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.


Medelyaeva Zoya Grigorievna

Zoya is 73 years old. She was born on April 12, 1947 and lived all her life in Slavyansk. She graduated from the Slavic Technical School of the Chemical Industry.…

Varvara Vasilyevna

Born on July 1, 1945, in the Krasnopol district. At the age of 20 she got married and moved to Krasnopole. She worked in the dining room as a cook.…

Dominika Polyukhovich

Dominika is 86. She has experienced a tremendous amount of pain in her life. She had 3 sons and lived in Crimea. In 1960, children played in the field and…


Praskovya is 93 years old, she is a widow, and has buried all her sons. Praskovya’s life was not easy, she went through the war, hunger and many other things…

Galina Bessmertnaya

Thanks to God, the ministry to widows began in May 2020. In August 2020 we met Galina, a widow since 1993. It’s been three years since he buried her son.…


This widow’s name is Maria, she is 79 years old. She lives alone and has physical health problems. Several years ago, her legs stopped walking and she was confined to…