An update from our regional director in Ukraine;
Christmas and New Year Greetings from Ukraine!
Thank you so much for praying for and giving to our ministry. The Lord has abundantly blessed our family and the people of Ukraine through the Church! We are so grateful to be a part of this wonderful Body of Christ!
During the Christmas and New Year Season, which lasts mid December to mid January in Ukraine, we have been and will continue to conduct Christmas outreaches in our community in Mukachevo as well as frontline cities such as Kherson and Mikolaev.
We have attached pictures from two Mukachevo outreaches: to children of fallen soldiers and our feeding center celebration. It is truly exciting to see church members stepping up and using their talents for God's glory. Kiril Ivanikov preached a Gospel message while his brother Sergei accompanied music on the guitar. Their aunt Tanya organized the event complete with refreshments. All of this with no centralized electricity. Every family received the gift of a clear Gospel presentation, presents for their children, and a food bag (flour, oil, rice, macaroni, buckwheat, barley, meat, sugar, oatmeal, tea, cookies, and juice.) Lord willing, we will have 3 or 4 more outreaches in Mukachevo in the coming weeks.
Our friends from Odesa took Bibles and food bags (similar to what we gave away in Mukachevo) to the Kherson region. Kostya and Sergei both preached the Gospel message and encouraged the local brethren to keep on doing good in the midst of war. With the funds you sent us, they have restocked their vans with 100 more food bags and will be traveling to Mikaliev region this week to preach a Christmas Gospel message and help the villages that are without power, heating, or stable employment opportunities in that area.
Last week, we were able to take several camping power stations into Mukachevo. They are big enough to run an apartment's heat pump as well as other household appliances. They recharge quickly during the several hours that the city electricity is turned on. Generators are not options for many families living in apartments and are extremely expensive to run on a regular basis. These small power stations seem to be an ideal solution for keeping people warm and safe during the winter months. If you would like to help us purchase these units, please let us know.
After New Year, we will be taking a new evacuation 4x4 into Ukraine as well as Vitamin C and power stations. We covet your prayers for safety on the road and while we are in Ukraine. We hope that your Christmas was joyous and peaceful. We covet your prayers and continued support!
Oleg, Lori, Abigail, and Simon Enskyy
You can help the ministry for Ukraine by donating below, or if you wish to help Oleg and family, you can donate via this link.