For the last three years KBC has been serving seventy to ninety elderly on regular basis. Our team is dedicated to sharing the good news of the Gospel as well as provide for physically, emotional and spiritual needs of widows, veteran and just elderly in need. Socialist system of the USSR promised them "bright future" but when the system failed elderly were left to fend for themselves. With meager means for survival many are destitute and fall prey of hunger, hopelessness or at times evil men looking to take away the little they have left. Over the following several months we would like to introduce some of them to you and share their stories. We pray that you would be encouraged to see the Lord's hands and feet at work and even might join in.
Elena Constantinovna was born ninth town of Kilia in Odessa Region in 1945. She was hoping to become a doctor, but since she was from a very poor family she was only able to enroll into a Tiraspol Pedagogical Institute. While there she net her husband and had two sons while still in school. She was working as math teacher and studying at night. After graduating she was sent by the Communist party to Leova in Western Moldova. Her husband was prominent in the communist party and eventually was transferred to Chisinau. She has worked in the Institute for Teacher Quality Improvement. Travelled across the country with inspections. Now she is a widow. One son left as migrant worker outside of Moldova. Another tries to earn a living as taxi driver.
When KBC came to visit her for the first time she was in deep depression. She ate uncontrollably the cheap food she could get. She had no one to speak with and this even worsened her depression. KBC Elderly ministry worker shared with her about God's love and invited her to church. Since she accepted Christ the depression is now gone. Moreover she is very active in fellowship with others at Kishinev Bible Church.
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