We managed to travel to Ukraine by the grace of God for the first time in the last days of July.
We have been praying to God since the beginning of the conflict to prepare a way for us, so that we could take the donations to Ukraine for the poor ones, the refugees, and for the sufferers. God had placed this burden on my heart.
In the last few months, my co-worker, Szilvi, who was born in Ukraine and was four years old when she moved to Hungary with her mother, contacted her relatives after 46 years. Her relatives added me as a friend on Facebook and we started to have a good relationship. They helped us with everything. Szilvi’s uncle’s wife, Marika, was used by God to build the acquaintanceship.
We packed a car of seven passengers and a trailer full with 800 kilograms of food and took it to Ukraine. I am enclosing some pictures of it here. We could help and hand the food packets personally to the poor ones and refugees. We mailed 18 kilograms of packets to the conflict-worn citizens and to the ones who stayed at home.
We built very good relationships with the help of God. We saw in Ukraine that the Hungarians, the Hungarian-speaking gypsies, the Ukrainians, and even the Russians live in peace with each other. We handed out food packets to about 30 families, from all of these four people groups.
We worked with two churches in Nagyszőllős. In one of them, we served in the church meeting. They promised us to help in every area on our next mission journey as a host church. We are preparing our next mission journey at the end of November before Christmas. Thank you in advance for your support on our next mission trip!
Our mission might be very little in a country of 40 million people, but for those whom we could help meant a lot.
We are thankful for our Hungarian supporters, for Evangelical Friends Mission (EFM), and for the helpers in Ukraine for the accommodation, the coordination, and the financial, physical and spiritual help.
May God bless everyone who supported us. God helped us in everything. Glory and thanks to our Lord Jesus Christ.
We think of you with love and gratefulness.
Antal (Tony) Frei