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.
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.
April 7th, 2014An SGA-sponsored youth pastor shares how God is working through his ministry in a Central Asian country where spreading the Gospel can be dangerous.
April 3rd, 2014SGA-sponsored pastor Ivan shares stories of his growing youth ministry, how they've been serving their community, and about how they led one man to faith at a location that might surprise you.
March 31st, 2014Drug and alcohol abuse is a critically serious problem in Russia and her neighboring countries. The Lancet medical journal recently reported that 25 percent of Russian men die before they are 55, and alcohol is blamed for the deaths.
March 27th, 2014“Overfilled with gratitude.” That’s the “Colossians 2:7” heart attitude of Pastor Vladimir Solodukhin, his family, and his church as they labor in Ukraine’s Chernivtsi region. Vladimir wrote recently to share about his ministry in far western Ukraine, especially among villagers and local prisoners.