Although communism collapsed in Eastern Europe more than 30 years ago, its effects can still be seen today. As the cost of living continues to rise in spite of low incomes, families wonder how they will survive. For the poorest of families in Romania, Moldova, and Ukraine, the Adopt-A-Family program has been a ray of hope. This program also reaches out to needy families in the Middle East and families in Nicaragua, the second poorest country in the western hemisphere. This program focuses on helping Christian families, but some parcels are distributed to unbelievers as a means of outreach. Sponsors provide $75 a month to send 50-pound parcels of food and healthcare items to those in need.
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Bilal is a recipient of an Adopt-A-Family food parcel.
Moldova is a beautiful, mountainous country landlocked between Ukraine and Romania. But behind the country’s beauty, poverty remains.
Monthly Adopt-A-Family food parcels provide a ray of sunshine for families who face discouraging circumstances.
Adrian broke into tears as he expressed thanks to sponsors for there help. “We are thankful to God for what we have. God bless those people.”
Many Ukrainians have lived a relatively quiet, peaceful life. But since 2014, bombs and gunshots left their mark on southeastern Ukraine.
“Families need encouragement,” says a staff member in Romania. Thanks to the parcels, CAM distribution drivers have a chance to leave people with smiles.
A family from Ukraine who receives Adopt-A-Family food parcels wrote..”Sometimes it was as the bread for Elijah in the desert.”
Vasile’s meager monthly income of around $200 is stretched thin as he tries to meet the needs of his wife and eleven children.
Gypsy camp life is difficult for Vita and her husband as they struggle to provide for their young children.
A food parcel encourages Sasha and Victoria, especially during the winter months in Ukraine. With a house that doesn’t keep out the cold, the children became sick.