The MWB staff at the Soup Kitchen had not forgotten Nadya, whom they had known since she was a little girl, and they knew that God had not given up on her. “We never lost touch with Nadya, even though she avoided us for a while,” said Inna, one of the staff. “I kept telling her that despite the wrong choices she’s made, God is waiting for her to return. God has a plan for her life and a better future for her children. One day, we had a heart-to-heart conversation, and Nadya confessed that her life feels like a heavy burden and she needs help. Now, her children attend Soup Kitchen regularly. Nadya has become more open to communication. Our church tries to help her spiritually, emotionally, and materially."
The OCL parcels make it possible for Nadya and her children to celebrate being together as a family at Christmas – and are a reminder that they are loved and cared for.
MWB has partnered with the Soup Kitchen in the town of Blahodatne for many years to provide material, emotional and spiritual support to people living in poverty. Journeying with families like Nadya’s over many years, MWB’s presence here is like an anchor through the storms. Through Operation Christmas Love and other projects, MWB will continue to reach out with the love of God, a love that never fails.