Stories From the Field

Summer Bible Clubs - Ukraine Response

Reaching the Hearts of Children and Refugees

Meet Lena! She is the coordinator of the Summit Missions Bible Club program. Each week-long club is full of games, songs, lessons, and crafts, and Lena says the children are noisy, active, and have an exciting time. But these same children that ...read more
Ukraine Response

Seeking Hope and Security

Leaving their home and everything behind in a port city of Ukraine, a family of four came to Transnistria with one suitcase. This grandmother, her daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren were invited to a children’s program and a Sunday ...read more
Ukraine Response - Help the Children

Refugees Receive Care and Support

Anna and her two sons, Valeriy (16), and Alexey (8), didn't plan to leave their home in Ukraine. But when explosions hit near their home, everything changed. Prior to the war, they led a typical life in Ukraine. Anna worked for a cleaning ...read more
Ukraine Response - Church Without Walls

Refugees Experience the Care of the Local Church

Diana and her husband lived in a port city in Ukraine with their one-year-old daughter Polina. Diana told us, “Explosions were heard near our home. I was afraid for Polina’s life.” Diana’s husband drove her, her sister, and ...read more
Ukraine Response - Help the Children

Your Care Makes a Difference in Wartime

Leaving her bank job and some of her family and friends in Ukraine, Marina fled her home in the Donetsk region with her grandchildren. They boarded an evacuation bus as their city was under attack. Marina and her two grandchildren, Masha (8) and ...read more
Ukraine Response

Fear to Faith

“Katya left the eastern region of Ukraine during shelling in the area. Her parents, however, could not leave before the heavy shelling began and Russian forces captured their village. Katya was not able to contact her parents after she ...read more
Ukraine Response

A Seed Planted

Natalia and Diana receiving shoes and other needed supplies from the Church of Christ the Savior Refugee Center.     The Odessa region in Ukraine is home to Natalia and her young daughter, Diana. Natalia works as an English ...read more
Ukraine Response - Help the Children

Opening Arms to Help Hurting Neighbors from Ukraine

Our partners at Help the Children Community Center have opened their arms to refugees from Ukraine, like this mother and her two daughters.   Our partner, Help the Children, in Transnistria, has opened their community center to ...read more
Ukraine Response - Church Without Walls

Practical Help to Refugees of War

Around 4.5 million Ukraine refugees have crossed international borders. Crowds of refugees are seen just across the border in Moldova.   Approximately 21,700 refugees have come to Transnistria. Our partners, along with local ...read more
Ukraine Response

Refuge from War is Found at Churches in Ukraine

Food and essential supplies are provided at churches in Ukraine for those remaining in their home cities and for those transiting through the country to get to safety.   Millions of people have fled Ukraine, with even more ...read more
Ukraine Response - Help the Children

Helping Refugees from Ukraine Through the Help The Children Charity

Olga and her family are grateful to find refuge at Help the Children charity in Transnistria.   Olga is a refugee from the Ukrainian town of Chornomorsk in Odessa. She came to Transnistria with her two children. Olga told us she did ...read more
Ukraine Response

Transnistrian Partners Serve Like “The Good Samaritan”

Summit Missions partners assisting refugees at the Ukraine and Moldova border.   In the first weeks of war in Ukraine, their border with Moldova was flooded with refugees. Even though Moldova is the smallest and poorest country in Eastern ...read more
Generations Mission Assoc - Ukraine Response

The Ukrainian Church is Serving in a Time of War

As war continues to batter the lives of millions of people still inside Ukraine, our partners, along with a network of churches in Ukraine, work tirelessly to meet the practical needs of those sheltering in cities under heavy attack. The needs ...read more
Ukraine Response - Church Without Walls

Maybe There is a God!

Church Without Walls is a network of house churches in Transnistria that partners with Summit Missions International. Together, we hope to see the church grow as they extend practical help and the spiritual hope found in Jesus to their ...read more
Ukraine Response - Help the Children

Help the Children is Providing Women and Children a Haven from the War

There are over 100,000 refugees that are staying in Moldova. They have crossed the border to flee the fighting in Ukraine.  Yulia and her children are from Ukraine and are temporarily living at the Help the Children community center in ...read more
Summer Bible Clubs

Simple Blankets, Big Impact

During the cold, winter months in Transnistria, a simple blanket can become a great expression of  the compassion and care of Jesus for children who do not have heated homes, are suffering or feel forgotten.  ...read more
Summer Bible Clubs

1,737 Children Hear About Jesus Through Bible Clubs

This summer 1,737 children attended Bible Clubs at 29 churches. The heart of this program is to show children the way to salvation in Jesus Christ. Children accepted Jesus Christ at many of the Bible Clubs this summer. In Transnistria, ...read more
Adventure Camps

Extreme Activities and Camping Make an Eternal Impact in the Lives of Teens

Sergey’s desire is for teens to come to faith in Christ and grow in their maturity through discipleship. He believes that reaching out to them through adventure camps is a great opportunity to connect with them and share the ...read more
Impact Stories - Church Without Walls

Larisa's Family Is Helped Through The Local Church

Igor is the pastor of Church Without Walls, which consists of nine home churches in Transnistria. He told us about Larissa and her family. “We met Larisa who lived in a community in Tiraspol. We learned that the state took her five ...read more
Sports Ministry

Reaching Neighborhood Youth Through Sports

  Pasha ministers in the eastern portion of Kiev through team huddles, developing one-on-one relationships, leading studies to help coaches and athletes in their faith journey, and serving as a chaplain to various sports groups. One ...read more
Food Packages

Family Food Pack Update

Our partners are identifying and distributing packages to vulnerable families. Each family is receiving a Bible and a food package that will supplement their needs for one month. This often leads to an opportunity to share Christ and invite them to ...read more
Adventure Camps

Vlad Gets Help Navigating Life

Vlad Gets Help Navigating Life Through Your Support of Adventure Camps 16-year-old Vlad is one of the teenagers whose life has been impacted by Extreme Adventure Camps. Vlad has grown-up in Transnistria without a father. As a young man ...read more
Children of the Street

Thanks from Children of the Street

SMI has supported “Children of the Street”, our ministry partner, for many years. This program supports children and families who are in difficult life circumstances. Children have the opportunity to learn about God as their personal ...read more
Adventure Camps

A Relationship Leads to Discipleship

A Message from SMI Mission Partner, Sergey, About the Goals and Benefits of Adventure Camps We really live in a difficult time. On the one hand, we “hide” from the virus, on the other, we work in God's field. Thank God it's ...read more
Summer Bible Clubs

“The Foundation of My Life Was Laid” Through Bible Clubs

Summer is just around the corner and preparations are underway for the Bible Club program. This month Lena Seletskaya, Coordinator and Mission Partner will be training leaders from 35 host churches in Transnistria, Moldova, and ...read more
 

2020 in Retrospect

“In retrospect,” pausing to look back, to remember, to review. Like many others we anticipated a smooth transition into 2020; we called it a “year of vision.” Instead, 2020 will be remembered as a “year of ...read more