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Finding Hope in a Forgotten War

In troubled times who do you go to for comfort, wisdom, solace or direction? Faith in the ever-present, merciful God of Abraham, Isaac, Israel and of us all, is no bad place to start.

The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in Him

(Nahum 1:8)

Whilst we adapt to our new ways of life, those in the Donbass area of eastern Ukraine have had six years of constant times of trouble. Without noteworthy events taking place, such as particularly high civilian death tolls, media outlets have little to comment on, as daily shelling, artillery strikes, mine explosions and breaks in ceasefire agreements have become a bleak mundanity. The crisis is indeed Europe’s Forgotten War and its deadliest war and worst humanitarian crisis since Yugoslavia broke up in 1991. More than 750 schools across eastern Ukraine have been damaged or destroyed, with over 220,000 children currently living in areas surrounded by mines and other explosive remnants of war. Statistically speaking, after Syria and Afghanistan, Ukraine holds the sombre title of being the country with the third most mine-related casualties in the world.

So our newsletter focuses on the incredible work of Love Without Borders as it reaches out to families who were in desperate need even before Covid-19 struck.

We hope that the accounts of need and the actions being taken will encourage you to support their mission. We also hope that you will be inspired by our new range of Christmas Cards and Alternative Gifts – never before has a card or a gift posted to a friend or relative  potentially meant even more.

Bless you.


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