SGA Prayer and Praise Items
22—Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko recently announced that the country would celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017. We praise and thank the Lord for this historic development, and pray that it will further the Gospel’s advance!
23—Pray for Ruslan Muratayev and the staff of SGA’s Kiev RMC. With an already hectic schedule, the ongoing separatist conflict in the east has increased their workload helping to coordinate humanitarian aid and Crisis Evangelism Fund efforts.
24—With the fall term well underway, please keep praying for students at Irpen Biblical Seminary and Odessa Theological Seminary—both sponsored by SGA. May God lead the graduates on into greatly fruitful lives of Christian service.
25—SGA-sponsored missionary pastor Pavel Dudka reports fruitful labor in a village where there were no known evangelical believers. Pray that God will intervene against opposition that has arisen to his ministry, and bring many to saving faith in Christ.
26—SGA remains in ongoing need of Crisis Evangelism funds to help war refugees in eastern Ukraine with food and other aid—and most of all, opportunities to hear the life-changing Gospel. Please lift this before the Lord.
27—We are thankful to God for the wonderful Orphans Reborn outreach, and the impact it is having on the lives of thousands of young boys and girls in the CIS. Pray that more orphanage doors will open to the ministry so that many more can hear of the Savior’s love for them.
28—Please remember SGA’s international offices in prayer today—the United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia. May the Lord increase their resources to serve Bible-preaching churches across the CIS and Eastern Europe.
29—Pray for the family of former SGA board member David Gotaas, who went to be with the Lord earlier this year. David served on SGA’s board for four years (1986-1990). We are thankful to Christ for his years of service to our mission.
30—Intercede for the SGA-sponsored Immanuel’s Child Christmas ministry. Pray for more participating churches to help reach as many needy children with the Gospel and special gifts as we can this Christmas season.
31—Reflection: We close October with the Great Commission of our Lord and Savior ... Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations ... and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age (Matthew 28:19, 20).