An update from our regional director in Ukraine;
Christmas and New Year Greetings from Ukraine!
Thank you so much for praying for and giving to our ministry. The Lord has abundantly blessed our family and the people of Ukraine through the Church! We are so grateful to be a part of this wonderful Body of Christ!
During the Christmas and New Year Season, which lasts mid December to mid January in Ukraine, we have been and will continue to conduct Christmas outreaches in our community in Mukachevo as well as frontline cities such as Kherson and Mikolaev.
We have attached pictures from two Mukachevo outreaches: to children of fallen soldiers and our feeding center celebration. It is truly exciting to see church members stepping up and using their talents for God's glory. Kiril Ivanikov preached a Gospel message while his brother Sergei accompanied music on the guitar. Their aunt Tanya organized the event complete with refreshments. All of this with no centralized electricity. Every family received the gift of a clear Gospel presentation, presents for their children, and a food bag (flour, oil, rice, macaroni, buckwheat, barley, meat, sugar, oatmeal, tea, cookies, and juice.) Lord willing, we will have 3 or 4 more outreaches in Mukachevo in the coming weeks.
Our friends from Odesa took Bibles and food bags (similar to what we gave away in Mukachevo) to the Kherson region. Kostya and Sergei both preached the Gospel message and encouraged the local brethren to keep on doing good in the midst of war. With the funds you sent us, they have restocked their vans with 100 more food bags and will be traveling to Mikaliev region this week to preach a Christmas Gospel message and help the villages that are without power, heating, or stable employment opportunities in that area.
Last week, we were able to take several camping power stations into Mukachevo. They are big enough to run an apartment's heat pump as well as other household appliances. They recharge quickly during the several hours that the city electricity is turned on. Generators are not options for many families living in apartments and are extremely expensive to run on a regular basis. These small power stations seem to be an ideal solution for keeping people warm and safe during the winter months. If you would like to help us purchase these units, please let us know.
After New Year, we will be taking a new evacuation 4x4 into Ukraine as well as Vitamin C and power stations. We covet your prayers for safety on the road and while we are in Ukraine. We hope that your Christmas was joyous and peaceful. We covet your prayers and continued support!
Oleg, Lori, Abigail, and Simon Enskyy
You can help the ministry for Ukraine by donating below, or if you wish to help Oleg and family, you can donate via this link.
Please enjoy a short video from Pastor Tyson Muaku Tshala in the Democratic Republic of Congo, thanking you for your help! (In case you missed the original need, you can catch up here).
We want to give you a couple of updates on projects we have recently emailed you about and share the blessings of the results!
Earlier this week, we emailed you about Pastor Tyson Muaku Tshala in the Democratic Republic of Congo and his need for financial assistance to be released from the hospital. As always, you came through, meeting and then exceeding the need! The need was $500, but you gave $1,445, the excess of which we will keep aside for future medical needs that we will receive from our network of national church planters. We quickly forwarded the funds over to our group director, and he shared this with us;
I have announced this good news to him through phone call this evening, I felt on tears and spent about 5m not talking. He is so thankful for this help.
We will share a video update from him once he is settled and has recovered further. Thank you!
The second update is regarding Pastor Solomon in Kenya and his need for help with his diabetic medication. With the support that was given, he is now covered for the expense of his medicines for the next year. What a blessing for him that he will not have to worry about that! He wrote to us to say;
I am so thankful for the support i have received towards my medication and will go a long way in helping me to continue in ministry.
Thank you again for your support!
In 2021 Amazon gave Final Frontiers $1,092.05 because so many of you took the time to register us as your charity of choice.
So far, in 2022, more of you have registered, and they have given us another $1,200.48, but we are now in the busiest shopping time of the year, so we hope more of you will enroll. And believe it or not, you can do so at no cost to yourself.
How does this work? Well, as I said, it cost you (and me) nothing. Amazon has chosen to allow their customers to designate a charity to which they will pay a tiny portion of THEIR profit on your behalf. All you have to do is:
You will still be on the same website, shopping for the same products at the same prices. The only difference is Amazon will donate a fraction of its profits to us.
What if, when shopping, you forget to type smile.amazon.com? In my experience, they will usually remind you and then, with your permission, will switch you over to their smile site. It’s that simple.
It’s a great idea, but if you don’t enroll, it is worthless. Would you please take a moment now, before you get sidetracked, to click this link and register Final Frontiers as your charity? That will be a great blessing for us.
Thank you, and merry Christmas.
Jon Nelms and the entire global Final Frontiers staff
PS. If your church is registered, you can, of course, request your giving to go to it, but in most cases, churches are not included in this program.
We receive frequent messages from our network of national church planters regarding medical issues and relief. We are also so fortunate for you, our donors, who, time and again, come to their aid, often with a surplus that we can use to help others without needing to go to you to ask again. Last month we sent the necessary funds to our regional director in Nigeria to allow his spouse to begin her cancer treatment with her first dose of chemotherapy. Praise the Lord that we could help with this need because of you, with the surplus funds we had received.
Today we have a need in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Tyson Muaku Tshala has been ill for some time with a hernia and appendicitis, though that has not stopped his ministry, having planted five new churches in the past two years and leading many to Christ. On Friday, though, the pain and sickness reached a point where he had to be operated on. The operation was performed on Saturday, and the doctors were able to correct both issues. All that remains now, though, is the bill of $500 so that he can be released from the hospital and purchase the medications and supplies he will need for continued healing.
So, if you are able, please donate online, here on this page, and allow him to return home before Christmas. You can also mail in a check and designate it to “Tysons medical bill.” Any extra will be used for future medical needs that we receive from our network.
Thank you for your support and impact around the world!
With Christmas fast approaching (only 23 days!), we know that coming up with ideas for gifts for family and friends can be difficult. This year, why not consider gifting one our books! For your children, grandchildren, or even Sunday school teacher, why not buy them our very first Missions Stories book? You can order directly from us or from Amazon, though you help us out more immeasurably when you order directly from us.
You can also pick up one of Jon Nelms' missions-focused books for your other family members and friends!