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.
Some people have a vision to visit prisoners. Some have been inspired to feed the homeless. For Doctor Irina, her ministry focus is to the elderly and sick. With the “Light for the Lonely” centre just outside of Kiev, she ministers to the retired and elderly, to the Grandma’s and Grandpa’s who have been abandoned by their relatives, and to the seniors who have chronic illnesses. She has also opened her centre up to refugees who are fleeing violence and war in the eastern Ukrainian provinces of Lugansk and Doneysk. Numerous people have come to her centre with only the clothes on their backs and a small bag of personal items. Whether her guests are Elderly and need a two week stay to build up their health, or are refugees fleeing war, Doctor Irina opens her house and heart to everyone.
Together with numerous Canadians, MPI has taken up the task of providing food for Doctor Irina’s centre. Without this support, Dr Irina would be unable to feed any of the guests of the centre (making ministry impossible).
Please partner with us so that the ‘Light for the Lonely’ Seniors Respite Centre can minister to Seniors and Refugees for another year!
Read this month’s newsletter to find out about how you can provide food for Dr Irina’s ministry!
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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.