The letter came from a church in the Zhytomyr Region west of Kyiv. The church had just received over 2,500 pounds of food supplies from Mercy Chefs and our partners that they will, in turn, distribute to needy families in their community.
+ + "Beacons of hope"
Here's some of what the pastor said in the letter:
During this difficult time for Ukraine, you have shown a good example of true Christian love! Good deeds never really go unnoticed, since they are like beacons of hope for those who are suffering. You are not just donating money, you are the light of Christ, His hands and heart on this sinful earth. Thank you very much for your service!
+ + The need in Ukraine this week...
The situation on the ground in Ukraine is still very dangerous and very difficult. Just this morning, another strike in the frontline city of Kharkiv killed three civilians, including a 13-year-old boy. According to news reports, residents of Kharkiv once again "have been advised to stay indoors." It's been nearly FIVE FULL MONTHS since the Russian invasion began and yet the people of Ukraine are still being forced to stay indoors in fear for their lives.
Kharkiv is one of the cities Mercy Chefs has reached with thousands of pounds of food and supplies. This week, we will deliver another 100,000 pounds of food to Ukrainian refugees, orphans, and struggling families on the front lines of this war.
Every pound of food we provide to Ukrainians in need depends on the faithful support of friends like you. Will you partner with me and help provide "beacons of hope" THIS WEEK to Ukrainians who are still struggling in the midst of this war? Go here to make your tax-deductible gift:
It's been nearly five months since the war started, and the bombs are still falling. Another child died today. Ukrainians are being forced to stay indoors. Many are living without reliable food, water or electricity. The people of Ukraine need our help -- now as urgently as ever!
Thanks in advance for your support, and thanks for your continued prayers for the people of Ukraine.
Gary LeBlanc, Mercy Chefs
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