Here’s one of the tough tasks that Pál and Anna Borzási (Pericei, Romania) have had this week… that of trying to comfort the couple who look after orphans in eastern Ukraine. These house-parents wanted to take a 17-year-old with them to Romania, along with the other children in their care. It was a journey to what they all thought would be peace and freedom, far from war-ravaged East Ukraine. It turned out to be a trip towards separation. This lad was no longer eligible to leave Ukraine because he had his 18th birthday during the trip, and was obliged to stay and defend his country. Heart-rending for all involved.
Looking after refugees is more than a full-time job. We are receiving offers from UK families who’d love to welcome fleeing Ukrainians, and we have to be realistic about all the challenges involved.
There is no doubt at all in anyone’s minds about how critical these days are for the spread of the Gospel. One lady to whom Pál Borzási has spoken to at length about her need of salvation has moved on to Germany, following instructions from her husband, still in Ukraine. She really didn’t want to leave Pál and Anna’s home and church, where she had seen real Christianity for the first time.
When the refugees arrive, the first question is 'Could you give us the Wifi password?' . (Photo left dark, for privacy reasons)