MISSION WITHOUT BORDERS
"Reaching people for Christ: helping thousands of people out of poverty into a sustainable future"

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2017 Update and Hopes for 2018

UKRAINE

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During the last 25 years, since the Mission in Ukraine was officially registered in Ukraine, it has been continually bringing hope to the helpless. In 2018, the Christian team of the Mission will continue supporting children, families, the elderly and refugees. We aim to provide all sorts of relief and help to the needy as well as emotional, educational and spiritual support. Our motto has been the same over years: "Reaching people for Christ" and it is weaved throughout all our programs and projects. 

Now, Ukraine is going through a difficult period of its history. Ukraine's war-torn economy has been plunged into crisis following the EuroMaidan Revolution and the following conflict with neighboring Russia. Last year's inflation reached 16.4%, and the 2018 forecast is 12%. Consumer prices, medicine and utility costs are constantly rising. The current political uncertainty adds to the overall difficult situation, stalling the needed political and economic reforms.

In such times, MWB Ukraine continues offering hope, love and support. In 2018 we plan to continue supporting 500 poor, large families and around 7000 children living in 50 state-run Homes. The administration of these homes relies on us to supply children's needs with basic items such as food, hygiene, medicine, clothing, shoes, and school supplies.

Our coordinators are trained to offer material, spiritual, emotional and educational assistance.  Among our regular budgeted programs and projects, I would especially like to highlight the following:

Summer Camps: One of our great Projects having a tremendous impact on children's lives. Thanks to our generous sponsors, we were able to send 800 children into our five rented camp premises last year. Additionally, 520 children enjoyed our Day Camps carried out in some of our key communities. Now, the same numbers of campers are planned for summer 2018.

The Mission's Training Center in Sarny is providing very popular, government-approved courses in sewing, cooking and computers for 150 students from poor families. Now, they all receive a chance to get a job to earn their living and become self-sufficient.

Relief trips to the east of Ukraine: It's also worth mentioning that in 2017, the Mission in Ukraine alongside with the local churches arranged for two relief trips with various materials for the needy people in the suffering east of Ukraine. The delivery trucks contained food, furniture, clothing, mattresses, roofing materials and 2000 OCL parcels for the needy families. All delivered items were distributed through our local partner churches in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts.

We are confident that with God's help and our generous supporters, we will continue doing good works in 2018. We'll go on having a strong focus on helping children in state-run Homes as well as supporting needy families. Please continue praying for Ukraine and for the Mission in Ukraine and may God richly bless you.

Mykola, MWB-Ukraine, country manager