Celebrating 30 Years of Ministry

It all began in 1983, with Stan and Henry Watrich, third generation Ukrainians born and raised in Western Canada. The Watrichs were missionaries at heart and God placed within them a love and compassion for Eastern Europe.

The ministry began with the printing of many Christian publications in Ukrainian and English that were distributed in Ukraine and Canada. These publications were a first for Ukraine and even today are still in great demand. One major, personal project was the translation and printing of over one million copies of a 48 page gospel booklet distributed into Poland. Many other publications in Eastern Europe stand as a testimony to their labours.

As the demand for literature in Ukraine increased, The Masters Foundation was incorporated. God then led Masters into the production of Bibles, Children's Bibles, books and Christian literature. Masters also became extensively involved in the procurement and distribution of humanitarian aid, and ministry to orphans. He then further led them into prison ministry and evangelism, assisting pastors and churches in the fulfilling of Christ's great commission. It is awesome and miraculous to witness what God has done during the past 30 years.

To Him alone belong all the honor, glory and praise!  And all these accomplishments were made complete by the many partners and friends of Masters who have held up their hands in prayer and financial support.   

Highlights of God's Faithfulness

Literature Children's Bibles

Published over 1.3 million Children's Bibles in Ukrainian and 250,000 in Russian

Books and Tracts

Printed over 2 million tracts
Printed several hundred thousand books

Bible Distribution

Distributed Bibles to all members of Ukrainian Parliament and every university in Ukraine Bible Studies - 8 volume set, 8 year program

Humanitarian Aid

Over 100 containers of humanitarian aid shipped to Ukraine and distributed to hospi- tals, hospices, rehab centers, senior centers, invalid centers, orphanages, churches, and to the poor and needy
Renovations and aid to several rehab centers

Orphanages - Renovations and aid to orphanages

Major renovations to Livchitsi orphanage:

~ Built a gymnasium, computer center, wood- working shop, sewing center and hair salon.
~ Renovated dorms, washrooms and kitchen.
~ Supplied new oven for baking bread and pur- chased farming equipment
~ Major renovations to Borislav orphanage: provided new playground, renovated dorms, office, computer room, classrooms and
    sewing center
~ Back Pack project to seven orphanages: Lopatyn, Khyriv, Dobromil, Verchne-Synevydne Bukovo, Livchitsi and Borislav orphanages
~ Continuing support for orphans in Livchitsi, Puhochivka, and Borislav
~ Supported special needs girls' orphanage in Bukovo and children in Dobromil

An evening of thanks and celebration | 30th Anniversary Celebration