The Fellowship’s Yael Eckstein is currently in Ukraine delivering food packages and winter heating assistance to our Operation Winter Warmth recipients.
One of those recipients is Frida, a widow and Holocaust survivor who still remembers the bloody atrocities she witnessed as a child. Despite years of suffering and hardship, often because of her faith, she has not lost her belief and trust in God. Now she lives a life of poverty and isolation.
Frida was filled with joy by Yael’s visit, kissing her and her traveling companions throughout the visit. The fact that Americans and those who represent them were visiting her made her feel important, and Yael assured her that indeed she is very important. Having not seen many Westerners in her life, Frida was surprised that Americans look similar to Ukrainians.
Frida was moved by the visit, the food package, and the caring support from Fellowship friends around the world.