DEC 2021: PEACE, JOY, LOVE, HOPE
Sending a very warm and sincere Merry Christmas greeting to you all!
As we turn the calendar and see DECEMBER, we realize that we are on the cusp of another new year – Lord willing – but one has to ask, where has the year gone??!! Bet you feel the same way!
There is always so much good stuff reported from our field workers, it could never fit in just one newsletter. So hopefully you also follow MWB on Facebook and Instagram, where we post nearly every day, sharing more about our ministry in Eastern Europe.
2021 has been exciting for our Canadian office ... we relocated in June, downsizing from a warehouse to smaller office space. Our National Director has now set up a warehouse in the Toronto area, for collection of GIK (Gift-in-Kind) items and has been successful in receiving large quantities of corporate goods, which will be shipped to our warehouse in Romania. He is also busy with many on-line fundraising projects, as we wait for the day when traveling and personal visits can be made once more!
God has truly been good and faithful to us, as we carry on His work amongst those that need His help so very much. And the work could not happen but for the wonderful blessing of supporters like you.
So, thank you, thank you, thank you for your continued support of Mission Without Borders!
Olha is a refugee from the Lugansk oblast and now resides in Blahodatne, western Ukraine. She has cerebral palsy and eyesight problems; the support from MWB – including Operation Christmas Love – means the world to her.
When war first broke out in eastern Ukraine in 2014, Olha’s mother had just been diagnosed with cancer. Suddenly, all facilities and services ground to a halt, and like many others, Olha and her mother had to shelter at home without running water or electricity, with no food or support from social workers.
Eventually, they were able to escape from the conflict zone, and were warmly accepted by a church community in Blahodatne; some Christians even allowed them to live in an empty old house.
Her mother sadly died soon after their move, leaving Olha to fend for herself amongst the kindness of strangers.
“I find many little reasons to be joyful every day … it is Jesus, the bright sky that I see from my window. I am limited physically, but my heart and soul are free.”
“I thank MWB for their support and for the Operation Christmas Love parcels I have received. I cannot thank the people who gave generously in person, but I keep them in my prayers.”