• Summer fun in Ukraine
The Salvation Army in Kropvinitsky, Ukraine, is working hard to give children in the area a (northern) summer of fun and relaxation – some time out from the trauma of the war they live with every day.
Officers, staff and volunteers led day camps where the children played games, worked on crafts and all things outer space, learned about the Bible and the love of Jesus, practised the tambourine and enjoyed time outside in the fresh air and sunshine.
One of the officers commented that it was lovely to see the children having fun, laughing, and not having time to be fearful or sad.
Other corps throughout Ukraine are running similar activities to give local and displaced children as many opportunities as possible for fun, friendship and as ‘normal’ a summer break as possible.