Here is another wonderful report from a church that is taking the Gospel and the love of God to many. The region where this congregation is located has been under tremendous assault. This humanitarian aid that generous friends like you have helped to provide through SGA is vital for the people and the ministry there.
You will see this confirmed in the inspiring story below of Mykola and Violetta as shared from the church’s recent report. . .
Yesterday, on August 20, the [Baptist church] held a baptism. Thirty-two people joined the church family. Most of the baptized came to the Lord during the full-scale war. This is the second baptism this year. God leads each person in a miraculous way. The pastor of the local church, Valentyn, told the story of one saved family.
“Mykola and Violetta are a young couple. Their life was far from godly: they both had alcohol addiction, bad relationships with each other and neighbors, and lost their parental rights. They came to church to receive humanitarian aid. And they stayed.
“Over time, both Mykola and Violetta repented of their sins, got rid of their addictions, and asked the Lord to change their lives. The first thing they did after repentance was to officially register their marriage. Violetta regained her parental rights and took her child home. Mykola was also changing as we watched. He no longer used profanity or annoyed people around him. On the contrary, the man began to help his nearest neighbor. Then this neighbor, Tatiana, learned that these changes had occurred under the influence of the evangelical community. She wondered: ‘What kind of church is it that changes people like this?’ Tatiana came to see, started attending a home group, and also repented of her sins.
“Yesterday both Mykola and Tetiana were baptized. Violetta also made her covenant with God last March. This amazing story became a reality because the Lord touched the hearts of these people, gave the church the opportunity to spread the Word through humanitarian aid and caused dramatic changes in the lives of the new believers.”
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-supported 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.