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Adventists of Lugansk present immigrants with washing machine

Young people put on a program, sharing music and poetry with attendees.

Adventists of Lugansk present immigrants with washing machine

[Photo courtesy of the Euro-Asia Division]

Adventist leaders in the Lugansk communities  of the Ukraine learned immigrants, from the front-line territories in Ukraine,  have an acute need for a washing machine and oven. Parishioners in the community presented them with a washing machine, an oven, toys and clothes. The families live in the dormitory of Lugansk National University. 

"Children often ask for sweets and we do not always have the opportunity to buy something for them, and because of the lack of an oven, we cannot even bake," said one of the residents.

The youth created a special program in honor of the event. Young people performed several poems, both from famous authors and their own compositions. They also held song service and sang with a guitar.

District pastor Oleg Gnidenko addressed the audience with a Bible story, telling about three women whose biographies contain the Holy Scripture. He told about Eve, the mother of Jesus , Mary and Mary Magdalene. At the end of the meeting, the children of the immigrant community read a poem as a token of gratitude for the program and the gifts.