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 +400 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.


Pozdnyak Ekaterina Alekseevna

Born on October 14, 1938.We met her through her daughter Natasha, (she is disabled, has poor hearing, speaks poorly and is lame) and her son-in-law.Ekaterina Alekseevna lives in Smolevichi, in…

Grigorovich Valentina Aleksandrovna

I, a volunteer, Pinchuk Vera Alekseevna, I want to tell a little about the widow, Grigorovich Valentina Aleksandrovna. April 12, 1949 year of birth. She is disabled after a stroke.…

Chernetska Maria

This widow’s name was Maria, she was 79 years old. It so happened that she fell ill with an illness, she became paralyzed and she lost her hearing. Mary’s whole…

Polishchuk Maria Grigorievna

Maria lives in Mogilev. She became a widow in 2007. She has a serious knee disease – gonarthrosis. The youngest daughter died suddenly five years ago. Nothing foreshadowed a tragedy…

Belousova Nadezhda Adamovna

68 years old. She lived a very hard life. She is a disabled person of the second group. All the time she worked as a janitor in the communal services.…

Ovsyannikova Zinaida Ivanovna

95 years old, lived a hard life, a participant of the Second World War, a difficult post-war period and living in an uncomfortable communal house. Very sociable. For 2 years,…

Ivanova Maria Ivanovna

Hello, my name is Arthur, I am a volunteer from Bykhov. I want to tell you the story of Mary. At the beginning of summer, the youth and I decided…

Danylivska Halyna Mykhailivna

She was born on November 19, 1941 in the village of Divochky, Chernyakhiv district, Zhytomyr region. Her mother said that there were Germans in their village during the war. During…

Zabrodska Valentina

She was born on November 10, 1936, in the village of Novopil, Chernyakhiv district, Zhytomyr region. She got married, had no children from her first marriage. In the village, people…

Nina Kryk

Nina is a kind and friendly woman of 88 years. She was happily married to her husband before he died about 9 years ago. The couple did not have any…