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FAITH MISSION MINISTRIES

CLOTHING DISTRIBUTION

I was .....naked, and ye clothed me. Matthew 25:36

The focal outreach of Faith Mission is to provide clothing for the needy in the FSU countries of Ukraine, Republic of Georgia, Estonia, Kyrgyzstan, and surrounding areas. We are grateful for the donations from local MCC stores, Community Thrift Stores, garage sales and other caring individuals and businesses.

The articles are sorted by categories and compressed into approximately 80 to 100 pound bales. Approximately 400 bales are loaded into a shipping container and transported via rail to Montreal where it is loaded onto a vessel for the voyage across the Atlantic Ocean.

Evangelical churches have the opportunity to share the gospel of Jesus Christ as they distribute the clothing to the needy people. We praise the Lord for the many individuals who have been clothed materially and helped spiritually through this outreach.

CHILDREN'S CAMPS

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6

Children's Bible Camps are an exciting and effective ministry both locally and abroad. Faith Mission assists several of these summer camps in the Ukraine and recently in Moldova through sponsorships by caring supporters.

Some of these camps are held in primitive settings where the Word of God is taught through Bible studies and songs. Some camps also take place in schools, formerly operated by the communist regime. Many campers are introduced to Jesus Christ and accept His gift of salvation. The children's deep faith strongly influences their parents and the non-Christian communities around them

We pray for the Lord's continued blessings on these camps as many more individuals are reached with the message of salvation.

BICYCLES

He that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he. Proverbs 14:21

Bicycles are in great demand in former Communist countries. They provide transportation for many people who cannot afford to own and operate a car. Unstable economies and high fuel prices force many people to walk. As a result, some Christians walk more than 10 kilometers to attend church services. Thanks to the many generous donors, Faith Mission has shipped thousands of bicycles to the countries of Ukraine, Georgia, Estonia, and Moldova.

CHURCH BUILDING PROJECTS

I was glad when they said unto me, let us go into the house of the Lord. Psalm 122:1

For many years, Christians behind the iron curtain in the communist countries had to meet and worship in secret. Since the fall of communism began in 1989, freedom of religion has been restored to a degree, but there remains a great need for more meetinghouses.

Congregations frequently meet in rented facilities with no heat or electricity. Long, dark flights of stairs often make it impossible for the elderly and disabled to attend services.

Faith Mission has responded to urgent requests for help by providing assistance for a church building project in Poltava and in the Carpathian Mountain region of Ukraine.

The unstable economy and rising inflation rates present challenges for these projects but we rejoice with these congregations for their new places of worship.

CHRISTMAS GIFT BOXES

Faith Mission also sends Christmas Gift Boxes to Ukraine. These gifts bring a lot of Christmas joy to many less fortunate families. We have requested that most of the Faith Mission Gift Boxes should be distributed in Orphanages and in the villages where the need is the greatest.

The Gift Box ministry is another wonderful tool that the churches can use to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ and the wonderful Salvation story, beginning with the Birth of Christ.

Some years ago we had a problem getting enough shoe boxes, so we decided to print our own gift boxes. This has made it easier for more people to pack a box or for groups to pack a quantity of boxes. We have a good supply on hand.

Give a Gift of Hope — pack a Faith Mission Gift Box for an orphan or needy child in Ukraine this year.

Get started with our Gift Box List [761kb PDF].

OTHER COMMUNITIES INVOLVED

Therefore my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. 1 Corinthians 15:58

Although the main warehouse for Faith Mission is in Winkler, several other communities are also actively involved with our clothing outreach.

Volunteers in Arborg, Manitoba and La Crete, Alberta, also collect, sort and bale clothing in their own warehouses, then transport the bales to Winkler where they are loaded into the container for shipment overseas.

Supporters in the Grunthal area also collect used clothing and transport the bags of clothing to Winkler for baling.

We are grateful for the continued support and the dedicated volunteers that have prompted this growth. Our commitment is to provide humanitarian and spiritual aid as the Lord blesses and guides.

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