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Discipling the Nations through God's Word...Demonstrating God's Mercy to Children Around the World. 


Discipling the Nations through God's Word...Demonstrating God's Mercy to Children Around the World. 

Richard Michalski and his parents Olga and Roman Michalski started missions work in Poland, and East Germany in the late 1960's. Upon marrying Sara Ilyin in 1971, Richard and Sara started working with World Christian Ministries of Toronto, Canada. They ministered with WCM, raising funds in the USA, UK and Canada. These funds enabled Richard and Sara to pursue God's calling on their lives, taking in thousands of Bibles and Christian literature into Communist countries.


Impact Ministries was born out of a desire to reach even further into the depths of the former Soviet Union and other communist nations.  Impact Ministries was founded in 1982 by Richard, Roman & Sara Michalski. Impact 's acronym was International Ministries Presenting A-Risen Christ Today! Impact Ministries' main vision since its inception has been reaching the lost with the Gospel of Jesus Christ through Bible distribution, preaching and teaching of the word, equipping the local church, and reaching orphans, widows and those in need tangibly. In addition to these main goals, Impact helped to establish and plant over 1,400 autonomous churches, helped finance and build over 250 church buildings, and purchased and distributed over 10,000,000 Bibles and New Testaments to pierce the darkness throughout the former Soviet Union, China, and other Communist countries. Richard and Sara ministered side by side right up until Richard's home going in January of 2017. 


Impact Ministries continues to fulfill its vision under Sara's leadership. The needs now are greater than ever before.  Russia, Ukraine and other former Soviet Islamic Republics have continued to make it more and more difficult to preach the name of Jesus. Time is short and this window may forever close at any given moment.  Please help us reach the lost while the windows are open. Your participation will affect eternity for those that are lost.  




Sara Michalski was born in Kuldja, Red China and her ethnic heritage comes from a Russian, Jewish and Ukrainian family. Her parents had escaped from Russia to live in china for 25 years. They immigrated out of china in 1959, resided in Australia before immigrating into United States, via San Francisco, California and later moving to Seattle, Washington.


Upon marrying Richard Michalski in 1971,  seven days after their wedding, Richard and Sara were involved in smuggling Bibles to Eastern Europe and ministering to the unregistered & Registered churches. For more than forty years, they have extensively ministered throughout Eastern and Western Europe, Siberia and the Far East, where they have seen multiplied thousands of decisions for Christ, including tens of thousands of Muslims.


Sara ministers at Women's conferences, churches, schools and conventions. She moves in a prophetic anointed mantle to the Body of Christ. Sara's life time experiences of trials and victories will build your faith, encourage you to rise to a higher level in your Christian walk, believing God through all your trials.


Sara's first-hand exciting accounts of God's dealings in the Former Soviet Lands will put a fresh vision into your heart.

Our dear friend, mentor, and Brother in Christ Richard Michalski passed on to glory on Tuesday, January 10, 2017.   While traveling with his wife Sarah, Richard suffered a major heart attack and never recovered. Yet his incredible legacy lives on.

Richard Michalski, born of a German mother and Polish father in a displaced, person's camp in North Germany, came to the United States in January, 1951. The Michalski's moved to Seattle, Washington as they had no living relatives anywhere else in the United States and their sponsors resided there.


Upon completion of high school in Seattle, Richard went on to receive his Bachelor of Arts degree in a four-year schooling at Northwest College in Kirkland, Washington. Here, he majored in missions and minored in Bible.


In August l971,he married Sara who comes from a Russian, Ukrainian and Jewish ethnic heritage. Sara was born in Kuldja, Red China, as her parents had escaped from Russia to live in China for 25 years. They immigrated out of China in 1959, resided in Australia before immigrating into the United States via San Francisco, California and later Seattle.


Upon marrying, Richard and Sara returned back to the Communist Block to minister in nations where their parents had once fled.

His life and commitment to ministry has contributed to thousands of children resourced, millions of bibles distributed, millions of lives hearing the Gospel, and thousands coming to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. 





IMPACT Ministries International partners with numerous churches across Russia and Ukraine for volunteer support, distribution of goods, church planting, and more. 

Impacts leadership travels extensively, sharing the miracles and ministering to the needs of the church in Eastern Europe. By partnering financially with people an churches in America, Canada, the United Kingdom, and through out Europe, we can continue to share Christ with those who have never heard. Evangelistic crusades organized by Ukrainian and Russian evangelistic teams. Crusades also include discipleship training for new converts and personal linking to the local church.

In addition, churches and individuals across the globe support the efforts of IMPACT Ministries International through financial gifts and awareness by featuring Sara Michalski as a speaker. 

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