Hope Now exists to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ. A balance of evangelism with social action ensures the message of the Gospel touches the hearts of young and old, rich and poor, healthy and infirm, free and imprisoned. Hope Now works at the moment mainly in Ukraine with a little work amongst students in South Africa.

The work in Ukraine is divided into two different organisations. The caring ministries such as providing healthcare for children and adults in need, the work in Orphanages, internats and with street children and evangelism are retained under the Hope Now banner. Also under this banner is the work with the elderly, such as providing sheltered accommodation for the older people.

The equipping ministries such as Kompas Park, The Cherkassy Centre for Biblical Studies, Church Planting, the Cycle Club, Student Ministries and Pre-independence Homes now come under the Kompas Park Education Trust.

The two ministries often work alongside each other, such as when chidren become students and need accommodation in the pre-independence homes, older people go to Kompas Park for the widows camps and when evangelism leads to Church Planting.

Jon Budgell, CEO of Hope Now UK, is a previous member of Union Church.






Music Group from Cherkassy

Zozulenka are a group of young people who attend school No 20 in Cherkassy, trained under the watchful eye of Natalya, their teacher. They have been performing in Ukraine for some while now, and 2011 was their first visit to peform in the UK. They practice regularly each week and the professionalism of their singing and dancing show how well they are trained and how much they enjoy what they are doing.

Zozulenka have visited Union Church twice, and those who saw them say what a wonderful performance they put on.