Heading east to Zaporizhya to help with the wave of refugees coming in from Mariupol and other areas hit hard during the fighting. YWAM is definitely reaching out to those who need it most and I’m proud to have a little part in it.
3 May within the last hour (9pm local) my buddy @pavloborovskyi who lives Lviv took these videos of Russian airstrikes on the city. Lviv is a western city and considered a safer area in Ukraine but this goes to show, nothing is off limits. I’m nowhere near this as I’m in Kiev but please pray for the people of Lviv and all of Ukraine.
Nice relaxing Sunday getting ready for a busy week with pushing food, supplies and hope east.
Kiev has been quite for over three weeks but the silence was shattered April 28th when a Russian cruise missile struck the lower floors of a residential building injuring 10 and killing one.
Video credit to my buddy @sabakens
Headed SouthEast about 7 hours for this trip to Dnipro. Dropped off food and aid that will head to Donbas region and was able to see a truly beautiful city. As we made our way back we heard a distant boom on the outskirts of Kiev and saw the familiar mushroom cloud which comes after a strike.
There is always light that shines through during the darkest times. Today we were able to bring a mother’s son back to her. He was getting treatment in kiev from injuries recieved during a Russian artillery strikes on his village.
We were off the beaten path today and regardless of where you go, you cannot escape to scars of war and the dangers war leaves behind.
Kharkiv is a city under siege but still standing strong. Driving through to deliver food was an eye opener with how a city of over 1.5 million could be so empty.
We are just north of Bucha and this location was home to artillery and over 2000 Russian infantry troops which conducted attacks on Bucha and Irpin. Villagers said Russian were here for over 30 days, and one day they woke and the Russians were gone.
If you want to see an amazing example of refusing to be a victim and taking back your city and life then this updateis it. The Ukrainian spirt is absolutely amazing for which I have such great respect.