Editor’s Note: The images below were provided by an SGA-supported seminary in Ukraine.
We recently spoke with Benjamin at an SGA-supported seminary in Ukraine and asked him about the school. We just wanted to know if the building was standing. He smiled and shared:
“Most of the homes and buildings in [our city] lie in ruins. Everything has been flattened, but the school remains. In fact, over 100 people are finding refuge in the building and resting there. Almost 1,000 people a day come to the building for food or other needs. The Ukrainian city officials [in our city] have placed an official there to keep everything organized. Meals are being prepared, people are being cared for, and many have found refuge.”
Just a week ago the Ukrainian army asked those staying at the seminary to leave. It was assumed with the Russian army advancing, that all was lost. Yet what others meant for destruction, God meant for good. Now Benjamin — working with local leaders — is caring for many and they know that it is the church, the local body of believers, who are caring for them. To God be the glory in all things!
In a time of great fear and uncertainty, God is bringing help, healing, and hope to the people of Ukraine through SGA-supported seminaries, pastors, churches, and Compassion Ministry. Be a part of God’s incredible work with your generosity and prayer support.
Your gift of compassion helps struggling people with emergency aid that generally includes food for 10 days, medicine, warm clothing, shoes, and Scripture materials.