About Ukraine

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The area now known as Ukraine was settled in the 5th century. Yet, it only recently became an independent nation in 1991. For over a millennium, the people of this region have been dominated by foreign powers, leaving the country with a fractured civil society and a weak national identity. Even today, our nation continues to struggle with the consequences of centuries of strife. In addition to a present war with Russia within our borders, 80 percent of the country’s 35 million people are considered food insecure. One in three of our families face grinding poverty, and the population is declining as citizens die early or leave for opportunities in other countries. Life in our villages is especially hard. Even so, we continue to rise above rampant corruption, the abuse of power and great injustices. The struggles our country faces are significant, but Ukrainians are and have always been a strong, intelligent, and resourceful people.

About Mission To Ukraine...

While the area now known as Ukraine was settled in the 5th century, it only recently became an independent nation in 1991. For over a millennium, the people of this region were dominated by foreign powers, leaving the country with a fractured civil society and a weak national identity. Even today, the population continues to struggle. In addition to fighting a war with Russia within its borders, 80 percent of the country’s 35 million population are considered food insecure. One in three families face grinding poverty, and the population is declining as citizens leave for opportunities in other countries. Village life is especially hard. Even so the Ukrainian people continue to rise above rampant corruption and the abuse of power. The struggles they face are significant, but Ukrainians are a strong, intelligent, and resourceful people.

In the midst of this incredible difficulty a group of 50 Ukrainian Christ-followers are working with 250 local volunteers across five cities to provide needed assistance and to introduce their fellow citizens to the hope of all nations. We call ourselves Mission to Ukraine.

Our focus is to bring dignity and professional care to our society’s most vulnerable people—people who have no voice and no government safety net. Specifically, we serve disabled children and their families, as well as pregnant mothers who are facing difficult decisions amidst incredible hardships. Through our nationally recognized programs, 250 severely disabled children are cared for at any one time. Additionally, in the 19 years of our operation 1400 mothers have heroically chosen to carry their babies to term. These mothers then receive continued assistance from us for the following 18 months.

While society turns a blind eye to these wonderful people, we offer compassionate care with transformational love. We believe this is what Jesus looks like in action. We choose to follow.