SGA Prayer and Praise Items
21—Pray for the pastors in Tajikistan, especially those attending the SGA-sponsored Tajik Bible Institute. May the truths they learn be a blessing and encouragement to their home churches!
22—Pray for peace and safety at Israel College of the Bible, as thousands of terrorist-fired rockets have plagued the country since earlier this year. May the Lord continue to lead and direct as SGA seeks to serve in this vitally important area!
23—Pray for Almaty Bible Institute and the new leadership Christian program for Kazakhs in the Kazakh language. Once students complete this program, they will be planting churches among Kazakh-speaking populations in big cities.
24—Lift up SGA’s Immanuel’s Child program as many churches prepare special services for Christmas. While most will take place January 7 (Russian Christmas), more churches are also observing Western Christmas on December 25.
25—Christmas Day: As we celebrate Christmas today, let us remember our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the light of the world ... I have come as Light into the world, so that everyone who believes in Me will not remain in darkness (John 12:46).
26—Pray for the outreach of churches in the Caucasus nation of Azerbaijan, as Islam is dominant. Pray that the churches would be more free to minister outside of their church buildings.
27—Pray for safety of Christian believers in Turkmenistan, as Muslim and governmental opposition against them is growing. Pray for their courage as they continue to profess their faith despite facing severe consequences.
28—Pray for evangelical churches and ministry in Uzbekistan, which is also primarily Muslim. SGA currently has 10 missionary pastors serving discreetly there.
29—We thank God for Hannah Korsky, graphic designer at SGA. Hannah has worked at SGA for over 11 years, and creates the art printed in all SGA’s publications.
30—We thank God for SGA’s senior missionaries—Ruth Deyneka Erdel, Rose Leonovich, Andrew Semenchuk, and Florence Daneliuk. May God continue to bless them with the opportunities to sow Gospel seeds with every opportunity God opens.
31—Reflection: As we finish up this year, may our light reflect Christ in us ... Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven (Matthew 5:16).