World Challenge is stepping in to help those who have been affected
One World Challenge volunteer’s experience in Ukraine reads like a memoir from World War II, as if it should be a glimpse into the distant past rather than the very recent life of so many Ukrainians like her.
I want to tell you about Tanya Biloshapka, our volunteer who lives in Borodyanka, 40 kilometers from Kyiv. For three and half years now, Tanya has been serving the elderly widows in need.
World Challenge’s partners are continuing to help families and widows who refuse to leave their homeland, even as it is torn apart by war.
Ludmyla was born in 1949, in the city of Kozyatyn in the Vinnitsa region of Ukraine. She was educated for working at the railway station, which she did for her entire life until her retirement. She adopted and raised one daughter. For thirteen years she has been a widow and took care of her father, a WWII veteran who is in a wheelchair.
Thousands of people are still suffering from the flooding and destruction caused by one of this year’s worst tropical storms in Africa.
Tropical cyclone Idai has caused tremendous devastation and loss for the people of Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi.
More than 200 people in Mozambique have been confirmed dead, Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi told journalists on Tuesday.
“The Lord hears his people when they call to him for help. He rescues them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.” (Psalms 34:17-18 NLT).
Since the Golden State’s fires have been contained, they have also died down in the news, but for thousands of displaced people, the tragedy is anything but over.
Hurricane Irma affected at least 1,200 Clay County Florida homes with at least 300 people marooned by the rising floodwaters. The Springs Church Jacksonville, along with support from World Challenge, reached out to its community to minister not only spiritually but practically as well. Two semi-trucks with supplies including diapers, water, food and cleaning supplies were given to those in need.