The Bible Society in Belarus actively develops cooperation with the organizations and missions serving the Belarusian nation, the needy and socially unprotected being their first priority. On March, 15 the Bible Society workers took trip to Mohiliov city, where the charitable mission “Tabeya” is doing its ministry.
The trip proved very fruitful. We received a hearty welcome, and acquainted ourselves with different aspects of their ministry. We brought along a large set of Christian literature, which was gratefully accepted. Igor Mikhailov, the Bible Society Director told Pavel Brodov, the Head of the “Tabeya” mission in detail about the new editions available from the Bible Society.
Daily bread and spiritual food
One of the activities of the mission is providing the needy with feeding for free. Those having no means of living can come and get substantial food. Feed-in is taking place during a month twice a year (photo).
Anatoly Grigorievich (see photo), 61, has gone through many hardships. All his life he had lived in a timbered house together with his wife, son and daughter. Once at night the house caught fire. The daughter awoke Anatoly, and they all but the wife escaped being burnt. The wife was paralyzed, and, unable to move, she died in the fire. Tears were streaming down Anatoly’s cheeks when he told this tragic story. His soul is injured, and only Christ can comfort him.
Tamara Vasiljevna (see photo) had worked as a nurse all her life. She is now a pensioner, but her life has not become easier. Her son is a drunkard, and he takes away all her old age pension, leaving her with no supplies. Pavel Brodov met this poor woman at the market while she was picking cabbage leaves. Now Tamara Vasilyevna has an opportunity to get her daily food as well as satisfy her spiritual hunger.