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Bible Jubilee

Bible Jubilee Project The Bible Jubilee Project was established to celebrate 50 years of faithful ministry to the people in Eastern Europe. Distributing one million Bibles together with the local Churches became a natural celebration project as it both connects with our original focus of ministry fifty years ago (bringing Bibles and relief to the persecuted Church) and responds to a concrete need of today’s Eastern Europe. Nothing can be more important than bringing God’s eternal Truth to the world. It has been exciting to follow the project over its first 15 months; the many distribution events, the joyful eyes of children receiving their first personal Children’s Bible or the peace brought to the heart of an elderly who understand God’s love and care for them (through His Word) despite decades of earthly hardship and neglect. We expect to complete the distribution of the one million Bibles medio 2012.

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Amer (9) from Bosnia and Herzegovina: “Will we receive more Bibles? I would like to give them to some of my friends.”

Grisa (8) from Moldova: “I’m so happy for the Bible that I received. It’s the only thing that is truly mine and I treasure it so much.”

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Dumitrita from Moldova: “I want to read from the Bible because I would like to learn more about Jesus.”

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4 The President´s Message 6 Children´s Camps 8 MotherCare 10 Clubs for the Handicapped 12 Soup Kitchens 14 Vocational/Educational 16 Seeds of Hope 18 Families in Crisis 20 Operation Christmas Love 22 Child Rescue International

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President´s Message Rev. W. A. Temlett President/Chairman Mission Without Borders International

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What Shall the Our Jubilee Year is over, but our commitment to the free distribution of Bibles must continue. Many thanks go to all our faithful supporters for providing funds for the purchase of 1 Million Bibles for our Jubilee Bible Project. At the time of writing, we have ordered 750,000 Bibles. Approximately 610,000 have been received. The majority of the Bibles ordered and received have been distributed through the local churches in our Field countries. The balance of the million Bibles will be received and distributed by the time this Report is published. It is hard to describe the joy that has been shown as people have received God’s Word and lives have been changed. The planting has begun! The Word of God has been scattered. God said, “My Word shall not return unto me empty, but shall accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it” (Isaiah 55:11 NIV). What shall the Harvest be?

Columbus, it is said, carried seeds of flowers and scattered them wherever his vessel anchored. This simple act of the explorer may have seemed insignificant to his associates, but, for Columbus, it left a perpetual monument of beautiful flowers in distant lands hundreds of years after his death. Seed has the capacity to reproduce itself and multiply from year to year, and so the reward to the Sower continues perpetually. It is the same with the Word of God. The one who sows this good seed has an everlasting reward. But notice:It is sowing, not saving.

No work is more rewarding than the work of sowing the seed of the Gospel. Whether this is by donating Bibles or prayerfully scattering the Word of God to “Reach People for Christ”, we will leave behind, or carry with us, a more glorious reward than those who make millions or shape the destiny of nations. It is what you sow, not what you save, that will leave its mark for all eternity. It is dying, not sparing.

The Lord Jesus Christ called Himself a Sower. He left no buildings or institutions behind Him to perpetuate His name. He did not organize His disciples into a fraternity. He merely sowed the Word of God in the hearts of men and sowed Himself in the earth. “Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone; but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit” (John 12:24). He went forth in sorrow, “bearing precious seed”. He wept; He sighed; He was weary with His journey; but it was His sowing time and what a harvest came forth from that sowing! There was a “handful of corn in the earth” when our Lord lay in the tomb of Joseph of Arimathea, but even now the fruit of it shakes the world of today.

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Harvest Be? What to sow.

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“The Sower soweth the Word” (Mark 4:14). That Word is “living and powerful”. The Gospel is “the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth”. We must sow the glad tidings of salvation with confidence; it is invincible and indestructible. When to sow.

“In the morning sow thy seed and in the evening withhold not thy hand” (Ecclesiastes 11:6). In the morning when the heart is light and the prospect inviting; in the evening when the foot is weary and the sky is overcast. In the morning of youth when the zeal of first love burns brightly and in the evening of age when the day is almost done. When the heart is willing, it is never too early and never too late to sow. How to sow.

“He that soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully” (2 Corinthians 9:6). A wise man will never be sparing in his sowing. One way to sow bountifully is to give seed (the Bible) to the Sower. There are those who sow in every nation under heaven. God has His witnesses everywhere. Those who have gone forth “for His name’s sake”, deserve our help and support. They are Sowers. If we cannot sow there ourselves, let us supply the seed (God’s Word) to those who do. It is sowing, not burying.

If you want to “reap in joy,” you must sow. Sow by your daily testimony; sow by your talents and labour. If you bury your talent in the earth, you will be the eternal loser. Our Lord’s parable of the talents is a challenge and a warning. Those who use their talents wisely received his words of commendation and a reward. The one who buried his talent had his only talent taken away and he was condemned.

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What shall the Harvest be?

It will be a time of great joy and rejoicing both now and in eternity. The Bible says the Sower and the Reaper will rejoice together. “And He that reapeth receiveth wages and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together” (John 4:36). As the Holy Spirit takes the Word of God which has been given to the people, and points them to Jesus, we will be able to share in the honours and gladness of that day. This will more than compensate for any hardship we may experience at this time. Our dedicated workers and supporters know this. On behalf of the International Board, I want to thank both our donors and our workers for your part in this great ministry. Rev. W. A. Temlett President/Chairman

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Children´s Camps

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emotional, educational and material) needs inform the overall approach of Mission Without Borders’ ministry. The following projects are just a few examples of those that are implemented in our six field countries of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Moldova, Romania and Ukraine. For a total overview of all our projects, go to ”Facts and figures” on pages 42-45.

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Thousands of children in Eastern Europe do not have the opportunity to go on vacation during the summertime. For most of them, summertime is just like any other time. Mission Without Borders has been providing opportunities for thousands of disadvantaged children to go to Christian camps, both in the summer and

other time of the year. Here they make new friends, participate in various recreational activities, enjoy delicious meals and learn about Jesus. The lives of these children have been indelibly changed for the better as they return to their homes and share with others about the wonderful experiences they had while at camp.


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ORHEI, MOLDOVA

Vadim Rosca is a pupil in Orhei Home. He comes from a sociallyvulnerable family. Vadim enjoyed participating and felt at home at summer camp. It helped him to forget all his problems and motivated him to take pleasure in all the activities.

“The children here are so friendly and I will miss them and Mrs. Natalia. She always encouraged us. I learnt lots of interesting and useful things during the Bible lessons. I love Jesus very much and I know He loves me even more. I enjoyed the tasty food and plenty of vegetables. The games were good fun and entertaining. I liked being there and I would like to stay for the whole summer…” Vadim expressed.

