Our Story

Mission Partners International or MPI was started in 1995 by a Canadian pastor from London, Ontario Canada named Ron Garrison.

In the summer of 1991, Ron was invited to visit the USSR on a ‘tourist visa’ to secretly meet with believers in the Soviet Republics of East-Central Europe. He was smuggled from city to city and from one secret prayer meeting to the next. Those prayer meetings had one focus: opening the Soviet Union for the Gospel of Jesus Christ and ending the heavy persecution of Christianity under Soviet communist rule. 


Soon after that, the Soviet Union disintegrated and as Ron continued to travel in these now open countries, God led him to begin a brand new missions outreach in the post-Soviet republics. Building on the new relationships and open doors overseas, Ron and his wife Heather resigned from pastoral ministry and formed a new organization called Mission Partners International (MPI).


Mission Partners is currently working in the countries of Ukraine and Belarus to bring Rescue, Hope and Purpose to people suffering in poverty and in need of the gospel. It is our privilege to minister to the poverty stricken, the lost and the hopeless with the love of Christ.


Our goal is to minister to people the way Christ did by meeting not only the spiritual needs with the truth of the Gospel, but also the physical and emotional needs that so many hurting and lonely people experience every day.

In both Ukraine and Belarus, our focus on unity and partnership provides the strength and resources needed to drive long lasting, authentic life transformation. We know that we are better when we work together for a common goal and that the church of God CAN make a difference.

Whether it is giving out emergency supplies like food parcels and warm blankets, providing help for families in poverty living in small villages or supporting the front line pastors reaching their communities daily, everything we do helps people in need and is for the glory of the God we serve.

God has placed Mission Partners at a critical juncture in history. While the world is facing a growing confrontation between east and west, MPI is ministering to people in need. Together with our partners, we are ready to be used by God to accomplish His saving work.

Visit our Project Page to get more information on some of the specific ways that we bring rescue, hope and purpose to people in Ukraine and Belarus.

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