Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Outreach to Flood Victims in Western Ukraine (Part 4)

Sampling some of the fresh bread that was bought to hand out
Andriy and Dominic sampling some of the hot bread that we would later hand out.

Saturday morning we headed to within a mile of the Moldovan and Romanian borders to visit some of the worst hit areas around the village of Mamalyha. One of the biggest problems is the need for clean drinking water. The flood carried bacteria and waste into all the wells and polluted the ground water. The elderly were most affected because it is difficult for them to travel to get food and water. (Be sure and check out Conor's blog too.)

On the way to the village
On the road to Mamalyha

That is the high water mark on this well
Valera shows us just how high the water was, filling this well with mud and debris.

Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ by John Piper
Along with food, the Chernihiv church placed Russian translations of Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ by John Piper in these black bags.

Handing out food and Hope

This woman lost everything including her homeA woman's home completely destroyed
This woman told us that she lost everything she owns including her home on the other side of the fence. She is now staying with neighbors.

A family stands near their destroyed home
A family stands near their destroyed home.

Though He brings grief, He will show compassion, so great is His unfailing Love. -Lamentations 3:32

Moldova on the left and Romania on the right
The Ukrainian border is just down this road. The hills to the left are in Moldova and the hills to the right are in Romania.


Conor and Koren said...

I love that pic of the book in the bag! What a great time!


Greg and Edna Silva said...


Dominic and I had a great time too. We hope we can serve together again with you guys soon.