One of the missions my church (Riverview Church, Novelty, OH) has been involved with is Summit Missions International of Akron, OH. We have made fleece tie blankets and collected items for the orphanage they support in Belarus, where the poverty level is simply mind-blowing.
Now, according to information from Forum 18, Belarus is cracking down even more on the workers who come to provide these necessities. Workers can only be invited by registered religious organizations who have been registered for 20 years. That pretty much eliminates most of the work being done in Belarus.
To read more about it, click here.