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This project provides poor and economically disadvantaged women and mothers-to-be with the assistance and supplies needed to undergo safe deliveries. Both pre- and post-natal MotherCare parcels, guidance and courses are also offered by our professional staff. Medical supplies and infrastructure assistance are also provided to the centers so that the staffs are able to cope with everyday workload and operation. As a result of this project, the number of birth complications has been reduced, along with the occurrences of child sicknesses and diseases.

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Hope for a Mother DURRES, ALBANIA

The arrival of a new child in a poor family rings an alarm bell. In Albania, there are no state policies that provide help to pregnant mothers in difficult financial circumstances. The impossibility of providing the most needed items is the reason of frequent phone calls to our offices from the churches, associations or from individuals. Sonila (25) was one of the MotherCare beneficiaries in 2010. Besides poverty, the family faces discrimination and closed doors, as many other Roma families. She has five children and became a mother for the first time when she was fifteen years old. Since then, her life has been a daily battle for survival. Sonila was considering an abortion, but from MWB staff, she learned that every life is important and precious in the eyes of the Lord. “I found an open door in my desperate situation and my heart began to be filled with hope and love.�

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Clubs for the Handicapped

F2F Clubs for the Hand This project was started in Bulgaria in 2009 to respond to the needs of handicapped persons in the Sofia area. Caring Local Church volunteers and our

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MWB staff minister to this target group and offer them fellowship and support. Computer and English courses are also conducted on the premises.


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CRI F2F You helped me regain my self-respect.

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Veneta Boseva (70) SOFIA, BULGARIA

For three years now, the Clubs for the Handicapped project reaches out to a significant number of people (400-450 persons) with the Gospel. Recognizing the spiritual gap, we offer a systematical teaching of Bible lessons enhanced by other initiatives for the practical demonstration of God’s love and care for all humans and their needs. God has opened the door for the ministry to blossom. Educational opportuni-

ties take people out of isolation and testify to the character of God who accepts people just as they are. “To me computer classes are a chance to develop and preserve my intellect. I found browsing the internet quite useful because I can look up information about my health condition. You helped me regain my self-respect and I feel less dependent,” Veneta Boseva (70) shares.

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Soup Kitchens

Soup Kitchens Providing for and increasing the level of health and nutrition of MWB’s beneficiaries is the goal of this project. Warm, nutritious meals are prepared each day at the 22 Soup Kitchens across our field countries and served or delivered to the needy. For the many poor, these daily meals are lifesavers in the literal meaning of the word. Aside from the physical food, spiritual nourishment, encouragement and counseling is also provided.

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Like Heavenly Manna PETROSANI, ROMANIA

The Alexa family consists of 7 children: Bianca (19), Florentina (15), Delia (11), Remus (10), Roxana (10), Lavinia (2), Robert (7 month) and the parents, Stelian (44) and Florica (40). The father emigrated to Greece and the wife says she is not sure if he will come back to them.

The food that this family receives from the soup kitchen is like heavenly manna for them. The mother shares what this assistance means to them: �I have no money and the food we receive is the only food we eat regularly. Thank you so much for your care for my family. I hope this program will continue because without it we would die of hunger. Thank you for the shoes, clothes, stroller, crib and other things we received from you.�

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Vocational/Educational

Vocational/Educat Students of all ages participant in our Vocational/Educational training projects and gain valuable skills in English, computers, tailoring, apiculture, carpentry and car mechanics, just to name a few. Certified teachers and instructors provide practical and theoretical knowledge, and in other cases, offer apprenticeship where needed. Graduates of these courses receive state-approved diplomas or certificates of attestation. The knowledge and skills acquired through these courses have helped hundreds to find jobs and thus, support themselves.

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tional Olexandr Prozapas Decides His Future RIVNE, UKRAINE

Olexandr Prozapas (20) comes from a large, poor family in the Sarny region. Olexandr is now proud to be a student at the Rivne University, studying programming and cybernetics. It’s all possible due to the scholarship given him by the Mission. The young man decided to become a programmer after first studying at the Sarny Vocational/Educational Training Center. He recalls how his

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mother saw the Center’s ad for the free computer course and then had him enrolled. The boy eagerly studied computer basics and completed the course with honours. Olexandr shares, “I dedicate all of my free evenings to learning more about computers...” Now, he sees himself as a webmaster in the future. Olexandr thinks that a profession related to the internet can be very promising.

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Seeds of Hope

Seeds of Hope GIK The Seeds of Hope project provides impoverished families with packages of seeds in order to grow their own food, thus promoting self-sufficiency. The members of the family are engaged in a cooperative effort, learning and producing together, with the mutual aim of providing for their own livelihood. This time spent together also strengthens the family unity. As an added bonus, many families have earned extra income by selling from their overproduction.

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Cultivating a Harvest BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

is blessed with good soil, large areas of cultivated fields and very favourable climate for growing fruit and vegetables. Many families supported by MWB live under difficult circumstances and cannot afford the most basic items but who on the other hand are willing to better their lives. In February, Seeds of Hope parcels were packed and distributed to 74 families in our Family to Family program. One parcel contained the most popular seeds of vege-

tables that are typically grown in the area of Mostar, Livno and Trebinje. “Now I need not worry about what I will make for lunch, I have so many options, unlike before when I just made rice or macaroni,” Ferzija Ferzic shared. The Padro family is very happy as everyone contributed to a good yield. “It was fun to work together...,” they concluded.

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Families in Crisis

FamiliesSP in Crisis This project responds to the urgent needs of at-risk and destitute families. Basic needs such as food, water and clothing are provided for to enable them to overcome and survive acute circumstances

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brought about by natural and man-made disasters. MWB coordinators offer Christian love and compassion and provide guidance that is specific to the families’ particular challenges. Thousands of chil-

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CRI F2F SP GIK ALBANIA

The deep economic crisis and lack of political goodwill brought about negative consequences in the lives of the Albanian people. The multiplication of families living on the edge of poverty needing support for food, for clothing and other types of assistance has reached a surreal level. The number of beneficiaries doubled compared to 2009 as over 24,000 kg of GIK were distributed. Amidst the innumerable requests for help,

we prioritized those with critical needs, the families and the elderly. This project also offers emotional and spiritual support which was more needed than the material aid. This project has also steered us in another direction: that of expanding the network of contacts with the local government, the state offices and non-profit entities, thus enabling us to address this challenge on a broader scale.

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CRI CRIOperation CRI CRI F2F F2F Every year, 30,000 Opera-

tion Christmas Love parcels containing basic food items

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F2F F2F the Christmas season. These eagerly-anticipated parcels are purchased and packed

by our caring staff and then distributed to the povertystricken, with the help of Local Church volunteers and the local authorities. Through this annual campaign, thousands of people have heard the timeless Christmas message of the greatest Gift of all given to

mankind for over 2000 years ago.

