Mission Without Borders works in Eastern Europe (Romania, Moldova, Ukraine, Bosnia, Bulgaria and Albania) assisting the needy and abandoned with material needs while guiding them to Christ in partnership with local churches. They have both child and family sponsorship programs available. Local churches are assisted by MWB and equipped to be salt and light by feeding the widows, poor, and orphans in their distress (James 1). The goal is self sufficiency and that the beneficiaries may come to know the great love of Christ.
They recently released a video describing their work. A preview of "Love Never Fails" is available at their site.
The mission has been named a 4 star charity by Charity Navigator for its efficient use of resources. Over 90% of all donations go to program expenses while just 5% is used for fundraising.
About child sponsorship, I've sponsored Mihai for over a year and can't begin to express the joy of getting a letter from him. He appreciates the smallest things I send (ie pencils, erasers, pictures, gloves) and I know that in some small way I am making a difference for eternity.
I hope to be able to meet him in person this May. Nothing is certain but I think I'll be able to do this next year. It'll be a shorter trip than I'd like- no side trip to Albania but still 10-12 days in Romania and Moldova. What fun!