Jeff’s Blog

A Movement in the Middle East

August 2017 Newsletter (Download Now): Recently, I was invited to take part in a trip to Beirut, Lebanon to learn about a movement of new Muslim followers of Jesus. This trip took place during the time we are focused on our MP… Read More...

Carry On the Mission

June 2017 Newsletter (Download Now): It seems like every year the summer camp ministry to hundreds of at-risk children rushes upon us. The storm of activity preparing for camps engulfs our Kyiv office like a whirlwind. Our small staff prays over the… Read More...

Someone Has to Tell Them

Sasha started a small “tent fellowship” where many villagers come for prayer, Bible study, and encouragement.

May 2017 Newsletter (Download Now): 

The Village of Stanitsya-Luhansk, Eastern Ukraine

Rarely do missionaries really have to risk their lives for the Gospel. Sasha Andriyashina (pictured… Read More...

Defending Widows and Orphans In Kosovo

March 2017 Newsletter (Download Now): Visiting Widows this February in Kosovo. Ajne Sopaj lives in the village of Guncat, in the central Malisheve region of Kosovo. This picturesque hamlet, dotted with small homes and dirt roads, is where her husband lived with… Read More...

The Story of Father Frost

The Soviet Father Frost And How They Changed Christmas

In Russia, Santa Claus is known as Father Frost. He is usually illustrated with his granddaughter, the snow maiden, Snegurochka riding with an evergreen tree and presents in a traditional Russian troika

The original Russian gift-giver… Read More...

20 Years of Ministry in Ukraine

Chernobyl plant in 2004

October 1994 Kyiv, Ukraine – Twenty years ago this month the Lord lead us to hire a national director, Irina Skrypnik, and officially register Mercy Projects in the newly independent country of Ukraine. We desired to begin a new ministry to… Read More...

Lives Lost in Eastern Ukraine

Funeral Procession in Slavyansk late July.

KYIV, July 18, 2014 – After five weeks of anxiety, the families of the four men were notified that they had been killed by the so-called “Militia of the Donetsk People’s Republic.

On June 8th the Russian… Read More...

As Kyiv Mourns, Crimea Caught In the Crossfire

Kyiv, Ukraine, Feb 28, 2014– As of Friday February 28th, funeral processions continue to take place here in Kyiv. Orthodox priests carrying large crosses followed by friends and family members of the deceased wind their way down Institutskaya Street, through the barricades past piles… Read More...

The Maidan Movement Drives Ukraine Toward Freedom – Or Not?

Protesters camped out in government buildings

Kyiv, Ukraine, Feb 27, 2014 – The battle in the streets of Kyiv continues but it is no longer violent. Last night on Independence Square, amidst the flowers for those who paid the ultimate sacrifice, we listened as… Read More...

Prayer Tent in Kiev

Mercy Projects Director Jeff Thompson interviews women volunteering at a “Prayer Tent” on Independence Square (Maidan) in Kiev, Ukraine. Filmed on last week of February of 2014 (some of the bloodiest days of the protests/crisis in Ukraine).

Read Jeff’s article about the political… Read More...