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ROMANIA

Neculai and Maira Harton are jobless and the only income in the family is the children’s allowance which is too little to cover the family’s needs. There are times when they go to bed hungry. Before Christmas, they received an OCL parcel. Seeing our coordinator with the package in his hands, really made their day! Neculai said: ”It is a great day for us! We didn’t have too much to eat and this parcel brought happiness to our hearts! We as parents want to give the best to our children but because of our situation, it is very hard for us

and it hurts. All we know is that if it weren’t for you and your program we wouldn’t have been able to provide what you gave to us because everything is very expensive for us. So, thank you so much for everything!”

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Child Rescue International

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BERDYCHIV, UKRAINE

Inna Kralya is a 13 year old girl. Her parents died when she was four. The girl, along with her two siblings, were then taken in by her aunt, but was later sent to the Berdychiv Boarding Home as Inna couldn’t cope with the public school’s curriculum.

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The discoveries of systematic abuses in the Romanian orphanages during the late 1980s under Ceaucescu’s Communistic regime resulted in the creation of Child Rescue International (CRI). Since that time, the CRI program-supported by sponsorships- has been replicated in other field countries such as Moldova and Ukraine. Since it started 20 years ago, hundreds of thousands of children have benefited from the many activities implemented in the CRI program which is aimed at meeting the children’s material, emotional, educational and spiritual needs.

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Now, Inna shares she likes it here, in this Home. The girl adds she especially likes it when Mission Without Borders’ staff comes to her Home. She appreciates all the gifts that she gets from the coordinator, enjoys the parties organized by the Mission volunteers, likes participating in the Bible Correspondence Course and adores our Camp ministry. This is all possible for the girl due to the CRI Program launched by MWB in Berdychiv Home, in 2001.

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Family Utilizing a holistic approach, the Family to Family (F2F) program aims to meet the various needs of poverty-stricken families of Eastern Europe. Similar to the CRI program, F2F offers families both acute and long-term assistance through its five projects, which include: Health and Nutrition, Emotional Support, Christian Input, Bible Correspondence Course and Urgent Needs. MWB’s coordinators in our field countries minister to the specific family’s need and situation, walking together with them, so that they themselves may start the process towards self-sufficiency. This program is implemented with the support of our dedicated sponsors, staff, Local Church and volunteers.

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family are far from good and poverty is evident in their home. Being enrolled in the Family to Family program has improved their life. The spiritual, educational, emotional and material support offered by Mission Without Borders help the family to overcome their daily difficulties. “Life is hard for a large family that has no source of income

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Special Projects are meant to further enhance our ministry activities. They address and fulfill specific, pressing needs that MWB individual or groups may have, or respond to a need for investment connected to the beneficiaries’ walk toward selfsufficiency. Some examples of Special Projects implemented have been the purchases of greenhouses and livestock to assist and enable poor families toward becoming self-sufficient and self-sustaining, or the financing of toilet renovations, repairs and purchases of much-needed items such as industrial equipment and school supplies connected to the Children’s Homes.

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Gifts in Kind

GIK Large, material gift acquisitions and donations from corporations and other businesses strengthen the backbone of Mission Without Borders’ material ou-

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treach in its field countries. High quality, high grade items such as new clothing, shoes, hygiene supplies, foodstuff, etc., are prepared and shipped from our warehouse in Rotterdam, Holland and further transported to the final destinations in the various field countries.

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we provided assistance to thousands of individuals and families. We transported and impacted thousands of kids; we organized concerts, puppet shows, courses, competitions, camps; we were present with a soothing or caring word. We carried out all the scheduled projects and were “tested” through dozens of unexpected events where our presence was a must; we became active participants who were richly blessed by the blessings of people beset by extraordinary situations concerning national issues and natural and human disasters.

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Fifty-five families in our community villages and fifty others in Durres now regularly attend the local churches. Nurturing the cooperation with the local churches continues to be the focus for the years to come. The message of salvation is not a theoretical notion but real and touchable due to our presence and support in the communities where we are working. By God’s grace, we aim to build a bridge of faith with the power of His Word. Monika Qerimi Field Country Manager Albania

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We responded to the floods emergency in the North-West of the country in cooperation with the Evangelical churches of the area

In July, emergency aid was provided to the people of the Gypsy area in the town of Shkodra when a violent fire broke out

F2F families, other program beneficiaries, donors from Australia, Norway, and Holland and our staff, found new blessings and inspiration when meeting each other

Each colored dot on the map represents where our various projects are implemented.

Massive activities were organized with the Local Church to celebrate Women’s Day in March, Children’s Day in June, at Christmastime, etc.


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2010 was the year of political clashes, violence in towns, villages and main squares, of suicides and criminality and the total disinterest in social politics. It also marked unprecedented price increase and lowering of living standards, new levels of unemployment and amplified vulnerability.

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Albania is still poor and unstable after 20 years of transition. The number of economically vulnerable or physically impaired categories is observed and so is their frequent requests for help, keep us under constant pressure to multiply and better economize our GIK distributions. This is a wearing and discouraging challenge and at times hard to meet. The biggest challenge that we daily face in our ministry is the urgent need for the salvation of souls and their gaining for the Lord’s Kingdom. This inner change can bring visible improvements in the life of the families and individuals and more specifically, on the children’s education and future. This ministry is often child-focused because we think of the family of tomorrow, and tomorrow arrives faster than expected. CRI

The difficulties are numerous: cultural, traditional, economic and political. But this remains a wonderful challenge, because every single step of achievement encourages us to face every other challenge.

