“We weren’t able to buy clothing
and footwear, not to mention cover urgent expenses such as medicine and utility bills. For me as a man, it was painful to see that I couldn’t provide
for my wife and children.”
Viktor continued, “It was a time of
economic crisis, and our income was barely enough for food. But I learned to
trust God with all my soul.”
Then the family began to receive
support from Mission Without Borders (MWB) and were enrolled in the Family to Family sponsorship programme.
“God started to take care of us,
using MWB,” said Viktor. “We received food, hygiene items,
stationary, clothing, footwear and furniture.
“We lived in a tiny house, but with the help of the Mission, I was able to extend the house and add a
couple of rooms for the children to sleep and live in.”
Added MWB staff member Pavlo, “It
is a great encouragement for us as a staff to see that our help inspires
beneficiaries to work hard at building their own lives. The Samoylo family is one
such family. I know the father as a man with right priorities and deep
faith. He is a hardworking man who is also an excellent builder. Together with
his wife Lyudmyla he is raising his children in love, wisdom and
obedience to God.”
Seeing how the children
continually look to their father when he is around, it is clear how true
this description is. Victor’s son Pavlo is like a shadow that follows his
father everywhere and tries to help him wherever he can.