Serving widows: «I am trying not to give up and work hard...»
Global Christian Support continues implementing the program “Serving widows”, whose husbands died during the hostilities in Ukraine. We were able to provide material assistance to the widow Elena Eshchenko and her daughters in January thanks to the financial help of our friends from the United States. Military chaplain and GCS volunteer, Viacheslav Bevz, visited the family and brought assistance with food and household supplies. Elena and her daughters were very thankful because they even did not expected that the help would be so big and really necessary at this difficult time.
Elena brings up her daughter Viktoria, who is 10 years old now, and her stepdaughter Anastasia, whom she loves as much as her own. Elena with girls miss their father and that carefree time they spend when the father was alive. He was making their life happy and bright.
Eshchenko Viktor died at the age of 47 years. He served as a colonel in the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the “Peacekeeper” special battalion. He was killed during the battle of Illovaisk at the exit of the so-called “Green Coridor”. His injures were incompatible with life…
Elena cannot think about her husband without tears... Victor was a wonderful husband and father, a kind and fair man, a patriot of Ukraine and a good officer. “I felt myself warm and safe near my husband. Of course, sometimes we had difficulties in our life, but we also had a lot of victories and plans for the future. Our family was bright, kind and very happy, there were peace, love and mutual understanding between us. When I have lost my husband, I thought it happened not with me, it was like a nightmare. But my daughters were beside me, so I had to pull myself together and keep living for their sake. ”
My daughter Vika now is in the fourth grade 4, and Nastya studies at the University of Trade and Economy in Kyiv. Children often think about their father and believe he was a real example of a great man.
“Despite the terrible grief that happened in my life, I try not to give up, to work hard in order to provide my children all necessary, provide an education for them. I thank God for such people with a big heart who helps the widows and children of soldiers, who died protecting their country. I am very thankful for not leaving them alone with their pain and grief. "
At the end of the meeting, the military chaplain invited Elena and her children to church and prayed with them for peace and blessing.
We want to express thanks to the family of Pavenko Sergey and Valentina, as well as to Kirichenko Aleksey and Alina for the assistance provided to the widows and their children. May the Lord bless and reward you a hundred times for your good deeds!