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.
Partial sponsorships can begin for as little as $35 per month. Full sponsorships are also available. If you’d like to find out more how you can help sponsor a faithful missionary pastor in Russia or her neighboring countries, call SGA at 1-800-242-5350. Our office switchboard is open Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Central Time.
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March 22nd, 2017While Pastor Pavel Dudka’s church is located in western Ukraine, the people in his region are still affected by the war and bloodshed that is taking place in the eastern regions. Churches across Ukraine have been reaching out to refugees and other needy families, and God is using this troubled time to draw many to Himself. Pastor Pavel recently shared a wonderful account of how even city officials are open to hearing of Christ’s love.
March 16th, 2017We’ve received another report of Christmas ministry happening around the CIS. This time, Pastor Pavel in Ukraine wrote to us about a service he hosted in his city, where he told everyone about our one Hope—Jesus.
October 20th, 2016Russia’s Caucasus Mountains region has some of the most beautiful scenery in the country. Yet the scenic beauty can be misleading. The Caucasus region has seen horrific violence in recent years, including two wars between Russia and separatists in the Muslim-dominated republic of Chechnya. It’s a region that desperately needs the Lord Jesus and His redeeming love.
October 10th, 2016Alexander Paskhovets SGA Missionary Pastor Coordinator for Russia While traveling through Russia’s vast Krasnoyarsk region recently, I had the wonderful opportunity to meet many SGA-sponsored missionary pastors. I would like to share the story of one special brother who uses martial arts as part of his unique church-planting and evangelism labors. Alexander’s ministry encompasses a […]