When they arrived in Bucharest, after Russia’s initial invasion, the refugee center at Sfanta Treime church was overflowing and had nowhere to put them. So, the family has been staying with ABWE missionaries Cristi and Michelle Harlea, along with four other Ukrainian refugees.
Thankfully, unlike many refugees, the Broykos speak Romanian because their town was close to the Ukraine-Romania border. Maria, who is a believer, accidentally left her Bible in Ukraine when they fled. Russian Bibles are very hard to find in Romania, but Michelle was able to find two in a church’s basement in Moldova through her network of friends. One for Maria and one for Alexander if he was interested.
Before the war, Alexander was a vegetable farmer with very little extra time in the day. Now, he has a lot of extra time and has read through the four Gospels seven times. He recently said to Michelle, “Now I finally understand, and I can’t believe that it’s taken me so long.”
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