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Yulia from Lezhyne, Ukraine

Yulia from Lezhyne, Ukraine

By Stephanie Cartwright | January 11, 2023

Yulia is 32 and has cerebral palsy. She has lived in her home village of Lezhyne her entire life and has never been anywhere else. When Yulia was born, her mother, Natalia, was devastated and tried to get help for her daughter, but after learning there is no cure, she accepted Yulia’s disability and did…

Viktoria—Gift of Hope in Moldova

Viktoria—Gift of Hope in Moldova

By Stephanie Cartwright | January 11, 2023

“My name is Oksana. I have had a disability since I was a child. I have two children, Viktoria, 5, and Vladislav, 12. We are from Mykolayiv and came to Moldova on March 20. So, we’ve been here for nine months. We’ve been living in the village of Ryshkova for the last six months. We…

Victor from Borodyanka

Victor from Borodyanka

By Stephanie Cartwright | January 11, 2023

Borodyanka is one of the cities that the Russian troops came to “save” from peaceful lives, homes, loved ones, and life itself. Instead, the Russians left behind massive destruction and unbearable pain.   Victor was one of those who suffered from that destruction. The most amazing part is that he and his entire family (five people) were able…

Sasha from Kam’yans’ke

Sasha from Kam’yans’ke

By Stephanie Cartwright | January 11, 2023

Sasha is from the village of Kam’yans’ke in the Zaporizhzhia region. This village has been under heavy attack from Russian forces and is almost in ruins. 93% of the houses are damaged and people can no longer live in them. On the other side of the village, people are so afraid of all the bombings…

Daria—Gift of Hope in Poland

Daria—Gift of Hope in Poland

By Stephanie Cartwright | January 11, 2023

As part of the Gift of Hope children’s Christmas gift distribution in Poland, our Mission Eurasia iCare team in Warsaw went to the Osso Hotel to help 600 orphans from Ukraine celebrate Christmas. When the war started, they had all been evacuated to Poland from the city of Odesa, towns in the Odesa region, and…

Anna from Kharkiv

Anna from Kharkiv

By Stephanie Cartwright | January 11, 2023

“My mom and I are refugees from Kharkiv. I had an apartment there and lived with my dog Chaki. My mom lived in another area of the city. I am 57. I worked in a store, looked after my mom, and enjoyed my life.  “On February 24, I woke up to the sounds of explosions…

Anastasia and Little Kira

Anastasia and Little Kira

By Stephanie Cartwright | January 11, 2023

Anastasia Zyabko, her little daughter Kira (4 years old), and her mother Yelena became refugees in May 2022. That was when their village of Stariy Saltiv in the Kharkiv region was bombed. But before then, everything was quiet, and there were no signs of war in their area.   But then the war started suddenly and…

Rosa’s Testimony

By Stephanie Cartwright | November 13, 2021

OUR MISSION CONTINUES: Although COVID-19 cases are surging in Ukraine, our team continues to spread the ultimate message of hope – the story of Jesus. While knocking on doors in a village in Buryatia, our team met a woman named Rosa. Rosa was very touched to hear the Gospel in her native language, asked questions,…

Rudik and Julietta’s story

Rudik and Julietta’s story

By Stephanie Cartwright | September 30, 2021

“Rudik and Julietta gladly welcomed me into their tiny rented room in a hostel,” recalled, Inna, a member of Mission Eurasia’s Field Ministries Team. “Although I saw them for the very first time, I felt part of the family right away. They quickly set up a table with all the fruit and sweets they had…

Natalya's Story

Natalya’s Story

By Stephanie Cartwright | August 25, 2021

On June 25-29, 2019, the Lausanne Global Workplace Forum took place in Manila, Philippines. About 850 Christian professionals from 109 different countries participated in this unique event. Mission Eurasia was honored to have Natalya, a Christian teacher from Siberia (not pictured), represent our ministry at this special event. Natalya was recognized as the best teacher…