12,330 Albanian children now own their first Bibles after the first phase of the Jubilee Project was successfully completed in December

375 children from vulnerable families attended unforgettable days at summer camps and learned about God’s love

250 F2F children and women successfully completed BCC

The OCL project which was implemented during December ’10 and January ’11 brought special blessings to the flood-affected families and was distributed to the needy in cooperation with the local government and the local churches

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Si Jeni newspaper, which is produced and distributed throughout the year, gains greater readership and popularity among the people

Due to the aggravated economic and political situation in the country, the number of Families in Crisis beneficiaries doubled compared to previous year

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Bosnia and Herzegovina

LOOKING AT THE WORLD being shaken and destroyed by volcanoes, earthquakes and floods, I am encouraged in our call to reach people with the unchanging message of peace and hope. The people we serve are thankful to God for His provision and we were able to meet their needs with sufficient supplies of food, clothes, footwear and blankets. We managed to reach isolated villages where the residents were happy just to see someone. We organised events for the children such as summer camps, Christmas and Easter celebrations, etc. We studied the Word of God and enjoyed fellowship together. We desire to reach out to the parents more and to strengthen the trust we have built through these years. The cross symbolises both suffering and victory, and shows us and the people we serve that suffering has a purpose, and that Jesus is the ultimate reality, to whom we need to draw near. Dalibor Kojic Field Country Manager Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Operation Winter Rescue from Dec.-Jan. was a great blessing to the people of Nevesinje, Glamoc, Bugojno, Sarajevo and other places in the northern part of the country

Church Care projects boomed this year, giving great results in reaching people (books printed and delivered on streets, prisons visited, two church plants started, people heard testimonies, the hungry were fed with lunch after church worship service, people were sent to rehab centres and were baptized after recovery, etc.). This project engaged 11 churches and benefited 16 of our projects

Seeds of Hope project was started in March for 80 F2F families in Mostar, Livno and Trebinje

Easter puppet show in cooperation with local church for F2F Mostar


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CULTURAL AND POLITICAL CHALLENGES IN

Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Bosnia and Herzegovina is a country of three constituent nationalities and several minority national groups (the Roma population being the largest of these). It is also a country of three strong traditional religions (Roman Catholic, Orthodox and Muslim), as well as the traditional presence of a Jewish community. This cultural and religious setting presents a challenge in ministry, especially as national and religious identity has become extremely important to our people over the last 10 years. The percentage of people who consider themselves to be religious believers has climbed from 13% pre-war, to a current 63%. So every belief outside these recognised and more recently revitalised, traditional religions is usually considered to be a cult-foreign and heretical; the Evangelical movement is included in this.

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The political scene is chaotic. Every national group has its own president; we live in two separate entities and there is a proposal for a third to be created. Citizens have to pay for this huge administrative system, but year after year, the majority keep voting for the same political options. Their desire for something to change is overcome by their fear of their national interest being ignored. The wave of unemployment and dissatisfaction puts us at the front line of the battle. Frustrated citizens see conspiracies, and that someone is stealing the help meant for them, everywhere. So humanitarian workers often suffer criticism, and their work is made harder because this type of national leadership has led to a higher number of unemployment and decreased social payments.

CRI F2F SP GIK

Teenagers and youth Summer camp follow-up events were held for over 100 children, with worship, Bible story and with pizza party

Bible Jubilee Project started and by end of year, close to 22,000 of 52,000 Bibles ordered with over 20 churches participating, first 2000 Bibles distributed

Basic computer knowledge course started in Glamoc. More than 20 children completed training over the course of four months

Summer camp at Boracko Lake for 110 children from F2F and Families in Crisis

Over 60 families in crises were assisted after the floods of November-December with deliveries of clothes, food and mattresses

OCL campaign from December was implemented with 2500 food parcels, involving 10 volunteers, staff from MWB and our partnering churches and other institutions

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Lom

Kozloduy Butan

Vladimirovo

Montana Chiprovtsi

Krivodol

Vratsa

Novi-Isk≤r Elin Pelin

Yazovir Isk≤r

Stru ma

Ikhtiman

Yarlovo

Dupnista

Gyueshevo

Kocherinovo

Panagyurishte

Razlog

Simitli

Bansko

Strum

a

Sandanski Petrich

Yazovir Batak

Strelcha

Melnik Marikostinovo Kulata

Gotse Delchev

Kaloyanovo

Dospat

Borino

Nikolaevo

Yagoda

Nova Za

Syuyutliyka

Smolyan

Madan

Rudozem

Ardino

Ma ritsa

Knizhovnik Most

K≤rdzhali

Simeonovgrad

Kharmanli

Lyubimets

Svilengrad d Ar a

Yazovir Studen Kladenets

Momchilgrad

Nedelino Zlatograd

Polski Gradets

Dimitrovgrad Glavan

Khaskovo Komuniga

Radnevo

G≤l≤bovo

L≤ki

Chepelare

Me s ta

Tv≤rditsa

Kazanl≤k Tundzh a

Chirpan P≤rvomay

Batak Khvoyna

Elena

Tryavna

Asenovgrad

Peshtera

Krumovgrad

Podkova

LEGEND: F2F Communities Summer Camp sites Community Centres

The F2F program was launched in April with the first community of 20 families in Krupnik village and the region

Corruption at all levels of society – Bulgaria is the most corrupt among EU members. In 2010, a few leading figures in the criminal world were caught but eventually released by the Court

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Brezovo

Plovdiv

Stamboliyski

Kamen

Gorna Oryakhovitsa T≤rnovo Lyaskovets Dryanovo

Rakovski

Tsarimir

S≤edinenie

Sushitsa

Stara Zagora

Devin

Ribnovo

T≤zha Yazovir Dimitrov

Krichim

Velingrad

Dobrinishte

Breznitsa

Karlovo

Khisarya

Pazardzhik

Belitsa

Kresna

Veliko

Sevlievo

Aleksandrovo

Belovo Maritsa

Rila

Yakoruda

Rozino

Dolno Levski

Kostenets

Blagoevgrad

Klisura

Sopot

Samokov r Isk≤

Boboshevo

Zlatitsa

Sashevo

Rositsa

Polikrayshte

Gabrovo

a Stryam

Kyustendil

Mirkovo a

Byala Levski

(Lovetch)

Troyan

Dve Mogili

Svishtov

Pavlikeni

Lovech

Ug≤rchin

Teteven

Etropole Dolno Kamartsi

Gorno Ablanovo Oresh

Pordim

Vrabevo

Me st a

Zemen

Dolni D≤bnik Gorni D≤bnik

Yablanitsa

(Sofia)

Pernik

Belene

Os ≤m

Pleven

Topoln it s

SOFIYA

Gulyantsi

Stavertsi

Lukovit

Mezdra

Botevgrad

Kostinbrod

Breznik

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Cherven Bryag

Slivnitsa Tr≤n

Sk≤t

Banitsa

Zverino Tserovo Svoge

Knezha Byala Slatina

Ruse Pirgovo

Nikopol

Cherkovitsa

Yantra

Dragoman

National census – according to the latest census in the beginning of 2011 Bulgaria’s population has decreased with about 600 000 people over the past 10 years, i.e. every 8 minutes there is a person less in Bulgaria

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Borovan

Berkovitsa

Godech

Dunav

osta Og

Mikhaylovo

Belotintsi

Despite its accession in the EU four years ago, Bulgaria is still facing a variety of challenges. Bulgarians receive the lowest wages and pensions in the entire EU and there are no signs of positive changes for the future. The healthcare reform is slowed due to high-level corruption. Inflation rates are uncontrolled. The economic cartels define the price policy in the country. The judiciary system serves the interests of the wealthy. The feeling of impunity and the absence of the will of law to change the status quo robs the average Bulgarian of their faith.

