A report from Doug Brendel to all who support or follow our New Thing ministry in Belarus...
“Doing the dishes” never felt
If your dishwasher ever broke down, you remember what it’s like to do dishes the “old-fashioned way.”
Now imagine that your family included hundreds of hungry children.
That was life, year after year, for the kitchen workers at “Camp Planeta” in Minsk.
This camp provides care for children still living in the high-radiation regions of Belarus near Chernobyl, as well as hundreds of other children from across the country.
We’ve been helping them for years — maybe you remember some very happy kids playing on some great new playground equipment? (And last year, on a brand-new trampoline?)
For years, in the Camp Planeta kitchen, every dish had to be washed by hand ... every meal prepared in ancient pots.
But then came your love ... Your generous giving to New Thing provided a brand-new automatic dishwasher and a complete set of cooking pots!
The workers are celebrating!
Here’s part of the joyous email received this past Monday by “The Great Kozovaya,” our Response of the Heart team leader, from Camp Director Elena:
Maybe the best part: I never asked friends of New Thing for help with this project.
We were able to do this simply because friends like you decided to give, out of the goodness of your heart, knowing that 100% of any contribution would go into Belarus.
So when the need arose, the funds were already there.
God bless you for responding to that generous impulse.
Thanks for journeying with us!
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