Ukraine

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Andriy & Lyudmila Zolotarov

Andrei and Lyudmila Zolotarov are our longest-standing missionaries. Through a local organization, Almaz Zolotarovs, they provide a range of material, physical, emotional, and relational support to the seniors and their families. This support also extends to the church leaders and their teams in Zaporizhia city and region. At the local church, the shepherd leadership development and family ministry.

Together they lead the “Golden Years” Project. Andriy provides spiritual support to volunteers and the team members. He communicates with pastors of the churches that are part of the project. Lyudmila works directly with 17 churches and 40+ volunteers. She writes a program for a year that churches use during monthly meetings. Once every 3 months, she meets with each volunteer to encourage them and coordinates events for seniors around the city.

The Family Table

Declaring good News of Jesus Christ and bringing hope with a focus on widows and marginalized women and their children in Kyiv through means of Bible study, home care, home care and humanitarian assistance. Our national missionary in Kyiv, Nelli, provides regular counselling, mentorship, and friendship through personal meetings during the week. Weekly Bible Studies and foundational Family Table Dinners are available for women and their children at Nelli’s church. 

The Family Table also provides help with leading a Golden Year project at a local church. Together with a team from the church, every two weeks Nelli runs seniors programs to encourage them and shares the Word of God. The seniors are so thankful for the opportunity to meet together. 

Romania

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Jen Kirkland

Jennifer Kirkland is a missionary working in Brasov, Romania with Firm Foundations Romania (FFR). FFR is committed to caring for & supporting the Roma Gypsy community by providing access to education and caring for babies & toddlers left alone at the local children’s hospital. She is the head supervisor for all volunteers coming through the hospital, as well as coordinates donations to be sorted and distributed to various programs, organizations and families in need. Jen is a new missionary to the field, but is proof positive that when God leads, amazing things can and will happen!