"Reaching people for Christ: helping thousands of people out of poverty into a sustainable future"

Communitiestitle Caring for the Elderly

Antonina With Food

Be shepherds of Gods' flock that is under your car, watching over them-not because you must, but because you are willing, as God want you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve. 1Peter 5:2

Our soup kitchen in Sarny has been delivering meals for over 14 years to the elderly and disabled. They currently deliver to 35 homes every weekday.

17-year-old Nina who volunteers at our Soup Kitchen in Sarny, Western Ukraine couldn't believe her eyes when she started delivering food to the elderly and disabled. She said "When I first met the elderly people and saw their living conditions, I was distressed. I couldn't believe that this kind of poverty still exists." She saw people who had been at home for months on end, unable to care for even their basic needs. One of the beneficiaries is Antonina. She is 92 and has been housebound for about 7 years. She has a son, but he rarely visits her as he has his own disabilities to take care of. Gregoriy, 91 is another beneficiary. He is a widower who lost his wife 6 years ago. He loves to share stories of days gone by. Nina 92, and Olga 87 are sisters who live together in a house that is old, empty and uncomfortable. It is very cold in the winter time and they need to wear their outdoors clothing inside. They also enjoy the company of those who deliver their meals.

The elderly have so much to tell and offer, if only they have someone who will listen and get to know them.

With your help, we will be able to continue visiting these homebound souls, provide them with healthy meals, support them with heartwarming conversations and ultimately let them know they are valued.