Oryakhovo Miziya

V≤lchedr≤m

Ard a

Lom

Belogradchik

Rasovo

Brusartsi

V it

Drenovets

Isk ≤

Dimovo

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Ministry

ROMANIA

Dunavtsi

Kula

V≤cha

CHALLENGES IN

A serious problem is the lack of religious tolerance. Evangelical churches are referred to and treated as cults. In many locations, the Orthodox priests are openly hostile towards local evangelical congregations. An example of this is the situation in Krupnik Village, in Simitly Municipality where MWB works in close collaboration with local authorities under the F2F program and the Soup Kitchen project. In small municipalities, these projects are an urgent necessity due to extreme levels of unemployment. Instead of welcoming such initiatives for the benefit of poor locals, the Orthodox priest in Krupnik instigates religious enmity and intolerance. Similar cases are found nationwide.

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Bulgaria

Bregovo

Closing down of institutions for child care and introducing alternative community-based services like foster care and protected homes

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Duna

Tutrakan

Silistra

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In 2010,

Staro Selo Alfatar

Slivo Pole Bisertsi

e

Rositsa

Sredishte

Dulovo

Kubrat

Tervel

Kardam

Vetovo

Karapelit

Razgrad

Tsar Kaloyan

Dobrich

Izgrev

Yasenkovo

Popovo

Veliki Preslav

Ivanski

Omurtag

Smyadovo

Balchik Aksakovo

Devnya

Provadiya

a Kam chiy a

D≤lgopol

V≤rbitsa

Shabla

Grozd'ovo Kam ch

Varna Galata

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Staro Oryakhovo

Dolni Chiflik

Asparukhovo

Kotel

D≤skotna Lyulyakovo uda a Kamchiy

Byala

L

Gradets

Sliven

Zhelyu Voyvoda

Sungurlare

Straldzha

Yambol

agora Tenevo

Goritsa

Lozarevo

Karnobat

Aytos

Burgas

Nos Emine

Pomorie

Burgaski Zaliv

Sozopol

Grudovo ska

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Indzhe Voyvoda

Fakiy Bolyarovo

Tsarevo Akhtopol

Gramatikovo Veleka Malko T≤rnovo

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we were able to see the remarkable step forward towards the integration of children abandoned by their parents to state institutions. God opened doors for the reaching of many hearts with the Holy Scriptures through the Jubilee Bible Project. We also experienced the joy of seeing people from the older generation encompassed by the Clubs for the Handicapped project strengthened to endure the hardships of life through the teaching of God’s Word. We are grateful to the Lord for the opportunities to share about God’s love at public schools, where preaching of the Gospel is not officially allowed. Lastly, we launched the F2F program and the Soup Kitchen project in a small village and received recognition from the local government and society.

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Primorsko

Zvezdets

zha Tund

Ustrem

Neseb≤r Akheloy

Zornitsa Boyanovo

Elkhovo Topolovgrad

Vetren

Kameno

Nos Shabla

Kavarna

Obrochishte

Shumen Go ly a m

Kamburovo

V≤lchidol

Novi Pazar

T≤rgovishte

Durankulak

General-Toshevo

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Due to the extreme unemployment, we would like to start vocational and job procurement projects to provide beneficiaries with the means to earn their living. In 2011, we would like to focus on activities to benefit institutionalized children. Despite the challenges we are facing, we will strive harder to advance the Kingdom of God, laying hold of the hope set before us which is in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

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Sarkis Ovanesyan Field Country Manager Bulgaria

CRI C

F2F F SP

GIK G

Economic stagnation and growing unemployment – decline of small and middle-sized businesses

July was the first time MWB Summer camp brought together children from state homes and children coming from family background for a 10-day summer camp experience

The emigration of medical and other specialists in search of better job procurement; the living standards affect the quality of healthcare services for local citizens

Increase of juvenile births characteristic of the Roma community

The Bible Jubilee Project started in NovemberMWB’s unprecedented campaign for the free distribution of Bibles in Bulgaria

The Christmas Gift campaign was carried out for the first time in Bulgaria; 70 family parcels and 530 children’s gifts were distributed to families and children in Krupnik, Sofia, Razliv and Roman areas

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Moldova

DEAR FRIENDS,

Briceni

Ocnifia Mårcåufii

Lipcani

Lopatnic

Edinefi

Otaci

Corbu

Donduçeni

Moara Nouå

Bråtuçeni

Mårculeçti

John Groza Field Country Manager Moldova

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Rezina

Sîngerei

Tåura Veche

Fåleçti Scumpia Sculeni

Soldånesfii

Cuizåuca

Såråtenii Vechi

Bravicea

Molovata

Orhei

Corneçti

Cålåraçi s Ni

Butuceni

Chiperceni

Teleneçti

Ungheni

eni por

Dubåsari

Recea

Bucovåfi

Crasnencoe

Rîbnita

Brinzenli Noi

Måråndeni Glinjeni

Beloci

Cotiujeni

Floreçti

Bålfii

Glodeni

Stråçeni Durleçti Ciuciuleni Codru Ialoveni Låpuçna

Criuleni

Grigoriopol

Cricova

Vadul lui Vodå

CHIÇINÅU Sîngera

Hînceçti Cårpineni

Leova

Copanca

Cimiçlia

Tomai

Cantemir

CRI and CRH Homes Baimaclia

Summer Camp sites

Taraclia Mihailovca

Volintiri

Crasna

Dnestrovsc Olåneçti

Abaclia

Comrat Congaz

Cahul

Albota de Jos

Taraclia

Budåi Colibaç

Vulcåneçti Etulia

June 2010 – The prices for food products, utilities (gas, electricity, heat, etc..) and fuel increased

Cåuçeni

Opaci

Slobozia

Ciadîr-Lunga

Community Centres

Each colored dot on the map represents where our various projects are implemented.

Tiraspol

Parcani

Basarabeasca

LEGEND:

Vocational Training Center

Anenii Noi

Tighina

Iargara

F2F Communities

Butor Målåieçti

Gura Galbenei Mingir

CRI in Communities

In 2011, we intend to continue our partnership with the Local Churches and encourage them in their ministry during these times of instability and hardships for our country. It is important that they feel our support and know that we together are partners in the Lord’s field.

