Minnesota Coalition for Eastern Europe (MCEE) is a network of Minnesota churches, ministries, and individuals committed to working together in evangelistic outreaches in Eastern European countries. They provide funds for strategic outreach and mission in countries of Eastern Europe.
Pastor Jerry Erickson (retired pastor of Prairie Hill Church) and Pastor Mike Sindelar (Valley Free of Chaska, MN) both serve on the board of MCEE. Prairie Hill is a member of MCEE, and some people from PH have volunteered at Bibles For Missions Thrift Store in Crystal, MN that is connected with MCEE. This store could really use more volunteers.
Proceeds from this Thrift Store have funded ministries/special projects in various Eastern European countries, including many thousands of dollars going towards those managed by Pastor Cristi Golas and other members of Living Hope Church of Pitesti, Romania (e.g. sponsoring camps and ministry to underprivileged children and youth, helping the homeless, translation and printing of Christian teaching materials, funding seminars, start-up costs for coffee house/library/playground/babysitting church outreach initiatives, COVID relief, and assisting refugees from the war in Ukraine).