Making The Widow’s Heart Sing
Our ‘Bread of Life’ friends in Belgrade, Serbia, have an established fruitful ministry to the elderly, and especially to widows.
Vidosava is seventy-two, living as a tenant with a minimal pension. She suffers with asthma, high blood pressure and heart disease. A BOL carer visits her regularly, monitoring her health and delivering her necessary medication.
Vidosava’s low income and consequent inability to pay her rent means she could not survive without monthly assistance. She sends her thanks to SGA supporters who assist in her daily needs.
Bread of Life also have several handymen who can assist the needy with practical tasks in their homes.
Widows in Eastern Ukraine find themselves trapped near the war zone, where fighting has gone on for over four years. Their daily existence is tough and heart-breaking. More than 10,000 people have lost their lives. SGA is helping local churches to bring some help and comfort to widows there. A number have received electric heaters to help keep one room in their homes warm and comfortable. Gifts of food and other necessities have been gratefully received. The knowledge that people care and are praying for them helps to ease burdens.
Lyubov, aged eighty-nine, and living on a meagre pension says, ‘Life has not been easy, but the Lord is with us from our youth to our old age. I have buried my son and my youngest daughter. My husband died twenty-five years ago. In January 2017 I suffered a massive heart attack.’ Yet Lyubov’s trust in God remains.