Vårtejeni

Drochia

Rîçcani Petruçeni

We are glad to say that God’s strong hand faithfully led us in 2010. It was a difficult year, but with the help of generous people and God, we offered spiritual, educational, emotional and material support to 440 poor families and 7206 CRI/CRH and CRI in COM children. 1100 children benefited from summer camp. The economic crisis in the country has worsened the daily life of poor families in Moldova. That it is why a new project, CRI in COM, has been launched. Thus the number of CRI in COM children increased up to 570. One hundred and twenty-six graduates were helped to continue their studies and jobs were found for them. 7000 OCL packages brought smiles onto the faces of many needy families and MWB’s Vocational/ Educational project helped many F2F families towards self-sufficiency.

Camenca

Gribova

Glodeni

Costeçti

Soroca

Zgurifia

Cupcini

June-July- Summer camps were organized for 1100 children from CRI/CRH and F2F

5th of September 2010 – The referendum on the amendment of the Constitution, such as head of state be elected by the people failed

September 2010 – Moldovan Parliament approved the introduction of religion in state schools


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Moldovan Society in 2010

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For two years running, Moldova has been unable to elect its President due to political instability. For this reason, the relationships between people have also been affected.

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Another acute problem for the citizens has been the increase of prices for heating, gas up to 40%, fuel - 13% and food products - 15%. Poor families, impaired people and the elderly hardly survive these hardships. As an agrarian country, Moldova suffered greatly from the poor harvest that resulted from natural disasters. In July, the country was hit by severe droughts which damaged 735 hectares of farmland, 809 hectares of pastureland and 350 hectares of private gardens and orchards. 404 households were flooded and 2299 people had to be evacuated. Besides this, Russia boycotted the agricultural products from Moldova, thus leading to the bankruptcy of many farmers. The current government seeks solutions and opportunities to resolve these problems, but political instability has affected the country’s economy. CRI

At our office, the number of persons seeking assistance has tripled. It is sad for us to see the magnitude of their poverty but we aim to positively solve their problems and to make their burdens a little lighter.

F2F SP GIK

September 2010 – The activity of Pig Farm in Ghidighici has been resumed.

MWB distributed 20,645 free Standard and Children’s Bibles and 8,150 Christian literature to adults and children; 39 local churches were engaged in our Bible Jubilee Project

December 20107000 Operation Christmas Love parcels distributed to the poor throughout Moldova

540 children enjoyed Dreambus excursions to the capital, Chisinau

53 truckloads of qualitative goods were delivered to needy families and Children’s Homes

Over 6000 beneficiaries enjoyed the Easter and Christmas performances put on by Mission Without Borders

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DEAR BROTHERS AND SISTERS,

Romania

LEGEND:

UKRAINE

CRI and CRH Homes F2F Communities Summer Camp sites Community Centres

MARAMURES

SATU MARE

BIHOR

BISTRIflA-NÅSÅUD

Eugen Macavei Field Country Manager Romania

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IAÇI

SÅLAJ

NEAMfl

HUNGARY MUREÇ HARGHITA

ALBA

ARAD

SIBIU BRAÇOV

TIMIÇ

BACÅU

VASL

COVASNA VRANCEA

HUNEDOARA

CARAÇSEVERIN

VÎLCEA

GALA

ARGEÇ PRAHOVA

BUZÅU

GORJ

BRÅILA

DÎMBOVIflA

SERBIA

IALOMIflA

MEHEDINflI

We look ahead with a deep faith in God, acknowledging the continuous need of the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Together we aim to support, to comfort, to build individuals, families and congregations and to lead them to Christ. There is no greater gain. It is our prayer that we will be able to steadfastly respond to this calling.

SUCEAVA

M

Each colored dot on the map represents where our various projects are implemented.

CLUJ

2010 was full of different challenges for Romanians, caused by instability in economics, politics and social life. These times of need are a true blessing because they bring us nearer to our God who always provides. We saw the needs of the people and thanks to our joint efforts were able to respond to them. We offered clothes for their backs and food on their table, but above all, we shared the Gospel with them.

BOTOÇANI

BUCUREÇTI

DOLJ

(Bucharest)

CÅLÅRAÇI OLT 0 km

26

52

78 km

This year, we had the joy and privilege of witnessing ten of MWB’s beneficiaries undergo water baptism and as they professed their new life in Jesus Christ

TELEORMAN

GIURGIU Ruse

Two young people, named Floredana Ungureanu and Bogdan Bosoi from cluster 8/10, beneficiaries of the MWB’s programs, came to the knowledge of God and then united through the covenant of marriage on October 16, 2010 in Resita

In May, MWB arranged for a special delivery of medical supplies to the County Hospital in Sibiu

BULGARIA

After seeing how much we were affected by the floods in August, we were more than happy to help through the trucks we sent. People lost their homes and were desperate. We felt blessed that we were able to help. They called us „angels sent from above”

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MOLDOVA

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The failing economical system, like the one we have right now, has a stronger impact on the poor category, oftentimes bringing these people to the edge of despair. The poorest of the poor feel the hopelessness and the sting of poverty more acutely.

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TULCEA

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The early spring of 2010 was brutally marked by some floods in our country. MWB in Romania has responded promptly to this natural calamity by sending around 20 tons of first-aid items to the affected areas. On the way back, because of the hazardous traffic in Romania, a deadly accident occurred. Three persons driving in the same vehicle were killed by the collision with one of MWB Romania’s truck. The difficult legal procedure has involved us all into all kinds of mandatory formalities. Praise to the Lord that no bad consequences resulted for the Mission - except the moment’s psychological effect on our colleagues, the drivers. BLACK

NSTANflA

The budget amount for the annual trip for each Home is limited. A trip in the real sense is no longer possible, but we adapted SEA new means to provide this event for the children; instead of traveling by bus to a desired location, we chose a walk downtown, a visit to a local park, sport competitions, a visit to a museum or a theater show.

CRI F2F SP GIK

Bible Jubilee Project – this great project, with an even greater impact, was commenced; thousands received free Bibles and in reading it experienced a 100 % change in their lives

Operation Christmas Love is one of the most wanted projects because usually the poor people we serve have difficulties in finding occasional jobs during the cold season. That is why the parcel they receive saves them from hunger and allows them to feed their children well

Operation Winter Rescue. You can easily find people who are so poor that they hardly have a home with a a mattress to sleep on or a blanket to keep them warm. For such people the blanket, mattresses, warm clothes and shoes are a life saver

The Summer Camps during June-August were a great blessing to the children who participated; among many happenings, they also enjoyed puppet shows

Medicines and firewood were distributed to needy families as part of the Urgent Needs action– March, October

MWB staff training (March, May, October)our team enjoyed fellowship with each other and received spiritual encouragement from the special guestspeakers

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Ukraine

DEAR

BOTH A GREAT NEED AND

a Challenge

FRIENDS, 2010 was a difficult year in many ways. We had to carry out our budgeted programs and projects in the atmosphere of ongoing economical crisis and unstable political environment. The new president made attempts to reform some sectors of the country’s life, which brought us some difficulties related to customs clearance of the gifts-in-kind items. Consumer prices and utility payments rose significantly. The unemployment rate increased. However, our faithful Lord helped us to do what we had to do. Our GIK cleared and was distributed to the needy; we had no obstacles in the Christian input ministry in CRI Homes. The three summer camps hosted nearly 1000 children from families and institutions. The radio ministry, Christmas parties, OCL and OWR events have been a blessing for many. Now, with God’s help, we hope to grow our ministry, continue our partnership with the Local Church and to implement the motto of “Reaching People for Christ.”

