And He sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God . . . (Luke 9:2).
Seeing the lost come to Christ across the lands of Russia . . . that was the burning passion of SGA founder Peter Deyneka, and it remains our burning passion today. Above all, it is the burning passion of the Russian evangelical churches SGA serves, and we are thankful for the opportunity to help them reach their communities for Christ.
SGA connects North American Christians with individual Russian church-planting missionaries, and helps to send them out to targeted regions where they live, work and proclaim the Gospel. They have a tremendous advantage because they already know the language, culture and history of their people. The church planters are selected by their local congregational leadership and are partnered through SGA with sponsoring individuals or churches here in North America. In addition, many Sunday school classes and adult Bible fellowships have discovered the tremendous blessing of sponsoring a national church planter in Russia.
Church planter sponsors receive their missionary’s name, family information, ministry location and a family photo when possible. SGA helps facilitate communication between the missionary and sponsors, to encourage prayer and so that all may rejoice in what God is doing across the former Soviet Union. The backgrounds of the missionaries are varied, and their dedication is such that many of them are ministering in three to five locations simultaneously. A significant number also have ministries to prison inmates, drug addicts and orphan children. Many former prisoners who have been gloriously saved have moved on to become church planters themselves.
February 3rd, 2014As SGA missionary pastors are constantly giving the Gospel to those who don’t yet know Christ, they are following Jesus’ example in Luke 5:32 “I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” Missionary pastor Vladimir Savich works in Lutsk, Ukraine and shares with us his ministry among children and youth.
January 27th, 2014Many of you know of our hard conditions here in Belarus. Life is especially difficult in rural areas and it is getting worse. But you are helping to make it possible for us to reach out to needy large families, including single-parent mothers, as well as orphans and widows!
January 20th, 2014The following are more excerpts from reports we’ve received over the past year from the faithful missionary pastors you help support across Russia and her neighboring countries.