Widow’s Story


“Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow.”

Isaiah 1:17

We are actively serving +500 widows with visitation and food care packages in +25 villages, in Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia. Our interdenominational volunteer team of +30 are all Slavic believers, including our leadership staff.

We honor the widow by telling their difficult story. As our volunteer teams visit and deliver monthly care packages to those most in need, we’re often overwhelmed by difficulties facing the widow in Slavic culture. Alone, at times abandoned, longing for a friend. We’re also greatly inspired by their resilience, and strength of character.

Thank you World Challenge, and all who pray for the widow and our volunteer teams in Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia. You can learn more about our mission to Slavic culture by clicking here.


Lagunova Raisa Yakovlevna

I, Batyuk Lyudmila Alekseevna, volunteer in the ministry of widows in the city of Mogilev. I want to tell you about Lagunova Raisa Yakovlevna, a disabled person of the 2nd…

Shatilena Irina Vikentievna

I, Batyuk Lyudmila Alekseevna, volunteer in the ministry of widows in the city of Mogilev. I want to tell you about Shatilena Irina Vikentievna, who lives in the village of…

Babushka Natalia

I am a volunteer, Elena Treska. I’ll tell you about the widow Natalia. She has a granddaughter and an alcoholic son. They lived near the village of Ivenets, Belarus. The…

Babushka Elena

I am a volunteer, Treska Alexander Vyacheslavovich, I thank God that I can serve widows at such a young age. I’ll tell you about the widow Elena from Molodechno. She…

Kovalenko Lyudmila Vasilievna

Ludmyla was born in 1949, in the city of Kazatin (Vinnitsa region). She was educated for working at the railway station, which she did for her entire life, until her…

Berezhnaya Taisiya Yakovlevna

She was born in 1938 in the center of Ukraine, the village of Sestrinovka (Kazatinsky district, Vinitsa region). When she was a year and a half, her mother died, and…

Baranova Nina Efimovna

Born on 06/30/1952. She studied at the Mogilev Pedagogical School. She worked as a kindergarten teacher. More than 10 years ago, her husband passed away and she became a widow.…

Tatiana Morgulina

I am a volunteer Tarasik Irina Nikolaevna, I thank God very much for the joint ministry to widows. I thank everyone who works in this ministry, a very large and…

Zhestereva Alina

Alina, 63 years old. She lives in the front-line village of Severny, with a population of 36 people! During the hostilities, mines flew into her yard several times, and four…