NEWS ARCHIVES

A few news items that have appeared on our web site



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.



 Ice Cream treat on a hot summer day

July 22, 2021
 
An ice cream treat on a hot summer Ukraine day for some of the girls at the Nova Borova Orphanage that Masters sponsors.



Summer Update

July 5, 2021
 
COVID continues with its devastating effects but, in spite of it, God is working. In the midst of all this hopelessness, there is hope and God is the source and center of that hope.

It is now the seventh year that Ukraine bears the brunt of hostilities in the east. In this war, over 14,000 have been killed, 1.4 million became internal refugees and the number of those affected stands at 5.2 million. Populations living near the front-line daily face conflict-related hazards such as shelling and mine contamination. Stories come across our desk written by the people that we support, people who visit the needy and the broken. Many of them are heart breaking.



Ark Church Construction Update

June 2, 2021
 
Due to inflation and other additional expenses an additional amount of $25,000 is needed to complete the finishing touches. State regulations have enforced laws to remove the current heating system housed within the church and relocate to the outside of the church. This includes the reworking of all the electrical, the boiler, heating elements and plumbing as well as the erection of housing for it.



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.

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
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 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!

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. 

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.

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"


Update from our PARTNERS IN UKRAINE...

May 5, 2020


  • Pastor Bohdan Mudriyevskyi, Ternopil – Pastor Bohdan who also is an owner of a children’s clothing factory; to keep his people working has started to sew masks in order to supply the endless need for them. Yesterday he advised us that he has received a special permit, so now he is able to sell his production at the pharmacies and medical institutions, keeping his staff and workers employed. How God provides!!
  • Pastor Vova of Church of Love, Ovruch – told us there is much suffering because of forest fires in the Chernobyl area. Many have lost their homes and are without food. Praise God, he had a large quantity of bags of soup mix to hand out. People came to him with tears, but left rejoicing that they could have something to eat. Sadly because of the quarantine, they are unable to visit Vilnicky seniors home.
  • Sasha & Vadim of Novomoskovsk - our dedicated couple in Eastern Ukraine can no longer feed people at the city center in compliance with the police. BUT she says, ”we cannot forget the POOR and NEEDY people”. As a result Sasha is preparing food at home & people are visiting her residence just to get food. So many depend on her for their daily meal.
  • Pastor Ivan & Vera of Krasnohorivka – In regards to the building of the church all is at a standstill because of the quarantine. They continue to visit the elderly, poor and sick providing them with bags of pasta and food.
  • Pastor Fedir Lebydiuk – Host of “Good Morning Ukraine” YouTube – says the response from the viewers is amazing and growing daily. As one person stated…"I am so grateful for this moment in time, for I recall a time we were told not to attend services or listen… there was a time when intellectuals, teachers, religious leaders & Christians were forced to attend atheistic teaching that denied the resurrection…and now we have such freedom to listen to God’s Word."
  • Prayer requests - Please pray for Masters, Ukraine and our many partners in Ukraine
  • VIEW video on state of Ukraine's hospitals which are overwhelmed.

Ukraine and COVID-19

Video Description

April 7, 2020 / Sergey Perkhalskyi, Masters representative in Ukraine, provides a brief update on how the coronavirus is affecting life in Ukraine

Masters launches
GOOD MORNING UKRAINE
program on YouTubeth Video

February 4, 2020 / The program, originating from Lutsk, Ukraine and hosted by Fedir Lebediuk is a daily brief Bible based devotional revolving around God’s love for humanity.

An email address is provided for people to write in and later a call in phone number will be added. It is our desire that Good Morning Ukraine will be a blessing and encouragement to the people throughout Ukraine as they begin their day.

Pastoring in a War Zone!

January 15, 2020 / Meet Ivan Pryadka, Pastor of Ark Church in the town of Krasnohorivka, just outside the war zone of Eastern Ukraine. Read his story, in his own words on what he has experienced and his efforts to help those directly affected by the war. Read Here

2019 & OLDER

Annual Pastors/Leaders retreat

October, 2019 / The Master's Foundation held its annual Pastors/Leaders retreat at the Pastor’s Retreat in the village of Zaozerne, Ukraine, October 1-5th. Many came from the Anti-Terrorist Zone of Ukraine. Guest speakers were Pastors Glenn & Denise Harvison of Harvest Time Church, Greenwich, Connecticut and Pastor Gene Clarke of Masters. All in attendance were stirred and moved by the teaching sessions. There is a great hunger in the Church leaders for the deeper things of God. Thank you Pastor Glenn/Denise and Gene for blessing the church leadership in Ukraine. We look forward to the next retreat in 2020.

