At a time of inflation and financial instability, many people throughout the UK may find it difficult to celebrate Christmas in 2022 as they would wish to. But for refugees from the terrible war in Ukraine, displaced from their homes and frequently living in bordering Eastern European countries such as Poland and Slovakia, there is little hope for any joy this Christmas at all.
Over the years, Mission Without Borders (MWB) has brought food, gifts and tokens of the love of Jesus Christ to those in the greatest need throughout Eastern Europe. We call this programme Operation Christmas Love (OCL). Our OCL parcels are delivered by our charity’s volunteers and contain basic foods, toys and treats for the children. They also include inspirational Christian literature that is so needful at this time of the birth of Our Saviour.
Operation Christmas Love provides a vital link with the outside world for the destitute and poverty stricken, showing that they are not forgotten and that people care about them and their loved ones. While Christmas is a joyous festival celebrated by millions of people around the world, it can also be a very lonely time for some, especially the poor and needy.