Photo: while Roman Makhnev was behind bars, his mother's house burned down
In Kaluga, friends support believers who find themselves in trouble due to criminal prosecutionKaluga Region
On December 25, 2019, Roman Makhnev, a believer from Kaluga, left the pre-trial detention center, where he spent 182 days. During this time, his father died, and his widowed mother's house burned down. About 30 of Roman's fellow believers came to the aid of the elderly woman.
Friends of the Makhnevs reacted quickly. There were so many people who wanted to help that some had to refuse. As a result, about 30 people dismantled tons of burnt furniture, metal structures, roofs and household appliances in 2 days. They also cleared the walls of burning, installed a frame for a new roof and connected temporary wiring.
What was happening aroused great interest among the villagers, many specially came to see how the work was progressing. As far as they could, neighbors began to help: they provided volunteers with parking spaces, allowed them to use the toilet, borrowed kettles, and the like. Impressed by the support of her friends, the elderly woman repeated: "Everyone would like sons like my Roman!"
Update. In Kaluga, friends of the prisoner of conscience Roman Makhnev installed roof rafters on his mother's house.