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Seeing the people, He felt compassion for them, because they were distressed and dispirited like sheep without a shepherd (Matthew 9:36).

Across Russia and her neighboring countries, cities, towns, and rural villages are teeming with people who are spiritually lost, distressed, and in need of the life-changing Gospel. In addition to the great spiritual emptiness that exists, millions of people, their families, and children face tremendous physical needs. Unemployment and poverty are rampant in many regions, and day-to-day survival is a constant struggle.

The faithful evangelical churches SGA serves strive to follow the example of the Lord Jesus in demonstrating His compassion by word and deed. The support of SGA partners helps missionary pastors reach out to needy families with clothing, footwear, and distribution of staple food items—all the while pointing to the loving provision of our great God and Father. The church of the Lord Jesus . . . working as one to be His hands and feet, reaching out in His compassion.

Not only does SGA-sponsored Compassion Ministry help provide for the physical needs of the poor, distressed, and dispirited, but it also helps open the door for missionary pastors and other church workers to share the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ. As more and more come to know Him as Savior and Lord, they discover their spiritual shackles broken, their physical needs met, and their lives eternally transformed by His saving power. And then—as part of God’s forever family—they themselves reach out to others to share the Good News of what God has done for them.

The Fruit of Compassion Ministry

As you all know SGA is very much involved in the compassion ministries in Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan. I want to share a story sent to us by a minister in Central Asia who visits one Muslim family of four: a mother, two sons and a daughter.

Keep Praying for SGA-Sponsored Crisis Ministry in Ukraine

For more than four years, Ukraine’s eastern border has been torn apart by war. Some 10,000 lives have been lost, devastating many families and destroying homes. Thankfully, with the help of SGA partners, we’re able to support missionary pastors who are still working to bring the light of the Gospel into the darkness of war and bloodshed.

A Cotton Tales Testimony of Thanksgiving

Since SGA began assisting with the CottonTales project to help Ukrainian war refugees earlier this year, we have been receiving wonderful reports about the very real impact it is having in the lives of needy women and their families. Recently, a woman named Ludmila wrote to tell us her heartbreaking story, and to express her thanksgiving for the help she is receiving through the work provided by CottonTales.

Ukraine: The Need Has Not Gone Away!

Recently SGA’s Eric Mock was in Ukraine to visit and encourage faithful missionary pastors and churches in the east of the country who continue to face enormous hardships because of the ongoing conflict. The news headlines are not reporting on Ukraine much these days, but the fighting has not stopped and conditions are still very dangerous.

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