Dear Fellow Workers at The Word for Today,I have great gratitude in my heart because, with your help, God’s message of hope has reached many Ukrainian-speaking people even in these weeks full of doubts.
At your request, I would like to tell you what we are doing and where your publications have come as part of this mission in a few sentences.
We have been working hand in hand with the Hungarian Baptist Aid and the Baptist on Mission Foundation for many years. During the current period of war, we are (also) present in Ukraine with medical groups, providing free treatment and counselling for refugees, orphans, and soldiers. Needless to say, the situation is very difficult… almost unbearable the complete hopelessness and blank future associated with misery, persecution and violence. Therefore, believe me, you, your work, and these publications are sorely needed. “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” (Galatians 6:2 NKJV) According to His Word, God teaches us to build one another. He invites us to go beyond ourselves and notice others. Moreover, seeing the problems, we carry each other’s burden. How good it is that we have been able to do this now with you, via the “Word for Today” publications, prayers, medicines, and other donations. Glory be to God for it.
In the last few weeks, we managed:
- To get to Rafajnaújfalu [Рафайновe/Rafaynove is a Hungarian-speaking village in Zakarpattia Oblast], where we gave out publications at a refugee reception point. Here we even met rape victims from Butsa (many women and even a little boy).
- Also visited refugee reception points in Gát and Gut [Гать/Gat and Гут/Gut are Hungarian-speaking villages in Zakarpattia Oblast]. Many people came to these places from the interior of the country, even all the way from Harkiv.
- We were also in Munkács [Мукачево/Mukachevo], where an orphanage was set up for children orphaned in the war, where we could talk to teenagers. And in a section of the hospital set aside for the soldiers, we were able to hand out publications to soldiers, who mainly suffered burns and were expecting a long recovery. We visited a refugee reception point here, too.
- And I conclude my list by reporting that we managed to deliver care packages to several parts of the Donetsk region for the soldiers there, and we put a copy of “The Word for Today” in each of the packages.
Thank you! Without you, all our help would have been much poorer!Much Love:Tóth Tünde
worker of Hungarian Baptist Aid