Mission Partners is an outreach ministry to Children, Seniors, and Pastors in Ukraine and Belarus. Partnering together, we extend helping hands. With open hearts we can change the lives of those in need. Together, we can make a difference!
What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he loses one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one which is lost until he finds it?
And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing.
And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbours, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the my sheep which was lost!’
I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance.
Luke 15:4-7 (ESV)
Work While it is Day
July 2, 2014
In Canada, we just celebrated Canada Day. I had the opportunity to spend some time with friends at a barbecue. After eating, we all drove over to a nearby park where there was music, festivities and activities for kids. We stuffed ourselves with burgers and sausages for dinner, and then enjoyed taking the kids between the various attractions.
Praise God for the peace we enjoy. We can openly meet to worship God without fear. We can openly share our faith with anyone who will listen. We can go to work or school without facing persecution (for the greater part).
Most of the world is not like this. I just read a story about a Christian man in Iraq who, after he was unable to pay the ‘tax’ to the Islamic militants, was forced to watch as his wife and daughter were raped. I saw video of artillery shells killing civilians fleeing for their lives in Donestk region, Ukraine. I saw video of a artillery shell falling a dozen feet away from a apartment building in Lugansk region, Ukraine. I wondered about who lived there: are they dead now?
The world needs Jesus! People need to hear the message about Christ, coming Judgement, salvation and redemption. MPI is working in Ukraine and Belarus to spread the message of Christ. We are partnering with those in Canada and Ukraine/Belarus who are willing to stand in the gap with us, and make a difference!
A close friend reminded me recently: “The night is coming when no one can work, therefore, work while it is yet day!” I believe these words of Christ are for us.
In Canada, summer is the time for barbecues, swimming, and camp! In Ukraine this year, summer is the time for spiking food and heating costs. In eastern Ukraine, it the time for war, bombs and shooting.
Maybe we can’t directly stop the fighting (we can always pray), but we can still make a difference. In June, MPI asked for your help to feed the hungry. This month, we are asking for your help to send kids to camp. This is one of our most powerful opportunities to introduce young people to Jesus as Lord and Savior. I can’t even express how much success comes through this program. For some reason, the Lord has seen fit to bless this outreach in a powerful way. Jesus cares about this generation of teens!
Please partner with us through your financial donations and prayers to support this ministry!
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Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
Mission Partners International is a not-for-profit charitable organization based in Canada whose sole purpose is to help the people of the former Soviet Union in whatever way possible. Our exclusive mission field is the countries of Ukraine and Belarus. Our mandate precludes us from supporting or partnering with any charitable work in any other country of the world. As such, we are unable to support or partner with pastors in Asia, Africa, India, or the Middle East.