Fraser Valley Group - September 2012 | Hungry For Life

September 2012: ,

Nine individuals from the Lower Mainland traveled to the Ukraine in September. This team, called the Fraser Valley Group, was comprised of people from River of Life Church, Eden Mennonite and the Simple Churches. The team of nine was led by HFL team leaders Chad Martz and Heidi Blundell. The team held banquets in the villages that they visited, alongside distributing food and hygiene hampers, clothing, and kids gift packages. They also did home visitations to encourage widows, poor families and handicapped individuals. The team also participated in the grand opening of the rehabilitation center for those who struggle with addictions.

Read the team blog.

Additional items accomplished: 
  • 476 food and hygiene hampers were distributed
  • 10 banquets were held in various villages
  • 51 home visits
  • Visited 43 orphans and did crafts
  • Distributed 3,795lbs of clothing, blankets, shoes, etc.

Team Testimonials:

“[One highlight I experienced on this trip was] seeing the change in a couple I met 3 years ago; There was light and joy where before it was bleak and depressed.”
“[One highlight was that] during a house visit [a man] came to repent and accepted Christ!”
“[This trip helped me realize that] it takes so little to make someone happy. Just a hug can do it.”
“[It was] very humbling to work with John & Nadia.”
“[This trip has changed me and I’m] learning to try to see people the way God does.”
“I am awed by the number of people that remembered me...and prayed for me all this time.”
“[I was deeply affected by] how people in great need have such faith and love for God.”