Lesya and her children are now displaced in Sarny, western Ukraine, where they came into contact with Mission Without Borders (MWB).
Lesya said, "We live in relative safety now. Due to our experiences, we've become different people. Something in us has changed forever. The feeling of anxiety never goes away. The questions in my head about the future never give me rest."
MWB is providing regular support to 20 displaced families in Sarny seeking to rebuild their lives, traumatized and far from home. Each family receives regular food and hygiene parcels, donated goods, and emotional and spiritual support from staff members Sergiy and Lyudmyla Soroka, who visit them regularly.
Lesya said, "I was happy to meet such nice people here, Sergiy and Lyudmyla Soroka.
"We receive food parcels, hygiene items, stationery, clothing, and footwear from Mission Without Borders. These are basic necessities, and I'm so thankful for them. I know that many people are praying for us, and I appreciate this kind of support very much."
Sergiy, the MWB family worker who regularly visits Lesya's family, said, "It's a difficult situation for this family. Lesya carries the whole family on her shoulders. She is exhausted and out of reserves. The father is on the frontline, and if he returns home safely, he will still be heavily traumatized.
"Lesya was living in hope of victory and her husband's return, but this hope is fading as there's no sign of the war ending."
He added, "Our country has already faced many challenges and will face more in the future. I am happy that we as Christians and the Mission are at the forefront to help people."
The regular support that MWB provides to displaced families is desperately needed – and many more people need our help.
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