Alison Giblett, Ukraine

Alison Giblett, Ukraine

Leads the Genesis ministry, which helps people grappling with addictions to shed destructive habits and learn to rely on God

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Due to corruption, conflict, economic instability and high levels of drug and alcohol addiction, many Ukrainians struggle to find hope. The recent violent conflict has resulted in about two million displaced citizens.

The Genesis ministry that I lead has eight trainers who lead four-month support groups, helping people identify things that are hindering their relationship with God and others. Prayer, scripture confession, forgiveness, mutual support and practical action are all part of the healing process.

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Pray for Ukraine

Our page with all the latest updates from Alison and the team in Ukraine.

  • Brick by brick

    A message from mission partner Alison Giblett, received Wednesday 19 May 2022: Thank you everyone, for your prayers for the work and restoration we’re starting here near the Kyiv region. The situation is not nearly as bad as it was probably a month ago straight after all of the damage and bombing in this area. […] Read more

  • Ukraine: restoring the broken-hearted

    After a recent visit to villages on the outskirts of Kyiv, our people in mission have decided to return to an area west of the city to begin ministering among people who are traumatised and coming to grips with massive loss. They will be staying in flats owned by a local children’s home – all […] Read more

Alison’s story

I was born in Thailand and grew up in Papua New Guinea, so I had early exposure to mission and different cultures. I responded to God’s call to mission at 16, but never expected to go to the Soviet Union. In 1991 God used a Russian pastor to challenge me to move there. So I left my computer career in London and have been serving since 1993, initially doing evangelism and discipleship in the Urals. Later, God brought me into drug rehabilitation ministry and Bible teaching, linked with the International Substance Abuse and Addiction Coalition (ISAAC), first in the Caucasus and then in Kiev from 2004.

Now with ISAAC part time, I support people recovering from destructive habits. I also work in evangelism and church planting with Ukrainians locally and abroad through Holy Spirit Mission. Teams serve in Ukraine, India and Europe. Through the power of God’s spirit, we reach out through evangelistic concerts, youth and children’s ministry and personal prophetic prayer to bring people to salvation. In Kiev, I am part of a church plant called Tabernacle of the Living God.

I am grateful to be sent out with the vital prayer and support through Church Mission Society. CMS is a diverse network of ministers and lay people who strive to share Jesus’ love and truth in a wide variety of practical ways. Though we come from different backgrounds, as we serve Christ together we become friends.

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