Fraser Valley Group - September 2015 | Hungry For Life

September 2015: ,

The Fraser Valley Group, comprised of nine members and two HFL staff members, departed for Nikopol, Ukraine on a humanitarian relief mission through the long established relationship with Pastors John and Nadya Bokoch and their ongoing work through the Nikopol Baptist Church.

The team provided food hampers and clothing distribution to the widows and impoverished, and also conducted home visits and Bible teachings. Over $50,000 was raised for the purchase of food, medical supplies, youth team equipment and widow care. This was a returning visit for over half the team members, most who visited Nikopol in the Spring 2015 trip.

Additional items accomplished: 
  • Completed 10 home visits
  • Hosted 10 banquets for 1300 people
  • 1200 food hampers distributed
  • 1200 hygiene hampers distributed
  • children packs distributed
  • 100lb of gleaners soup mix distributed
  • 2 sessions of biblical teaching: 15 men at the Rehab Center and 35 men at the Nikopol Church

Team Testimonials:

"Many times (I was) emotionally stretched outside my comfort zone and in the midst of the 'chaos' and 'changing landscapes and timelines', I looked more often than normal for the calming peace of God's presence."
"This work/service refines me and reveals areas of weakness & immaturity."
"Only people matter—rejoice with those who have joy & weep with those who suffer."
"[This trip has shown me that] God works out the details."
"When you give out you get so much more back—I have been ministered to."
"May God give me strength to pray more fervently."

Team Blog:

Friday, October 9th, 2015

Can it possibly be over???


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Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Open Doors

It seems wherever we go in this city of 120,000 the Lord is continually opening doors for all sorts of ministry to take place.

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Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

So many amazing stories and visits...

Its hard to know where to start with our amazing day.
It started with our last banquet in some unpronounceable village, and it ended with amazing house visits.

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Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

Foster Families...a night of encouragement

Last night we had an amazing evening of encouragement.
Our team met with 3 families that are fostering kids, and heard their stories. I will try to be brief as i tell them to you

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Monday, October 5th, 2015

Weeks End Update

Dream Team members have had a very busy and full schedule these last few days to close out their first week in the Ukraine. Serving in three banquets at three locations throughout the region attended by well over 600 people. The team has witnessed God's great provision for the people of Nikipol!

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Sunday, October 4th, 2015

Another Full House

Church this morning was a blessing for all. It is always amazing to feel the presence of God in a service where you don't speak the language. We had communion together, and since they use a common cup we were all thankful we were sitting in the front row of the 200+ congregation!

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Saturday, October 3rd, 2015

Double Double

Today we had 2 banquets, and both were overflowing - not quite double what we were expecting, but close!

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