Our morning started with a 7am departure time. We arrived at the bread factory and traded flour for bread. We loaded up four hundred hot loaves straight out of the oven. Upon our arrival in the village, a huge crowd of around 150 people had gathered. The chaplain shared a powerful message from the Word, and while he was sharing, we heard some nearby rumbling that indicated military action.
After sharing food parcels and warm bread with everyone, we headed on to the next drop. Our first group in the next village was mostly elderly people along with a few young families. We shared the gospel with them and distributed food and bread, as well as some soap and medicine. They are in desperate need of water, flashlights, and general medicines. We asked if anyone wants to leave, but they either have no money or no place to go outside of their home that they have lived in for so many years.
Afterwards, the chaplain went to a basement to meet some older grandmas and invalids that couldn’t make it to the meeting.
While we were waiting for the chaplain, we heard the thunder of rocket fire for about five minutes. Most of the local people just continued on doing their normal things, barely even stopping to see what was going on. It was sad to see how normal war has become to these people.
The chaplain soon emerged from the basement where he said he had had a very blessed time with some of the people there. He had even been able to lead two women to the cross to receive eternal life.
Occasions like this encourage the chaplain and our whole team that every minute of what we’re doing is worth it if even just one person is brought to salvation.