It all unfolded in a blur of urgency and compassion. As our team arrived in the flooded city of Kherson, the water levels were rising rapidly to their all-time high. The streets turned into murky rivers, homes were swallowed, livelihoods destroyed…
We heard that people on the island part of the city were completely isolated, lacking bare essentials such as drinking water, sustenance, and critical medication. The rising floodwaters had become a prison, confining residents within the four walls of their living premises.
Our hearts grew heavy as we witnessed the critical needs firsthand. We felt God clearly calling us to go to the island.
“But how?” I said to the chaplain. “We didn’t have a boat, and we didn’t prepare for anything like this or plan it.”
“I received a word last night,” he said and quoted Matthew 22:4, ‘Tell those who are invited, I have prepared my dinner, my oxen and fattened cattle have been butchered, and everything is ready… Come.’ “Have faith, brother. God has everything planned and prepared for us. He will make a way.”
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