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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July 22nd, 2014The news from Ukraine in the past several months has largely been very grim, with violent conflict continuing in the eastern part of the country and ongoing political turmoil. But not all is grim, and in some locations, the brightest of lights is shining brightly. Even behind the walls of a dank, dark prison.
June 26th, 2014For every human being, life on this earth is filled with both joys and sorrows. Yet as believers, we know that our faithful God and Father . . . comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God (2 Corinthians 1:4).
June 23rd, 2014Tragically, eastern Ukraine continues to be the scene of violence and bloodshed spurred by pro-Russian militants who want to be independent of the central Ukrainian government in Kiev. Yet faithful, SGA-sponsored missionary pastors are intent on shining the light of Christ into the darkness, keeping in mind the Lord’s admonition.
June 17th, 2014A father and his son near a separatist checkpoint in eastern Ukraine are on their way from one city to the next. They are abruptly stopped with automatic weapons at their backs. One man holds a revolver next to the ear of the father, and slowly reloads the chamber.