Eastern Europe

Eastern Europe

Andriy & Lyudmila Zolotaryov

Andriy and Lyudmila Zolotaryov are our longest-standing missionaries. Through a local team in partnership with local churches and Christian charities, they provide a range of material, physical, emotional, and relational support to seniors and their families. This support also extends to the church leaders and their teams in Zaporizhia city and region. 


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.


Currently, the Zolotaryov’s have relocated to Abbotsford, BC in Canada. They fully assist and support displaced Ukrainian families who have arrived in the Fraser Valley, while still carrying out ministry in Eastern Ukraine and the Golden Years Project. They also provide emotional support, personal and family counseling. Spiritual care and spiritual counseling is a big part of their ministry now. Zolotaryov’s together with dedicated Ukrainian new comers, started a Ukrainian Bible Church in Abbotsford.

Zolotaryovs family

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.

Jen Kirkland (Romania)

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!