The war has been ongoing for over a year – but the people of Karpylivka have not stopped giving and serving.
Instead, it would seem that God multiplies everything they have.
Every day, tons and tons of donated food is sent from western regions to eastern regions, to the areas hardest hit by the war. Tons of humanitarian aid made possible by MWB’s supporters is taken to the east of Ukraine too – by the same volunteers.
A bakery in Karpylivka bakes bread to be delivered up to 900km away, and there is so much joy on the faces of those people who received fresh loaves after having not seen bread in weeks.
Various meals are also cooked by local women. These are then frozen and can easily be reheated later. These meals are very convenient for people who live in places without cooking facilities.
Many men from Karpylivka church have been regularly travelling to the war zone, right up to the frontline, evacuating people and delivering essentials. They have risked their lives to save others from death. Ordinary, rural people are accomplishing incredible feats of bravery. They are not looking for rewards or to be called heroes; rather, they are following the voice of God and their conscience, moved by the urgency and need they see before them.
In areas that have been liberated from Russian occupation, where there is no gas or electricity, volunteers visit and cook hot meals for hundreds of people.
They use a field kitchen provided by MWB and cook with vegetables and grains grown up MWB’s agricultural project in Sarny. Many details such as these show the beauty and power of MWB working together with the church to serve others in incredible ways.
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