SGA Prayer and Praise Items
22—The Caucasus region extends into southern Russia, including Chechnya and Dagestan. Pray for the safety of missionary pastors in these Muslim regions.
23—Pray for the preparation of 80th and 85th anniversary celebrations of two special churches in Tajikistan this month. What a tremendous testimony in a land where opposition to evangelical churches is strong! Praise God for his everlasting faithfulness!
24—Pray for brothers and sisters in Central Asia who face persecution from their family and friends due to their faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. Pray that their testimony will call others to repent and receive Christ as their Lord and Savior.
25—Tajikistan continues to be counted among the poorest countries in the CIS. Pray for SGA’s compassion ministry as we partner with CHF to distribute food parcels to poverty-stricken families, and to also bring them the Good News.
26—Pray for churches in the Caucasus nation of Armenia, as many refugees from the Syrian conflict are showing up there. Missionary pastors are beginning small group Bible studies that will reach these communities with God’s Word ... The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, to turn aside from the snares of death (Proverbs 13:14).
27—Remember to lift SGA’s senior missionaries in prayer. We praise God for Ruth Deyneka Erdel, Rose Leonovich, Andrew Semenchuk, and Florence Daneliuk as they continue to serve and encourage those around them with the Word of God.
28—Pray for Steve Palm, SGA’s IT manager. We thank God for Steve’s skills, creativity, and vigilance in keeping SGA’s systems secure. May God grant him continual wisdom and discernment.
29—Pray for the many follow-up ministries that continue to take place in the months after SGA-sponsored summer camp ministries across the CIS. May many more children come to saving faith in Christ!
30—Reflection: As we conclude the month, we reflect on how we serve Christ when we serve others... For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me (Matthew 25:35-36).