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!
Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!
Matthew 7:7-11 (ESV)
“Today, you can enable christians, disciples of Jesus, to seek out those who are lost: to help them and bring them to Jesus, Saviour!”
Delivering Food in a Time of War
August 22, 2014
We just received this report from Andrei Shander, MPI’s ministry coordinator in Kiev, Ukraine:
Today, I went to the Metro store (a large grocery store in Kiev) with Pastor Ruslan from Lutugino (just outside of Luhansk).
Pastor Ruslan came to Kiev looking for food and personal hygiene items for people in the war torn areas of the Lugansk region. As a Pastor, Ruslan feels that now is the time to help his people more than ever before. He comes to Kiev every two weeks and gets groceries from MPI’s food bank and Christian Hope Church.
In Lutugino, he makes up food packages and delivers them to the people who are still living in their apartments and houses, and also to those who are hiding in basements and bomb shelters. Numerous areas of Lugansk are experiencing shelling and mortar attacks, as bombs fall from Air Force jets. The shells, mortars and bombs blow up in the streets, and hit houses and apartment buildings. The people who receive the food and water kiss their hands and cannot thank them enough for helping them. While it is a great risk, the Pastors see themselves as having been born for a time like this.
What are you seeking? In Canada this month, many are looking forward to Christmas. For children, the thought of the coming presents makes them giddy. For parents, the few days rest during the holidays is most welcome. Each family has their own traditions.
But in Ukraine this year, we have one prayer for every soul: Peace on earth, Goodwill to all men. It seems like such a simple thing. For so many in Ukraine, this prayer is only a dream. The conflict involving the two eastern provinces of Ukraine has divided the country, and has even divided some families. While the humanitarian crisis in the east is becoming acute, the rest of the country is suffering from the burden of all the refugees, the falling local currency, and the lack of central heating fuel.
This winter, MPI is continuing to partner with other Canadians to make a positive impact in the lives of those who desperately need our help. Please read our newsletter to find out what MPI is doing to help needy people in Ukraine this month.
Read this month’s newsletter to find out about how you can help people this December!
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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.