SGA Prayer and Praise Items
12—Pray for the evangelical Ukrainian churches SGA serves, as many are developing discipleship and edification ministries through small groups.
13—Please pray today for Pastor Vyacheslav Nesteruk, president of the Ukrainian UECB, in the midst of his many leadership and administrative responsibilities. May the Lord encourage His heart today.
14—We thank God for the staff of SGA’s Kiev RMC, led by Sergei Gladishko. Pray for ongoing effectiveness and resourcefulness in the ministry God has granted them.
15—Join us in praising God for the open doors that have come about through SGA-sponsored Compassion Ministry in Ukraine, as more than 165 families have been reached through the distribution of food packages! May many come to saving faith as they experience Christ’s love.
16—Pray for Dr. Viktor Krutko, president of the Belarussian UECB. Pray for wisdom and discernment as he and his fellow pastors serve the evangelical churches of their nation.
17—Pray for Yuri Romanchik, an SGA-sponsored missionary pastor ministering in Belarus’ Grodno region. One of his main ministry focuses over the past year has been ministry to youth in camp settings.
18—Lift up the professors who are teaching at Minsk Theological Seminary as they continue to equip students for fruitful ministry. Dr. Roman Dechtiarenko, SGA’s professor of Bible, regularly leads classes there.
19—Intercede for the staff of SGA’s Minsk RMC, led by Piotr Podrez, as they continue to encourage and equip churches across Belarus. Ministry can be very difficult for evangelical churches in this authoritarian nation.
20—Pray for Belarussian missionary pastors as they plant new churches and disciple new believers. Their resources for ministry are often very meager, and they are thankful for SGA partners.
21—Tajikistan is one of the poorest countries within the CIS. Pray for the dedicated ministers who continue to serve there despite poverty, persecution, and many other challenges.
22—Pray for Israel College of the Bible as the professors and students continue their academic year digging into God’s Word and preparing for ministry in the land of the Bible.
23—Pray for all of the SGA-sponsored missionary pastors, especially those ministering in the Muslim-dominated, central Asian countries. But you, be sober in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry (2 Timothy 4:5).
24—Intercede for UECB pastors and leaders in Central Asia as they experience rising oppression and pressure, in addition to unstable economic challenges. May God grant them His wisdom and protection.
25—Uzbekistan ranks as one of the most severely restrictive countries for evangelical ministry. Pray for open doors and open hearts as God’s people share Christ’s love.
26—Pray for peace in the Caucasus country of Armenia as conflicts in the area escalate. Pray for courage and protection for the active witness of believers in this small yet strategic nation.
27—Please pray for SGA’s ministry division as they lead all of SGA’s overseas efforts—training, missionary pastor sponsorship, children’s and youth ministry, humanitarian aid and other ministries of compassion.
28—Please pray for SGA’s Harriet Ishii, who is the executive assistant to Dr. Bob Provost. May God grant her ongoing health and strength in her many responsibilities.
29—We thank God for the partnerships with all of SGA’s international offices, located in Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Pray for increased effectiveness as we work to reach Russian-speaking people with the Gospel to the ends of the earth!
30—Continue to lift up in prayer SGA’s senior missionaries—Ruth Deyneka Erdel, Rose Leonovich, Andrew Semenchuk, Florence Daneliuk, and Elizabeth Lewshenia. They are a constant source of encouragement as they continue to serve God in their various ministries.
31—Reflection: We close March in contemplation of God’s compassion on his people ... So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience (Colossians 3:12).