Mykola Bogdanets Field Country Manager Ukraine

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Since 1999, the Mother Care Project in MWBU’s Sarny office supplies essential life-preserving items to needy women and their infants. This is a great contribution into the Ukrainian government’s efforts to lower the infant mortality rate and to raise the care of mothers. Under the project, each enrolled mother gets a free medical kit needed for delivery and a postnatal parcel with items for the new-born and the mother. These two parcels cost a total of 309 UAH (EURO 30), which is quite an amount of money for the poor families living in areas of high unemployment and rampant poverty.

New President with his new team and new politics won the 2010 February elections

Reestablishment of the 1996 Constitution that made Ukraine the presidentialparliamentary republic and gave a lot of power to the presidentelect

Besides the parcels, dentist service, spiritual counseling, parenting classes and GIK items are offered as part of the project. Unfortunately, we can only help a relatively small number of beneficiaries that apply to us. In the past year, MotherCare helped 30 mothers\infants monthly. The need however, is much greater. The MC coordinator shares that nearly 150200 ladies apply monthly and our staff have to do the painful job of selection. That’s why more monthly parcels would be greatly appreciated. More parcels mean more care, more life and eventually, more praise to God.

Action Plan on visa-free entrance into Europe is signed

The attempt to start constitutional, administrative and pension reforms in Ukraine

Developing dependence of Ukraine on the IMF and other oversee financial structures


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CRI F2F Communities Summer Camp sites Vocational Training Centres Community Centres

Novovolyns'k Luts'k

Rivne

Kiev Zhytomyr

Each colored dot on the map represents where our various projects are implemented.

Ternopil

Khmel'nyts'kyy

CR CRI 0 km

45

90

135 km

F2F F2F

SP SP

GIK GIK

Significant raise in consumer goods pricing and higher utility bills

On April 26th, 2011 the Ukrainians and world mark the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster

Under Jubilee Bible Project 76 963 standard Bibles distributed as well as 83 871 Children´s Bibles. The scale of the Project has no precedence in the history of independent Ukraine

941 children from poor families and state institutions have gone through our Christian Summer Camps during the summer months

7000 OCL parcels had been distributed among needy people to help them celebrate Christmas in a meaningful way

73 needy families and 1500 CRI children benefited from Operation Winter Rescue project in which warm shoes, clothing and heating material have been delivered during the winter months

New MWBU agricultural courses Project idea started

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FACTS & FIGURES 2010: Albania Bosnia Bulgaria and Herzegovina

HEALTH & NUTRITION

Child Rescue Intl.

# of Children being helped in CRI in the beginning of the period # of Children receiving Eye-glasses during period

Moldova

Romania

Ukraine

Total

Over 6707 6512 8100 21300 85 47 41 173

CHRISTIAN MINISTRY # of Children attending Christian Input meetings # of Volunteers helping (this project) # of Bibles distributed during this period # of other Christian literature distributed

EMOTIONAL SUPPORT # of Children attending Emotional Support gatherings

4000 6000 7500 17500 190 173 75 438 793 25 133 951 4583 383 280 5246 Over 1367 1210 8500 11000

BIBLE CORR. COURSE # of Children graduated during this period # of Children enrolled at the end of this period

862 227 591 1680 1911 1582 1932 5425

URGENT NEEDS

HEALTH & NUTRITION

Family to Family

# of Families enrolled in F2F in the beginning of the period # of Families receiving Eye-glasses during period

280 107 20 361 309 420

1497

22 4 31 59 6

122

844 29 80 304 6366 563 7 2 5 4 109 10 1 137 68 63 243 310 110 150 2298 257 687

Over 8000 137 512 3812

CHRISTIAN MINISTRY # of Christian Input visits during this period # of Volunteers helping (this project) # of Bibles distributed during this period # of other Christian literature distributed

EMOTIONAL SUPPORT # of Emotional Support gatherings this period # of Families attending Emotional Support gatherings

8 4 18 9 202 18 259 280 105 7 300 280 380 1352

BIBLE CORR. COURSE # of Beneficiaries graduated during this period # of Beneficiaries enrolled at the end of this period # of Volunteers helping # of Christian Books distributed during this period # of Bibles distributed during this period

250 2 129 248 207 836 55 287 872 418 1632 5 1 2 7 2 17 2 64 198 264 58 84 62 204

URGENT NEEDS # of Families benefiting from the Urgent needs actions

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Albania Bosnia Bulgaria and Herzegovina

Moldova

Romania

Ukraine

Total

BIBLE CORR. COURSE

Projects

# of Children graduated during the period # of Children enrolled at the end of this period

77 77 3 304 307

BIBLE JUBILEE PROJECT # of Bibles we distributed during this period # of Churches we cooperated with during this period

13330

253

17 13

19784 19604 102903

Over 155000

39 51 350 470

CHILDREN´S CAMPS # of Children attending a MWB Camp # of MWB Camps held # of Volunteers (national) helping

375 108 91 1050 946 941

3511

5 2 1 8 15 10 41 34 30 12 68 136 15

295

665

665

8

8

CHRISTIAN 5-DAYS CLUB # of Children having experienced the presence of the 5-day club # of 5-days club visits

CHRISTIAN RADIO # of people having access to the programs # of volunteers involved # of programs aired

100000 2mill. 2 million 11 11 260 260

CHRISTIAN NEWSPAPER (Si Jeni) # of Families having access to the newspaper # of newspapers during this period (this project)

20000

20000

80000

80000

CHRISTIAN THEATRE/PUPPET MINISTRY # of Children (beneficiaries) having viewed a performance # of performances held

350 268

6533 1420 7500 16051

5 3 94 19 75 196

CLUBS FOR THE HANDICAPPED # of Beneficiaries reached during this period # of Clubs operating this period

400

400

12

12

540

540

12

12

DREAMBUS # of Children (beneficiaries) taken on a dream bus trip (total) # of trips performed

