Integra Aid

Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, we at Integra have pivoted towards shipping humanitarian aid to the most needy populations in the East and South of the country.

We are now focusing on the newly liberated areas, where we are finding people without heat, light, food, clean water, sanitation…living in almost unbearable conditions now in below zero temperatures.

We have been able to ship almost 100 large trucks full of aid. But the need remains so great, it can at time look hopeless. Mentioning this to our daughter last week, she sent me a quote (not from Scripture, but from Gandalf ;-).

“Some believe it is only great power that can hold evil in check, but that is not what I have found. It is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love.”

And truly this is what we are finding. Somehow the worst of times can bring out the best in people, as we witness extraordinary acts of sacrifice, service and kindness.

With winter now becoming heavy, we are redoubling our efforts to focus on sending “heat, light, food” to help Ukrainians survive until Spring. Thanks for your prayers, and encouragement to continue believing with us in God’s ability to multiply small acts of kindness, to push back the evil these people are so courageously facing.

blessings, Allan and Caulene Bussard