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Ukrainians becoming increasingly opposed to vaccination: Resistance rooted in longstanding suspicion dating back to the Soviet era and mistrust in health system.

March 29, 2021
An opinion poll released earlier this month by the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology found 60% of the country’s people don’t want to get vaccinated, up from 40% a month earlier.

Winter Update

March 1, 2021

As we soon transition from Winter to Spring, Ukraine has not escaped the effects of COVID -19. With shortages of medical supplies, the ongoing war, the worsening economy – all this has given rise to many soup kitchens and food stations. In the cold winter weather, people line up for a bowl of soup and a loaf of bread. While in the comfort of our homes, it’s difficult for us to comprehend this, but it is a reality. 

A great loss for Ukraine

February 24, 2021

As we were preparing our latest newsletter, I received some shocking and devastating news concerning one of our partners. Pastor Ivan Pryadka of Krasnohorivka, Ukraine (ARK Church) passed away suddenly. As you know, Masters was committed to helping him complete the construction of the church, as it served the community from the very onset of the war in Eastern Ukraine. He was a pillar in the community, known to all. From the first day I met Pastor Ivan, our hearts were knit together. He was a man after God’s heart, a man of humility, compassion, integrity, a true servant of our Lord. 

Masters is still committed to Ark Church. We covet your prayers for the family especially at this time- and for the continued ministry (supplying bread, pasta, food packages) to the needy in the town and the surrounding villages. 

Stan Watrich and the Master’s Team.

Pastor Ivan
A great start to "Good Morning Ukraine"

February 8, 2021

In February of 2020 Master’s launched a YouTube program with Pastor Fedir Lebediuk of Lutsk, Ukraine called “Good Morning Ukraine.

The success has been overwhelming! During 2020 approximately 200,000 viewed this program. One week had over 40,000 hits. 26.3 % of the viewers were in the 18-24 age bracket, 29.7 % in the 45-54 age bracket. 63.7% viewers were from Ukraine with 14.8% from Russia and others from Kazakstan and Germany. We covet your prayers and support for Pastor Fedir in this venture. 

Season's Greetings

December 14, 2020

During this Christmas Season, I want to take a moment to communicate my heart-felt thanks to you for being a partner of this ministry.

I’m so grateful to the Lord for you. I/we pray for our partners, and thank God for you ... for your love, your prayers, and your faithfulness to the Lord’s work.

2020 has been a year of change and great challenge for many. I’m sure your household has been affected just as this ministry has. The disruption created by Covid-19 and the lockdown has impacted us all…around the world.

Fall Update

September 24, 2020

A couple of weeks ago, Halina (my wife) and I sat on our deck the whole Sunday afternoon and just reminisced about things - the unusual hot summer we had, our bumper crop of cucumbers, tomatoes, and the goodness of God. It was such a beautiful day, not a cloud in the sky, but occasionally a gentle breeze would sweep over our necks, reminding us that fall and winter are around the corner.

As the seasons change, so are things changing in the world. This year, we have seen changes as never before in history. Covid, has changed the world; not one nation is escaping it.

Thank you Glendon Alberta once again!!

September 1, 2020 / It took five months but the box of goodies finally reached the girls at Nova Borova Orphanage. Socks, slippers, pens, pencils and ribbons were an absolute delight. Thank you Glendon for providing these items which will enable the girls to continue creating their needlework and dolls as well as keep them warm with these specially knit "Glendon" slippers. 

Popcorn, Nectarines and Ambulances?

July 16, 2020 / Because of COVID, picnics could not occur for the children at the Nova Barova Orphanage. To bring a little happiness to the orphans during the quarantine Masters provided fruits and vegetables. A popcorn maker was also donated.

Unconventional times call for unconventional methods as an ambulance was used to get the fruits and vegetables delivered to the orphanage. There were many smiles among the 90 plus children who enjoyed the treats – especially the smell of freshly popped popcorn. Thank you for helping to support the ministry to some of the many orphans of Ukraine.

Summer Update

July 10, 2020

As I pondered with what to say to you our partners, a simple thought crossed my mind… bless them, thank them and encourage them. Tell them you love them, God loves them and will see them through this crises. And that is my message to you. Hold fast to the promises of God!! He is not man that He should lie. God kept Daniel, the Hebrew boys and exonerated them to prominence and will do the same for you and me.

Kids and Potatoes

June 2, 2020 / The families of the “Hearts of Love” Charitable Foundation are extremely grateful to your organization for the opportunity to receive extremely tasty products from Canada.

We waited a long time and prayed that the Lord would help us go through all the procedures at the border and that there would be no obstacles to transporting food for those who need it so much. After all, so many people have worked to grow and cook with love and diligence, investing money, time and work. Cooking dishes seem even tastier from understanding this.  

This extraordinary care of the Lord for his children reveals even more the character and love of the Lord. Our prayers of thanksgiving to the Lord for all who care so much for our children. 

The children in our Center really enjoyed the potatoes, which they eat with great speed and good appetite. From the vegetable mixture we prepare vegetable stew, which is nutritious and tasty. Some children eat vegetables raw, choosing what they like best. We use dried fruits to prepare a drink that is useful and tasty.

Having received food, our problem with food in the center has decreased. We used to buy food at the expense of parents, now this burden on families has decreased, it is especially important now when the families we take care of count every kopek. This is a very difficult period in our country, and it is now that the Lord has cared for children. This is extremely touching.

Most of the products we received were left in the Heart of Love Center for children's nutrition, and some were given to the families who are most of all in need. Our mothers express their gratitude and best wishes to all who care for our children. !!!! May the Lord bless and fulfill all your needs.

With Love "Hearts of Love"


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