Poor Ukrainian Children Received Presents American Churches

15 February 2023

Slavic community in Knoxville Tennessee, USA, in cooperation with the international Christ is the Answer ministries organized a charitable event ‘Secret Friend’ for poor children of Ukraine. Around 200 presents were delivered to children aged from 3 to 17.

The Slavic community in the USA initiated the event and, having received lists of presents from CITA missionaries, packed a parcel for each child to meet their wishes, but remaining in the status of ‘Secret Friend.’


Children ordered toys, coloring books and albums with pencils, “dolls with big eyes,” sneakers, backpacks, sports inventory, jackets, perfumes and make up, lego and play stations. They also mentioned power banks.


According to the missionaries, children in Kharkiv, Zaporizhzhia, Mykolaiv, Rivne and Ternopil regions were very happy that their dreams had come true.

“Sometimes it seems to us that we can do nothing… I don’t have a large income to do great deeds and meet the needs of other people. But when we open our hearts to reveal love towards our neighbor, we find great strength in it. This is the time when God turns it into something much bigger.

This is exactly what happened this time. The Slavic community in Knoxville Tennessee, USA, so eagerly brought great joy to children in Ukraine at such a challenging time. I believe that each of us can respond to someone’s pain,” shared Antonina Zelenko, an operational CITA manager.

The international Christ is the Answer ministries pursues a global purpose which is to spread the Gospel by using different evangelism and ministry instruments.

The Press-Center of the Christ is the Answer ministries.

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