Eastern Slovakia
Slovak and Carpatho-Rusyn Genealogical Research

McJoyful Christmas in Eastern Europe

This is a presentation put together by Ed Dickson, a Canadian missionary living in Kiev, Ukraine. He has been working for a number of years to improve the living conditions for orphans in this country, and to show these kids how much God loves them.

McDonalds has become the elite place to eat in Ukraine !

Orphan kids don't get to eat there.

A few years ago, he came up with the idea of taking the kids from the orphanage to McDonalds for lunch at Christmas.

Last year, he helped to take 900 kids in the city of Krivoy Rog to McDonalds at Christmas time.

It may not seem like much, but in the Ukraine only families who are well off can afford to go.

Loads of Love has taken over 16,000 children to McDonald's so far.

See the McDonald's Big Mac commercial sung in Ukrainian complete with Cyrillic lettering in the text of the commercial.

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