New Thing is your love in action, inside the former Soviet Union
A report from Doug Brendel to all who support or follow New Thing in Belarus...
Your love is
Singin’ in the дождь!
Bad weather? No worries. Compassion conquers all!
When a load
of humanitarian aid from another country arrives (on average twice a month),
our “Response of the Heart” swings into action. Regardless!
Volunteers rush to off-load the TONS of donated food and goods.
Sloppy, sloshing, sopping-wet ... nobody seems too cranky about it!
If there’s a slave-driver in this scenario, it’s “The Great Kozovaya.”
(We call her this as a joke; she’s the humblest person on the planet.)
She reviews the official paperwork so she and the team can account for every ounce of cargo.
(At left is her husband Oleg — not to be confused with our photographer. This Oleg faithfully serves as our driver.)
In a downpour, the best jobs are inside the truck — or under the cargo itself!
Last year, every $1 given to New Thing translated into almost $10 worth of humanitarian aid for people in need in Belarus.
God bless everyone who gives!
Thanks for journeying with us!
Photos by Oleg Yarovenko
To give online — click here
To send a check by snail mail — New Thing, 403 Linebrook Road, Ipswich MA 01938