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 road to Mamalyha
Valera shows us just how high the water was, filling this well with mud and debris.
Along with food, the Chernihiv church placed Russian translations of Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ by John Piper in these black bags.
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.Though He brings grief, He will show compassion, so great is His unfailing Love. -Lamentations 3:32
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.