a safer area, but the parents refuse as everyone who has moved seems to have had a bad experience.
We have already started collecting items and money in order to offer Christmas gifts to the children of refugees or those who have lost their parents. With this small gesture, we want to support them in any way we can and give them hope in these difficult times. Please pray for the families who have lost loved ones, that they may find consolation in God.