Our God is the God of the oppressed, the less privileged and the voiceless. So, He desires to defend the destitute and the outcasts and to show His glory in them. On the first day of the Anniversary, a team from the Central Church of the Embassy of God in Kiev presented a project called:”Feed the Hungry” and demonstrated a master class on charity meals, through which they spread the Kingdom of God and transform people’s lives.
The people who gather at the charity meals come from different places: some recieved flyers, some came because of acquaintances. Pensioners, loners, or those temporarily out of work, as well as returning soldiers or homeless people are all drawn to these events. While people are gathering before the meal, the team of volunteers gets to know each person individually, works them through a questionnaire – thus finding out their needs, getting their contacts to be put in the database, and suggesting to those who are dependent on substances to go to the rehabilitation center. During the meal we share a brief Word of exhortation with them and, of course, pray the prayer of repentance with them.
After each charity meal, humanitarian assistance, like clothes and shoes, are given to the needy. They are invited to attend a course on spiritual development every Wednesday at 11:00, where there we can communicate and interact, read spiritual literature, and drink tea with sandwiches. About 10 people regularly attend the Bible course.
The “free bread” campaign is also very relevant to these special categories of people. This campaign gives a loaf of free bread at the end of the church service to those who attend it. Special food packages are also given out on special occasions.
After the charity meal is over, these people are issued a flyer for the next meal, and it is requested that they distribute the flyers to their friends. So, we use the people we’ve served as another way of advertising. In one year, the project “Feed the hungry,” has affected about 200 people.