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.
May 13th, 2013Across the CIS, there are more than 340 faithful missionary pastors sponsored by SGA partners and laboring for the Gospel.
May 2nd, 2013Being a missionary pastor in a country as vast as Russia presents all sorts of challenges.
March 21st, 2013SGA-sponsored missionary pastor Valery Okhrimuk labors in the Brest region of Belarus at the border with Poland.
March 18th, 2013As part of our ongoing joint outreach with the Children’s Hunger Fund, SGA partners helped distribute more food aid to more needy families in Belarus over the past few months.