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War Update from Master's and their partners

March 26, 2022
 
Please take a few moments to read the enclosed attachment as we share some of the reports from Ukraine that we have received. 

A Master's Foundation Ukraine Update


March 2, 2022

So much has changed since our winter newsletter was sent out a couple of weeks ago. Events are rapidly changing by the hour. The eyes of the world are now focused on Ukraine. We are so grateful for the many people who are deeply concerned. The number of individuals and churches who are praying and giving to help Ukraine is unbelievable!

I want to provide you with an update on what The Master’s Foundation is actively doing to help the people of Ukraine as major airports, cities and, civilians are being attacked.

To protect those with who we partner within Ukraine, we cannot use names or places. Much of the communication is now being monitored by the Russians. Here are a few comments that have reached us.

In their own words…

We have need of shelter for us and people who run away from areas of much shelling. Families with children need to be taken out the war zone! Now we urgently need to buy gasoline, a generator, we need blankets, shelter for refugees, food, mattresses, and finances to be able to do this.

As of February 26, 2022, military posts in our area are being shelled, rocket fire is underway! There are many cases of civilian buildings being hit. No one was ready for this war. Our church has now started to prepare hot breakfasts and lunches for the people of the city and the territorial defense of the city - men, and the brave brothers and sisters who transport people to safety during the silence (when the shelling stops and the sirens are not sounding). In many cases, they are rescuing people who are in a state of shock.

We are feeding these people. During the shelling, the church is open and to all people -children, men and elderly women. They are fed and then ushered into the basement. Before the shelling, the sirens go off and during the air threat everyone should be in the shelter with a light and chairs. Meanwhile everyone has the opportunity to pray together and those who believe in God and who doubted but already hope in God.

A generator was purchased, for which we borrowed money. (more are needed) The daughter church from one of the villages has joined in the preparation and delivery of food, and is currently feeding Ukrainian soldiers who are asking for help with socks and food. There is a great need for medicines for the injured civilians (bandages, peroxide hydrogen, painkillers) which, unfortunately, we do not have enough. Food (especially hot lunches, canned food, stews, etc.) is an absolute necessity. Much funding is needed to help relocate the refugees.

What can you do?

• Besides praying for the people, funds are desperately needed to help many of our partners who are taking in refugees, feeding, clothing, and arranging for them to go to Poland or outside the country for their safety.

• Many are fleeing Ukraine from the Eastern Zone, however many are left inside and have tremendous needs as homes have been destroyed, leaving them with no power, water, and lack of food.

• Families with children need to be taken out of the war zone. Gasoline, generators, blankets, houses rented for refugees, food, and mattresses need to be purchased.

We have the ability to provide funds directly to the people who need it.

To Give

Please go to our Support page or call our office at 905.602.1350.

If you have any questions please call our office or email us at info@mastersfoundation.org

We will continue to update you as best we can. Go to our website mastersfoundation.org or Facebook page for more information.

We are so appreciative of your concerns, your emails, your calls, and your donations. Pray for the people of Ukraine, especially for those in shock at this violent and sudden attack of their country. Pray for the safety of the vulnerable people and those who are assisting them. The people of Ukraine bless you and thank God for you!

Stan Watrich & The Master’s Foundation Team.

Ukraine Update

February 25, 2022

In speaking with our partners, several major cities have been hit including Borispol Airport in Kiev. The Military has invaded from the south (Crimea), West, North & South. The people are standing strong and really need our prayers and support.. A 40 ft container on route with soup mix and aid now has to be rerouted because of the blockade in the Black Sea.

However, food products can be purchased in Ukraine and we are still able to send funds. WE/UKRAINE NEED YOUR PRAYERS AND SUPPORT NOW. You can make your donation through our website on our SUPPORT page at or call our office at 905.602.1350. Please share with all...God bless you!

WHY DOES UKRAINE MATTER?

