Sponsor a Widow
Just $50/month provides practical help and
spiritual hope for widows and pensioners in Ukraine.
Your faithful support provides weekly food packets, medical aid, and transportation to appointments, church services and more; supplies weekly Bible class materials; and covers the cost of fellowship gatherings and KSOC concert tickets.
You will to get to know your sponsored widow/pensioner in a personal way—and experience blessing and growth as you give.
Birthdate: January 12, 1953
A former TV camera operator, Daniel grew up in a family of believers and is thankful for the godly example of his parents.
His challenges began once he retired. He started to have health issues and now spends 35% of his small pension on medicines. Daniel cannot live on the remaining 65%, so he needs help from the mission.
His friend Galina, another MMK widow, invited him to the Saturday morning Bible classes, which he continues to enjoy. Daniel sees God's help in everything: in the people around him, in studying the Bible, in receiving food packages, and worship at St. Paul's.
Birthdate: September 1, 1947
Zhanna worked in a number of jobs and occupations for over 40 years, retiring as an advertising agent. She was invited to church by another MMK widow in December 2016 and her heart was transformed. Now a baptized member, she says she's found her second family at St. Paul's
But even greater than the loving support she's received from the church, Zhanna believes Jesus has become her best friend and advocate.
She is also thankful for God's many blessings, including the food program and weekly food packet she receives from the mission.
Birthdate: November 18, 1938
Ludmila worked for many years as a village doctor, also serving as head of the village hospital. Due to her job-related stress, she retired at 60 years old, shifting into a role as full-time caregiver for her ailing parents.
After 15 years of constant care for her mother and father, Ludmila had a stroke and complicated heart surgery.
Ludmila's neighbor invited her to St. Paul's and she started to attend services in the spring of 2017. She really enjoys the sermons and learning about God. She is also grateful for the weekly food package and happy to be a part of the church family.
Birthdate: November 24, 1947
A native of a small town in central Ukraine, Ludmila attended university in Kyiv and enjoyed a career in sales at a large department store in the city.
She currently lives with her husband Alexander, who is disabled. Her son Alexy recently returned from the war zone in Eastern Ukraine where he fought for over a year. It has been her greatest joy to see her son come back alive and healthy from the war.
Ludmila has attended St. Paul's since 2015. In addition to weekly church services, she also attends the Evangelism Explosion class taught on Saturday mornings. She is grateful for the food packet she receives each week which helps her and Alexander survive on their meager pension.
Become a Sponsor:
1. Go to our Donate page.
2. In the SEND MY MONEY TO: drop-down menu, select "widow sponsorship."
3. In the COMMENTS section, enter the name of the person you would like to sponsor.
Birthdate: November 15, 1938
Raisa worked at a generator factory as an engineer. Essentially a single mother, she endured a difficult marriage to a man who drank too much and eventually succumbed to alcoholism.
Raisa's former neighbor invited her to St. Paul's for Easter in 2017 and she's continued to attend. She loves everything about the church, from the warm atmosphere and kindness of the people to the music, preaching, and connection to a community of believers.
Raisa endures frequent pain due to herniated discs in her spine. She is grateful for the assistance from the mission which allows her to survive on her small pension.
Birthdate: September 12, 1946
Valentina attend St. Vladmir Cathedral on big holidays during the year, thinking that was all the church she needed.
Then a friend invited her to St. Paul's. The service was so different from what she was used to. She loved the choir and the music.
Valentina accepted Jesus as her Savior and now attends church and Bible classes each week to deepen her relationship with Him. She serves as a volunteer in our caregiver ministry, and delivers a food packet each week to Nina, a homebound widow who is unable to walk. They love to talk about the Bible together and are now good friends.
Birthdate: June 28, 1946
Once a factory worker, Anna is now retired but has not slowed down. She is a member of the community choir and loves to sing.
She has grown children who live with their own families. Anna says that her greatest joy was the birth of her son, his wedding, and the birth of her grandson. The saddest part of her life was the death of her parents and her beloved husband.
Her friend Galina invited her to St. Paul's in the fall of 2016. She enjoys coming to the church, and wants to know everything about God and to tell other people about His Word. She wants to be useful for God and to serve those in need.
Birthdate: October 4, 1945
Olga was an engineer at Chernobyl Atomic Station at the time of the catastrophic nuclear accident in 1986. She was involved in clean up operations, while her brother served as head of the top risk group. They both believe it is only because of the prayers of so many people they survived—and continue to live.
God brought Olga to St Paul's Church through her friend Tamara, another MMK widow. Olga is so very happy to be a part of this wonderful family of believers. She loves listening to the inspiring sermons, attending Bible classes, and experiencing the wonderful music.