In Eastern Europe the many restrictions on meetings, travelling and visiting people in their homes has been challenging. And with many schools closed and children expected to connect online, was something that was not possible for many of those we work with.
Food prices increased, people lost their jobs and felt increasingly isolated. Just when we were needed the most by those we work with, we were unable to be physically with them. But, our teams are both committed and creative!
Where we were unable to run our soup kitchens we handed out meal packs for people to prepare at home, a lifesaver
for those who were struggling even more so to feed themselves.
On the streets of Sofia in Bulgaria our Street Mercy team were handing out masks to help protect the homeless people, alongside the hot meals we bring. The masks were sewn at our vocational training centre where people freely gave their time to help those who were struggling.
We continued to deliver food and essential items to families, many of whom told us that without that, they would have had nothing. As one grandmother in Romania said, "We see that you did not forget us. Thank you and God bless you".
Your impact is life saving and transformational! Jesus said in Matthew 25:40 "And the King will say, "I tell you the truth, when you did it ot one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!"