Ukraine Response - 080699 International Crisis Response

Mariya’s Story: She Couldn’t Live Without God

Samaritan’s Purse food distributions in Ukraine are accomplishing so much more than simply providing nutritious food that is in short supply. More than 161 million pounds of groceries have been given out so far, and Mariya, for one, has given her life to the Lord as a result.

When the war left her with no job and no money, Mariya initially volunteered to help with whatever was needed at the distributions. She daily rubbed shoulders with believers and soon discovered that she wanted what they had.

“I repented and realized I couldn’t live without God,” Mariya said. “I decided to devote my life to Jesus.”


Mariya now has a new focus as she seeks to distribute food to people who come to churches for assistance. “We carry His words and knowledge to the people who come to us for help,” she said. “Preaching God’s Word is our main task. Food is just a bonus.”

Please pray for the conflict in Ukraine to end quickly and for God to strengthen believers like Mariya who continue to serve Him faithfully during these difficult times.

Ukraine Response - 080699 International Crisis Response

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