MISSION WITHOUT BORDERS
"Bringing spiritual, emotional, educational & material aid to Eastern Europe"

News

Stories of struggle and success from our Field Countries

Summer Camp Dreams

April 11, 2016

It's spring now and our thoughts turn to the preparations underway for our annual summer camps. Mission Without Borders has a 20-year track record of providing summer camp for vulnerable children...

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Warming Hearts in Winter

March 3, 2016

Many are burdened by freezing temperatures, heavy snowfall and the high cost of just surviving. In Ukraine, the war drags on, dispiriting a nation. In Bulgaria, they continue to struggle with the Syrian refugee crisis. Albania and Bosnia-Herzegovina are beset with racial and religious tensions...

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MWB Family Thrift Center

February 10, 2016

We're happy to announce the opening of the MWB Family Thrift Center at the South Fraser Plaza (33550 South Fraser Way) in Abbotsford - Monday thru Saturday - 9:30 am to 5:00 pm...

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Seeds of Hope

February 3, 2016

In Eastern Europe there is poverty and hardship, (and even war) some as bad as anywhere on the planet. Without social services and safety nets poor families in Eastern Europe often have to choose between freezing in the dark or having food. Sometimes, tragically they can afford neither and if it...

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January 2015 Newsletter

January 8, 2016

Christmas, the biggest giving time of the year, has come and gone once again. And now it's January, the smallest giving time of the year. Once again organizations like ours have to deal with this post-Christmas plunge in donations of all kinds. Not only does the cash dry up, but food banks drop...

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December 2015

December 3, 2015

Where we work, in Eastern Europe, there are many thousands of parents who love their children and want them to have all they need. Just like you do. But it breaks their hearts, almost daily, as they see their children go hungry, too poor to even buy shoes so they can go to school. Too sick becau...

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Operation Winter Rescue

October 26, 2015

And winter returns…..'Tis the season for thanks and celebrations. We just celebrated Thanksgiving not only for our being so blessed with incredible bounty but also for God's incredible gift of his Son so that we can be saved...

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Operation Christmas Love

October 7, 2015

Christmas is a pretty tough time when you have nothing for your kids, not even food. So it becomes even more special when we show up at the door with an OCL hamper for the whole family. Imagine the joy and thankfulness of the parents. The great laughter and happiness of the kids. Indeed it is a...

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Operation Christmas Love

September 9, 2015

The Christmas season is typically the most wonderful time of the year. However, for many - in Eastern Europe just as it can be here in North America - it can be a very depressing time, when problems seem bigger and burdens heavier. How could a family rejoice when their hearts are filled with sad...

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Back to School

August 24, 2015

Parents in Eastern Europe are usually happy for their children to get back to school and acquire new knowledge and skills, but their joy is mingled with worries and anxiety. These feelings are an everyday companion for families in countries like Ukraine, Romania, Bulgaria and Moldova, as in far...

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The Power of Education: The Greatest Gift...

August 12, 2015

Nataliya can't imagine what life would have been like if she hadn't been supported by the Scholarship Project. She tries to express her gratitude, eyes filling with tears and appreciation: "For a child like me, it is a very great present. I would say, it is the greatest gift ever! I would never...

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Child Rescue International

July 7, 2015

According to some statistics, every tenth child in Moldova has one parent or both living and working abroad. While some do contribute to the welfare of their children, many do not, essentially abandoning their own children. Hence the strong need for our program...

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Hunger Hurts June 2015 Newsletter

May 25, 2015

In a small isolated village in Southern Moldova live many families mired in poverty, barely surviving. More than 3,000 people here subsist on an agricultural industry that is so poorly developed that hunger is always present...

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Giving Thanks for the Gifts We Receive

May 5, 2015

It's time once again to give thanks for the gift of summer and all the blessings we have received since last summer. Your birthday, perhaps a new baby and grandchild, maybe success at school and work maybe even your best Christmas ever. Perhaps a friend or family member came to...

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Summer Dreams Continue

May 4, 2015

What are your plans for the summer? The cottage, camping in the mountains, boating and fishing on a lake somewhere, maybe off to Disneyland with the family? Or maybe a glorious summer of backyard barbeques...

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Summer Camp Dreams

March 3, 2015

A sure sign that spring is almost here is when we start talking about Summer Camp. Last year we sent more than 3,000 kids to camp and for many, it was the trip of a lifetime for their young lives … a chance to enjoy warm clean beds, hot showers, good food and wonderful companionship for ten full...

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Seeds of Hope

February 1, 2015

As you look out your window and see the harshness of winter all around you (except coastal BC of course) spare a thought for the folks in Eastern Europe already deep into what promises to be a brutally cold winter. December through February is expected to be one of the coldest winters since 1981...

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January 2015 Newsletter

January 20, 2015

Its January and we're all exhausted from the Christmas season. Our bank accounts are exhausted too, from all that gift giving and our donations to the needy...

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December 2014 Newsetter

December 22, 2014

I'm sure you've noticed the pictures of Eastern Europeans all bundled up from the cold, in their homes! Not outside, but in their homes. There are no double glazed windows, insulation in the walls or carpets on the floors. Many don't even have windows...

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