Stories From the Field

Ukraine Response

Snapshot from the Church Network in Ukraine: Sharing Spiritual and Physical Food

Before the war, we were involved in the organization of a new church and youth ministry in the area where we live. Now we help civilians and are doing a chaplaincy ministry for the military. We are engaged in evacuating people from the city more
Ukraine Response

Snapshot from the Church Network in Ukraine: Thank You for Your Encouragement!

Currently, I am involved in youth ministry and resettlement ministry. Our church buys food and puts together food packs for people in our city: widows, orphans, low-income families, families with many children, and people who have lost their more
Ukraine Response

She Saw it as a Miracle!

Our church constantly prayed as a woman with her teen daughter left the war zone in the Kherson region. Their driver had to navigate through many roadblocks, and they got stopped at a checkpoint. Because the girl had an athletic build, more
Ukraine Response

Backpacks for Refugee Children

Elena lived in a southern port city of Ukraine with her husband and their three daughters, Nastya (17 years old), Masha (14 years old), and the youngest, Alexandra (7 years old).  Concerned for their family’s safety, they sent more
Ukraine Response

Olga: A Refugee Sharing Faith

Earlier this year, a Ukrainian family left their home during the war to seek safety in Moldova. While at a refugee shelter, they met Igor and Church Without Walls. The church has been providing practical assistance to those uprooted by the more
Help the Children

Attention, Care and Love

Meet Karina! She is a social worker at Help the Children Charity in Transnistria. “We work with children and low-income families,” Karina says. “The program provides children with tutoring, clothes, school supplies, food more
Ukraine Response

Serving and Helping Together

  Dear friends, We are sincerely grateful for your love and care for us during this difficult time. Thank you for being actively involved and supporting us with finances so we can serve displaced people. Your love and faith inspire more
Ukraine Response

Zinaida and Ruslan: At First They Were Skeptical

Zinaida and Ruslan arrived at our base in May from the Donetsk region. They were uncertain and skeptical about our meetings and prayer gatherings. As time continued, they became interested in these meetings and began to pray. We conducted a more
Ukraine Response

Tanya: A Ukrainian Refugee Finds Support Through the Local Church

Explosions and the sound of sirens were heard in the southern city of Mykolaiv, Ukraine where Tanya lived with her two children. Food became scarce in stores, and there was no water supply for weeks. When another explosion rocked the city and the more
Summer Bible Clubs - Ukraine Response

Andrey: A Refugee Boy’s First Step on the Path of Spiritual Awakening

Andrey moved to Transnistria with his mom when the war in Ukraine began. Our partner, Lena, visited this refugee family and gave them a package with food and a few small presents. During the visit, Lena invited Andrey to the Bible Club program at more
Ukraine Response

Thank You for Responding to the Needs of Ukrainians

During the first half of the year, Summit Missions responded through our partners to the war in Ukraine. They met critical needs in Transnistria and Ukraine. Thousands were helped as we provided food, water, hygiene kits, transportation, more
Ukraine Response

Zhanna: She Did Not Want to Hear Anything About the Church

Before the war began, 11-year-old triplets had been attending our church. Their mother, Zhanna, was addicted to alcohol and led a promiscuous lifestyle. She was not against her children attending the local church but did not want to hear anything more
Ukraine Response

A Refugee Family Thanks Our Partner in Transnistria

Hello Igor! Thank you for your concern, we are doing well. We flew from Chisinau (Moldova) safely to Germany. Leaving Moldova, we took with us the most pleasant memories of Tiraspol (Transnistria), and about the beautiful people that fate brought more
Summer Bible Clubs

Tanya: Serving God by Working with Children

Tanya lives in the town of Bendery in Transnistria. She is married, has two children, and works full-time at the kindergarten. Tanya loves kids. She serves in the summer Bible Club program at the church with her husband. Her ministry with more
Summer Bible Clubs

Olga: This Program is the Best Way to Tell Children About Jesus

As a girl, Olga was invited by her neighbor to go to the Bible Club at the local church. Her family were not believers, but she decided to go. While at the program she learned from the Bible and accepted Jesus into her heart. At age 15, she began to more
Ukraine Response

Alla: This Church Has Become Like Family to Us

Due to health problems from a severe injury, my husband must help me care for our two-month-old baby. Because of this, he is not currently employed. In March, there was an explosion over a neighboring house, and many windows in our apartment more
Summer Bible Clubs

Varya: Serving Children with a Heart Full of Love

Varya is a 20-year-old young lady studying at the University to become a primary school teacher. She loves children, and it brings her joy to serve at the Bible Clubs hosted by Church Without Walls in Tiraspol, Transnistria. She leads games more
Generations Mission Assoc - Ukraine Response

Olena: This Is My Story!

I am a mother of two teenage children. The day war broke out in Ukraine, I lost my job. For a month, we ate the supplies we had at home. In the end, we ran out of food and money; I was in despair. On March 24, I was on my way to run errands more
Ukraine Response - Help the Children

Your Support Helped Refugee, Zlata, Receive a Food Package!

Zlata is from southern Ukraine. She is 9 years old, in 3rd grade, and loves to draw. Her father is disabled and unable to work, so her mother provides the primary income to support the family. When hostilities began in her city in the middle more
Ukraine Response - Help the Children

Katya's Family Receives Shelter and Support from Help The Children

Katya is a mother of three who lived in Ukraine and owned a small specialty cake baking and decorating business. Her children, Kostya (10), Jenya (9), and Lilya (3), enjoyed playing outside with friends in their neighborhood, but they had to more
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 more