Our History

Over 60 years of transforming lives in Eastern Europe

A single, torn-out Bible page was all a pastor in the USSR had to preach from for seventeen years. Showing this to Mission Without Borders' founders, he challenged them ...

"Put Bibles into our empty hands, to reach our own people." 

And that's exactly what they did. From 1960, called Underground Evangelism, we smuggled Bibles behind the Iron Curtain. Later, renamed Aid to the Persecuted, we also brought material support to Christians oppressed - and persecuted - under the Soviet Union's atheist, communist regime. 

With the collapse of the Iron Curtain, and the disintegration of Cold War barriers, Mission Without Borders (MWB) was born. Our aim was to bring spiritual, emotional, educational and material aid to all those in need, regardless of their belief. Our values are to reach impoverished people and communities for Christ - to bring healing, help and hope as they move towards becoming self-sufficient.

When Romanians ousted communist dictator Ceausescu in 1989, the world was shocked to discover thousands of desperately needy children housed in dilapidated orphanages. They suffered greatly - starved not only of food but also love, care and human touch. MWB immediately provided material and educational help. By 1990, to change such children's lives and give them a future, we established our Children-in-Crisis program.

While the context where we work has changed significantly in the last 60 years, our Mission has stayed the same - reaching people for Christ.

In 2020 - our 60th anniversary year - our international office curated a collection of 60 stories showing how God has blessed what we do and the people we encounter ... CLICK HERE.

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