Editor’s Note: The images and report below were provided by an SGA-supported church in Ukraine.
Although the media is mostly silent these days, those still located in eastern Ukraine continue to suffer. But God’s people are persevering in delivering the Good News and emergency humanitarian aid. Here is a recent report from an SGA-supported pastor serving with his congregation. Please keep them and all Ukrainians in your prayers . . .
“My team and I went to a village which is located in the war zone. This village is the first after a zone of heavily shelled villages on the way to [a Ukrainian city] There were heavy artillery incursions the day before as well. The complexity and difficulty of these places is that the military restricts the movement of civilians because of the shelling, and I have to fill out a lot of documents to deliver help there. But we know how.
We brought 250 food kits, 200 first aid kits, 500 loaves of bread, and 200 hygiene kits. As we always do in the beginning, there was a sermon and a prayer for an end to the war and that our salvation is only in Jesus Christ. Now people are responding very strongly to the sermon and spiritual things, as they understand that the danger is very close, there are always wounded and killed from their village or from the villages nearby.
Many people came because there are over 1,500 households in the village, so we -together with the chairman and church leaders- have chosen those who are most in need. People are very grateful for our ministry and the real help they are in need of, the greatest need they talk about is what if the war is not over when cold weather comes, and there is no money and nothing to heat homes.”
In a time of great uncertainty, God is bringing help, healing, and hope to the people of Ukraine through SGA-supported pastors, churches, a seminary, and SGA-sponsored 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 Scripture materials, food, medicine, warm clothing, and shoes.
The fighting doesn’t stop to allow SGA-supported churches to deliver the Gospel and humanitarian aid to people in great need. Much of the aid is provided while explosions can
God has made a way for SGA-supported Pastor Oleg and his church to help more Ukrainians in need. Through the generosity of friends like you, He provided a van
Your donation will help change lives in former Soviet Union countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia.