What We Do

 

Mission Partners International is a not-for-profit Christian organization based in London, Ontario focused on meeting the physical and spiritual needs of people in post-Soviet East-Central Europe. Founded in 1995, Mission Partners International was established by Ron & Heather Garrison in response to the incredible needs of the people in the post-Soviet republics.

Ron Garrison had been the Pastor of a small church in London, Ontario ministering to immigrants and refugees from the Soviet Union. In 1991, he was invited to go on a missions trip into Soviet ruled East-Central Europe. Everywhere he went on that trip, he saw evidence of the immense spiritual drought caused by 70 years of Atheistic Communist rule. Both physical and spiritual poverty were everywhere.

The people of Eastern Europe, in general, never experienced the incredible financial prosperity and freedom of the 19th and 20th centuries like Western Europe and North America did. The great reformations and spiritual awakenings that took place in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom in last few hundred years were absent in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. Even today, this absence is evident.

During that initial trip, Pastor Garrison also met and ministered alongside dozens of dedicated and faithful Christians who had been called by God to minister the Gospel to their countrymen. After returning home, Pastor & Mrs Garrison were moved to do something to help these leaders reach the people of their newly opened counties with the Gospel while also meeting practical needs. As a result, they launched full-time into this new ministry, founding Mission Partners International in 1995.

Over the next few years, Pastor Garrison and Mission Partners International established partnerships with effective Christian leaders and organizations working in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus, ministering to as many needy people as possible. In between trips, Pastor Ron visited churches and communicated what great things God was doing overseas, while inviting Canadians to contribute to this great endeavor.

Since then, members of the MPI Team have traveled extensively overseas, meeting with and providing for needy people. While much has been accomplished, there are many needs not yet met and countless people who haven’t yet been impacted by the Gospel. Today, there is a whole new generation of people in Ukraine and Belarus who need our help to discover Christ.

Please partner with us to reach this generation for Christ and meet both physical and spiritual needs. Together, we can make a difference!