How the nation of Ukraine ranks

February 22, 2022

  • 1st in Europe in proven recoverable reserves of uranium ores;
  • 2nd place in Europe and 10th place in the world in terms of titanium ore reserves;
  • 2nd place in the world in terms of explored reserves of manganese ores (2.3 billion tons, or 12% of the world's reserves);
  • 2nd largest iron ore reserves in the world (30 billion tons);
  • 2nd place in Europe in terms of mercury ore reserves;
  • 3rd place in Europe (13th place in the world) in shale gas reserves (22 trillion cubic meters)
  • 4th in the world by the total value of natural resources;
  • 7th place in the world in coal reserves (33.9 billion tons)
  • Ukraine is an agricultural country:
  • 1st in Europe in terms of arable land area;
  • 3rd place in the world by the area of black soil (25% of world's volume);
  • 1st place in the world in exports of sunflower and sunflower oil;
  • 2nd place in the world in barley production and 4th place in barley exports;
  • 3rd largest producer and 4th largest exporter of corn in the world;
  • 4th largest producer of potatoes in the world;
  • 5th largest rye producer in the world;
  • 5th place in the world in bee production (75,000 tons);
  • 8th place in the world in wheat exports;
  • 9th place in the world in the production of chicken eggs;
  • 16th place in the world in cheese exports.
  • Ukraine can meet the food needs of 600 million people.
  • Ukraine is an industrialized country:
  • 1st in Europe in ammonia production;
  • 2-е Europe's and 4th largest natural gas pipeline system in the world (142.5 bln cubic meters of gas throughput capacity in the EU);
  • 3rd largest in Europe and 8th largest in the world in terms of installed capacity of nuclear power plants;
  • 3rd place in Europe and 11th in the world in terms of rail network length (21,700 km);
  • 3rd place in the world (after the U.S. and France) in production of locators and locating equipment;
  • 3rd largest iron exporter in the world
  • 4th largest exporter of turbines for nuclear power plants in the world;
  • 4th world's largest manufacturer of rocket launchers;
  • 4th place in the world in clay exports
  • 4th place in the world in titanium exports
  • 8th place in the world in exports of ores and concentrates;
  • 9th place in the world in exports of defence industry products;
  • 10th largest steel producer in the world (32.4 million tons).


Winter Newsletter

February 15, 2022
 
Ukraine is a relatively young state that
is waging war for its survival at the
same time that the enemy is camped
at its eastern border. With much of its
resources going to support the ongoing
war in the east (Maydan gatherings
began in November 2013) there are very
little or no social safety nets programs
available to its vulnerable citizens. Our
partners encounter these issues on a
daily basis. (These statements were made
by one of our partners.)



Fall Newsletter

October 4, 2021
 
We would especially encourage you to take time to read all about the summer camps held this season. Much, much more could have been said about how the kids enjoyed their time at the sea, the excursions into the forest and the Carpathians. Coming from the ATO (war zone) where they are constantly living in fear, wondering where and when the next missile will fall, and then, coming into God’s beautiful creation of quietness and peace – well, this was mind boggling for them to say the least. They were blessed beyond words and came to know the love of Jesus, and how much He cares for them. 



Summer Camp for special needs

September 28, 2021
 
There are numerous students at the L'viv Theological Seminary that require outside assistance in covering their expenses, tuition etc. Some are orphans, some are from the war zone and some are from large families. (Masters has supported these causes over the years) Below is an email from one of our partners in Ukraine. 

Rest and camps are very important for people with physical impairments. On July 6-10, the graduates of Lviv Theological Seminary held a camp for young people with hearing impairments at the seminary. There were 30 participants of age 15-23. We had a wonderful opportunity to talk in detail about what is the true Christian like.

Taking to account psychological and physical issues of the participants, we had Bible lessons that included discussions about Church, love to our neighbors, and obedience to God. We also discussed topics that are relevant to young people.

We thank God for this given opportunity and pray for abundant blessings on everyone, who made it possible for us and the deaf to have such a blessed time together. We appreciate all this help from Master’s Foundation who create for us this great possibilities to be in camp.



A thank you from Ukraine to our financial and prayer supporters

September 14, 2021
 
Thank you and your entire team for your open hearts and financial and prayer support! I am sending you photos about our visits to children and the preparation of children for school! Thanks to you, together we were able to help 40 children displaced from the ATO zone who live in the city of Lutsk, we helped 10 children from poor families, visited and donated help to children from a boarding school in Rozhyshche. There are about 100 children here. We also bought diapers, a tonometer (blood pressure machine). We also went to the children's rehabilitation center in the city of Kovel! The children are very grateful, the directors are very grateful, all the children wanted to hug you personally! ❤ In this very difficult time, we thank you for not staying away! We bless you with the name of Jesus Christ! We pray for you! Special thanks for helping us pay for the four months rent for the gym! Thank you very much! We are looking forward to your visit!

With grateful hearts and love, Dmitry, children and team!

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