Master's welcomes Joshua Kochath to the Masters board  

February, 2019 / Joshua brings to Masters a wealth of experience in leadership skills as well as a wealth of spiritual passion for the Kingdom of God. He is an engineer by profession who has worked in the field of marine surveying and consulting. He is the founder and president of Comage Container Lines Inc., a freight forwarding and shipping company with offices in several countries including Canada and the United States. Joshua is looking forward to the opportunity of serving the Masters Foundation ministry. Learn More

Glendon, Alberta Banquet

November, 2018 / A special thank you to all who attended our annual banquet in Glendon, Alberta on November 17th, 2018. It was a fun night with amazing food, an auction, entertainment by Peter Kozak and the Kalinsky group with Pastor Jairo. A video presenation showed the desperate condition of the poor and destitute. Thank you Glendon and area for the tremendous response and kindness shown to the needy of Ukraine.  We also want to thank all thos who made this come together - your prescence, despite your busy schedules and the Alberta weather was much appreciated.  Ukraine will be blessed in the coming year. Ukraine will be blessed in the coming year! 
View Video


The Plight of the Elderly in Ukraine

October, 2018 / Horrific life of children growing up trapped on the frontline of Putin's brutal forgotten war in Ukraine . Children in Donbas 'can't imagine life without tanks and guns' as Russia's conflict rages on leaving the area without heating, electricity or water.

The People who moved to Chernobyl

October, 2018 / The Chernobyl nuclear disaster of 1986 left a ring of ghost villages as residents fled, fearing radiation poisoning. But now people are choosing to live in the crumbling houses on the edge of the exclusion zone. Read More

Horrific life of children growing up trapped on the frontline of Putin's brutal forgotten war in Ukraine 

April, 2018 / Children in Donbas 'can't imagine life without tanks and guns' as Russia's conflict rages on leaving the area without heating, electricity or water.  View Video


Master's Foundation now registered in Ukraine

 
Summer, 2017 Masters was officially registered in Ukraine as a charity. It was deemed necessary to do this to help with the shipping of aid and transfer of funds. A board of directors was also put in place with Stan Watrich as president, with Rev. Gene Clarke and Rev. Karen Milley as directors. Please pray for Master’s Ukraine board.

Three Containers on their way to Ukraine!

Master’s Foundation is grateful to our partners in helping meet the critical need for desperately needed food and clothing to Ukraine whose economic conditions continue to worsen. Thanks to North Okanagan Valley Gleaners, Musket Transport Ltd of Mississauga and Comage Containers Lines Inc. 

11 year old struggles to attend school in the war zone

Please watch this brief video of 11 year Edik and his struggle to attend school in the war zone, having to cross military checkpoints and enter separatist territory.   

Much Need Relief

In 2016 Masters shipped 7 containers, well over 12 million portions of soup mix to Ukraine, as well as desperately needed clothing. To the over 2 million refugees who have fled the ATO Zone. Accompanying this aid over 200,000 pieces of “Good News” literature was given. 

Forum TV report on the Masters Foundation 

Forum TV report recently featured The Master's Foundation and the work that is being done in Ukraine. A special thanks to ForumTV for highlighting our Banquet on their May 16, 2015 show! In case you missed it, here is their report!Shape your future web project with sharp design and refine coded functions. 

Backpacks for War Orphans

In December 2014, The Master’s Foundation in cooperation with Jabez Blanket Ministry shipped 900 backpacks for the war orphans of Eastern Ukraine. In January, 2015 with the help of Ukraine Without Orphans and Emmanuel Mission the backpacks were given to 900 orphans. To see the joy on the faces of the kids receiving their packs was priceless! The Master's Foundation & Jabez Blanket Ministry were thankful for all who donated and prayed for this project. Each child received a brand new back pack filled with goodies, sweets and were given a Bible and booklet. What a wonderful Christmas they had!! 

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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"