European Lectures honor Dawidow
More than seven years before the Iron Curtain fell, a drought following a severe winter, combined with Soviet Union oppression in the wake of the Solidarity movement, created food shortages in Poland. Churches raised $1.5 million to help, coordinated by missionaries including Bill McDonough, Royce Sartain, Don Yelton and Murray Czeczotka.
Dawidow and his son, Marek, helped distribute relief in Poland. Another son, Michael, coordinated efforts from Vienna, Austria, where he served as a missionary.
Nationwide publicity resulted, and the Poland’s communist government officially recognized churches of Christ as a religious group.