EVANGELISTIC CAMPAIGNS # of Beneficiaries reached during this period # of Churches engaged in outreach

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9461

14 11

28 10

4385

25000 63


FACTS & FIGURES 2010:

Albania Bosnia Bulgaria and Herzegovina

Moldova

Romania

Ukraine

Total

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FAMILIES IN CRISIS # of Families helped

LIFE SKILLS -

6530 85

906 99 950 8570

EMOTIONAL SUPPORT CURRICULUM

# of Children enrolled in the ESC project

1297 542

1839

LIFE SKILLS - EXCURSIONS/PRACTICAL # of Children participating in ESC Excursions # of ESC Excursions

83 548

631

17 17

34

MOTHER CARE # of mothers assisted # of parcels distributed

407 752 1159 201 752 953

OPERATION CHRISTMAS LOVE # of Families helped # of parcels distributed # of Volunteers helping

4400 1600 2000 7400 7050 5620

Over 28000

4500 1989 2000 7424 7050 6074

30000

many 9

many

100

25

110 many

OPERATION WINTER RESCUE

# of Beneficiaries helped

2500 800 200 1311 1200 1573

7584

F2F SP

SCHOLARSHIPS # of Students graduating during the period # of Students enrolled at the end of the period

CRI

14 106 3 123 64 135 4 203

GIK

SOUP KITCHENS # of Beneficiaries being enrolled in the beginning of the period # of Centres enrolled in the beginning of this period # of Meals served during this period # of Volunteers helping (this project)

VOCATIONAL/EDUCATIONAL # of Children graduating during the period # of Children enrolled at the end of this period

50 122 105 119 185 272

853

1 2 7 4 5 3

22 Over 167000

13000 7154 28202 24366 50050 45210

4 5 16 18 40 35 118 220 18

223

168

629

41 153 178 372

BIBLE CORR. COURSE # of BCC attendees in the COM centres # of Voc/Ed students in the COM centers # of Children graduated during the period # of Children enrolled at the end of this period

53 607

660

31

31

77 77 3 304 307

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Mission Without Borders MISSION WITHOUT BORDERS AUSTRALIA

Postal address: PO Box 7533 Silverwater NSW 1811 Street address: 10 Stubbs Street Auburn NSW 2144 Tel: +61 2 9647 2022 Fax: +61 2 9647 1899 www.mwb.org.au

MISSION WITHOUT BORDERS/MISSION SANS FRONTIERES

Postal address: 200 - 2306 McCallum Road, Abbotsford BC V2S 3P4 Canada Street address: 200 - 2306 McCallum Road, Abbotsford BC V2S 3P4 Canada

STICHTING ZENDING OVER GRENZEN

Postal address: P.O. Box 1222, 1300 BE Almere, The Netherlands Street address: Omroepweg 10, 1 324 KV Almere, The Netherlands Tel: +31 36 5363615 Fax: +31 36 5364151

MISJON UTEN GRENSER

PRO ADELPHOS

Postal address: Moen 9, 3948 Porsgrunn Norway

Postal address: Stiftung Pro Adelphos Palmstrasse 16 CH-8400 Winterthur Switzerland

Street address: Moen 9, 3948 Porsgrunn Norway Tel: +47 35 569 110 Fax: +47 35 569 111 www.misjonutengrenser.no

MISSIE OVER GRENZEN VZW

Tel: +1 (604) 855 9126 Fax: +1 (604) 855 9136

www.zendingovergrenzen.nl

www.mwbca.org

MISSION WITHOUT BORDERS

Postal address: Maria-Theresiastraat 114, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium

MISSION OHNE GRENZEN E. V.

Street address: Maria-Theresiastraat 114, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium

Postal address: Postfach 1304, D-35203 Biedenkopf, Germany

Tel: +32 16 204007 Fax: +32 16 202675

Street address: Marburger Str. 30, D-35216 BiedenkopfEckelshausen, Germany

www.missieovergrenzen.be

Tel: +49 6461 9546 0 Fax: +49 6461 9546 11 www.mog-biedenkopf.de

MISSION WITHOUT BORDERS REPORT 2011 > >

Tel: +41 52 233 59 00 Fax: +41 52 233 59 07 www.proadelphos.ch

Postal address: Mission Without Borders NZ P.O. Box 56264 Dominion Road Auckland 1446 NEW ZEALAND Street address: First Floor Unit 7, Ambury Court 1 Porters Avenue Eden Terrace Auckland New Zealand Tel: +64 9 309 6969 Fax: +64 9 309 6968 www.mwb.org.nz

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Street adress: Stiftung Pro Adelphos Palmstrasse 16 CH-8400 Winterthur Switzerland

MISSION WITHOUT BORDERS (South Africa)

Postal address: P O Box 26343 Monument Park 0105 Pretoria South Africa Street address: Unit 5, Block B, Milestone Place, 25 Sovereign Drive, Corporate Park, Irene x30, Pretoria, S.Africa

MISSION WITHOUT BORDERS INC.

Postal address: P.O. Box 6008 Camarillo, CA 93011, USA Street address: 711 Daily Drive Suite 120 Camarillo, California 93010 USA Tel: +1 (805) 987 8880 Fax: +1 (805) 484 8378 www.mwb.org

MISSION WITHOUT BORDERS

Postal address: 175 Tower Bridge Road London SE1 2AG UK Street address: 175 Tower Bridge Road London SE1 2AG UK

Tel: +27 12 345 1467 Fax: +27 12 345 1524

Tel: +44 20 7940 1370 Fax: +44 20 7403 7348

www.mwb-sa.org

www.mwbuk.org


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UNITED KINGDOM

NORWAY

THE NETHERLANDS

GERMANY

BELGIUM SWITZERLAND UKRAINE MOLDOVA ROMANIA

CANADA USA

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA ALBANIA BULGARIA

CRI F2F SP GIK AUSTRALIA NEW ZEALAND

SOUTH AFRICA

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MWB International Board Members

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Reverend W.A. Temlett

Philip Schmidt

Clarey Rudd

President/Chairman MWBI Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA

Retired Auditor Benoni, SOUTH AFRICA

Director/Owner, Bank of Books Ventura, California, USA

Rudolf Luthi

Reverend Harry Graham

Management Consultant Winterthur, SWITZERLAND

Chief Executive Officer MWBI London, UNITED KINGDOM

MISSION WITHOUT BORDERS REPORT 2011 > >


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© MWBI 2011 Editing and coordination: Sreyleak Kaysarn-Hem • Design and graphic production: Hans Krogh • Photo editing: Line M. Christiansen Krogh • Photos: MWBI Archives • All articles/stories are written by MWBI team.


2011 Ministry Report  

Annual report

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