SGA Prayer and Praise Items
21—Pray today for Pastor Franz Tissen, president of the UECB in Kazakhstan. In addition to his busy leadership role, Pastor and Mrs. Tissen also operate a wonderful orphanage impacting many young lives.
22—Join us in praising the Lord for the Israel College of the Bible, and the opportunities He has granted SGA to serve Russian-speaking congregations in Israel. Ask for God’s continued blessing and direction.
23—The Caucasus Mountain zone is a very ethnically diverse region, with some 50 people groups represented. Pray for SGA-sponsored missionary pastors serving there—some amid significant opposition from Islam, which is dominant in several republics.
24—Tajikistan is among the most poverty-stricken of all the former Soviet republics in Central Asia, with the spiritual needs even greater than the physical. Pray for more opportunities to help faithful Tajik missionary pastors reach out with the Gospel and through Compassion Ministry.
25—Pray for the faculty and staff of the SGA-sponsored Almaty Bible Institute in Kazakhstan. We are thankful for director Alexander Karyakov and his diligent, careful leadership.
26—The SGA family is thankful for generous charitable foundations in North America that help underwrite a portion of our ministries across the CIS. Ask for God’s abundant blessing and return for their investment in His kingdom work.
27—As ministry and political conditions continue to rapidly evolve in Russia and her neighboring countries, pray for God’s wisdom and direction. Our desire is to render the most fruitful and effective service for the sake of the Gospel.
28—Children’s summer camp ministries across the CIS are little more than a month away. Pray in advance for the Lord’s provision, as well as the preparation of thousands of boys and girls to hear the Gospel.
29—Lift SGA’s senior missionaries—Ruth Deyneka Erdel, Florence Daneliuk, and Andrew Semenchuk—before the Lord in prayer. We are thankful for the opportunities they continue to have to reach the lost with the Gospel and the love of Christ.
30—Reflection: We close April with King David’s praise of our God and Father ... I will extol You, my God, O King, and I will bless Your name forever and ever. Every day I will bless You (Psalm 145:1-2).