Russian Church sends $5,000+ to feed 500 needy families in Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, August 21, 2020     

The Russian Orthodox Church’s Synodal Department for Church Charity and Social Service has transferred $5,385 (400,000 rubles) to the Social Department of the Bishkek Diocese in Kyrgyzstan for food aid to those in need.

The funds were collected via the departmental website, and were used to purchase 5 tons of food. 500 500 packages were then received by large families, single mothers, single pregnant women, the elderly, and people with disabilities, reports the official site of the Russian Orthodox Church.

Each package included four types of choice canned meat, vegetable oil, flour, sugar, rice, buckwheat, dry meat broth, tea, tomato paste, and household soap. Local benefactors also provided mayonnaise, ketchup, olive oil, canned fish, and cookies.

Since a state of emergency was declared in Kyrgyzstan on March 22, the diocese has already distributed 1,000 food packages at its own expense. The funds from the Synodal Department were used to provide food to those who had not yet received assistance from the diocese.

Through the distribution of goods, the diocese also became acquainted with 20 large families, with 7-10 children each, that are now receiving regular assistance from the Church.

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Editor8/22/2020 10:10 am
Person: The main answer to your question is that Moslem are also made in the image of God, and thus deserve our care. Christians are not eugenists who feed some and not others along racial or religious divides, so that some will die out while others live. God decides who lives and dies. Besides, there are many Christian Kyrgyz, and in general the Muslims there are so far not so radicalized. Fr. Daniel Sisoes, of blessed memory, travelled there to missionize and found the ground rather fertile.
person8/21/2020 10:37 pm
Why feed muslims who will out breed you and takeover?
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