Stories from the Field

See the Smiles You Brought to Kids in Ukraine!
Thursday, February 8, 2024 by Amber Schafer

 

With fresh attacks in Ukraine the past several weeks, we are reminded of the shadows and suffering brought by war. Because of the generosity of churches and individuals this past fall, the faces of 192 Ukrainian children were brightened when they received Smile Boxes.

Even though the Smile Boxes were delayed because of bombings near the border and did not make it in time for Christmas, these gifts extended the joy of the Season. Children were as happy to receive the treasures in January as part of “after-Christmas” outreaches.

Each Smile Box included school supplies, personal care items, clothing, toys, and a Bible. See the smiles you brought to kids in Ukraine as they proudly try on their new backpacks and display the Bibles included with their gifts.

Thanks again for being part of the Smile Box Challenge and bringing the love, care, joy, and hope of Jesus to Ukraine! Pray with us that these packages make an eternal impact on the lives of these children.

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