Zuhra Zairovic is a single mother living in a shack community in Belgrade, Serbia. She became pregnant at a young age, and when the father-to-be discovered this, he abandoned her never to be found again. Not long afterwards the husband died. Zuhra had two options. Abort the baby or leave it on the streets at birth. She was brave and carried the child through to birth and she kept her baby girl. That girl is now 13 years old and as sprightly as they come.
This woman faces an even more difficult situation than most. She lives in the slums and in a place that has dim prospects for anything else. She and her girl go day in and day out to the garbage dumps to search for food. They also search for anything that they could possibly resell to others. They use their little cart that they found, to lug the items collected. Even that is not enough.
The winters are worse because they cannot really collect anything to sell. The winters are cold in their shack and they will put anything in the fire to keep warm, even toxic materials that create sickness as they breathe in the poisonous fumes.
The Western Balkans is a very cold place in the winter. They would have died last winter had it not been for Pastor Erman coming to their aid with firewood that was supplied at the church by the partners of Shining Light Ministries. She begged us to tell you thank you for supplying her with firewood this past winter. But a new winter is coming. Food is consistently needed. Currently she has no food in her shack.
We would like to provide her and 120 other widow families with a standard package of $1,000 that will cover a month’s supply of food ($200) and hygiene ($50) and a winter supply of firewood ($750). The firewood helps with cooking, keeping warm, and even drying clothing.
In James 1:27 it says, “Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction.” Right now, more than ever, the orphans and widows of the Balkans are in dire need.
Please make a generous, tax-deductible contribution at this time because it will save lives. A little child will stay alive this winter because of your help. Do not turn away from God’s greatest gift, the children, our future. Maybe you can help with a gift of $100, $250, or $500. Or perhaps you can help with a gift of $750, $1,000 or $2,000. Whatever you can do at this time will make a difference. Please, seek into your heart and listen to the voice of God inside of you as to what you should do. A gift, small or large, will make a difference. Please do it right now! We need to hear from you today. We pray His divine blessing upon you and your loves ones.