ABOUT US

Lyuba and William Wharton during a radio interview in Kiev, Ukraine

Mike and Susan Lawson wearing traditional Ukrainian shirts

Today, Bill and his wife Lyuba are partnering with Michael "Mike" and Susan Lawson in this ever-growing ministry to Russia and Ukraine. Hundreds of Ukrainian translators have also joined the cause. Our efforts to feed children and help the elderly and disabled are currently concentrated in the cities of Kiev, Toretsk, Sumy, Ivano-Frankivsk, Gadiach (Ukraine) and  Sochi (Russia). 

WHERE IT BEGAN

The "U.S. to Ukraine" ministry began in 1990 when the founder, William "Bill" Wharton, traveled to the Soviet Union on a humanitarian trip. He discovered many wonderful people who needed help after the fall of Communism. Since 1991, Bill Wharton has led teams of American Christians in humanitarian services to those who live in Russia and Ukraine. Today, Bill and his wife Lyuba are partnering with Michael "Mike" and Susan Lawson in this ever-growing service to Russia and Ukraine. Hundreds of Ukrainian translators have also joined the cause. Our efforts to feed children and help the elderly and disabled are currently concentrated in the cities of Kiev, Toretsk, Sumy, Ivano-Frankivsk, Gadiach (Ukraine) and Sochi (Russia). 

WHAT IT IS TODAY

Over the years, a simple humanitarian effort has evolved into a thriving ministry due to the assistance received from individuals, churches and other organizations. Should you choose to join our mission, here is what you can be a part of: 

  •  Summer Bible Camps for school-age children

  •  Provision of meals for orphans and other destitute children

  •  Provision of benevolence to impoverished individuals, especially widows and orphans

  •  Provision of clothing and medical equipment and supplies

Our ministry is now reaching into 2 new areas:

1.  We are training Ukrainian public school teachers to teach “Character for Kids”. Teachers want to equip their classroom children with a strong sense of morals, character and self-worth in order to help them be successful in a difficult world.

 

2. With the help of our volunteer medical specialists, we will be training local volunteers to care for the elderly and disabled. With the aging population increasing, family members want to know that they are offering the best care possible.

 

We couldn't do all that we do without the generosity of our churches & individual donors. The funding for feeding destitute children comes almost solely from individuals. No contributed funds are used for overhead, as we are able to keep operating expenses to a bare minimum.

Contact us about how you can help the mission.
ABOUT US

We are a ministry to the children, elderly & disabled of Ukraine. Our mission is to relieve suffering and hunger to a people in need. We bring the love of Christ to them through our care and concern for their well-being.

ADDRESS

William and Lyuba Wharton

9044 SW 79 Ave 

Gainesville FL 32608

PHONE

352-372-9202

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