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Nov 16, 2023
Editor’s Note: The report, testimonies and images below were sent by an SGA-supported pastor in Ukraine.

SGA-supported Pastor Fedir’s church is yet another congregation in Ukraine that has received humanitarian aid shipped from Poland. These food packages and other emergency supplies have been made possible by the generosity and prayer support of friends like you.

As you will read in his report below—and specifically in the testimony he shares from a father named Sergei—we see yet again how God’s plans are not thwarted by the war in Ukraine. But God meant it for good in order to bring about this present result (Genesis 50:20).

It remains a difficult season, and yet displaced Ukrainians who have moved to Fedir’s village are now coming to his church. They are listening to the Word, they are hearing the Gospel, and like Sergei they are being changed by God and becoming agents of change in their own families because His plans are good. Here’s more from Fedir’s report . . .

Dear friends, we greet you in precious Jesus’ Name!

You are God’s blessed people because you see and know our most urgent needs and the Lord works through your sacrificial, dedicated hearts to help our people! It is a blessing to work together with such a team of God! The village where I serve is [in a frontline] region. It is a small village, less than 1,000 people populated it before the war. Now, of course, there are less of our native population left, because many people fled during the shelling, but we have people who moved to us from neighboring areas. Their homes were destroyed. Our church serves these people, and they started coming to our morning services. We always find an opportunity to preach the Gospel to these people and they listen with interest.

We are grateful to everyone who is involved in such a significant ministry for the food packages! This is a gift from the Lord, both for our church members and for the unbelievers we witness to and help, thanks to your support. 

The Lord has helped us so far. He continues to do so now through His faithful children! Praise the Lord for the work of SGA and for all the partners!

Lead Pastor

But God Meant It For Good Story 2

My name is Sergei. We have five children in our family. We desperately needed food, because we have a large family and it is not easy to feed the family. 

Before the war started, my wife and I had a small farm, but everything was lost when the invasion came. I also lost my job, from which I had a small income and was able to feed my family. The financial situation became very difficultBut God did not forget about us, He is good and He hears prayers,I believe! From the very beginning of the war, the Lord sent us caring people who supported us financially and morally. The Lord changed my attitude to some material values and once again showed me how great He is, a loving Shepherd, infinitely good. I realized this and now I teach it to my children that in any difficult circumstances, God will not leave His children, will show them the light, give them peace and His comfort in their hearts. So, when I received this help from you, I was filled with great gratitude to the Lord and to the people who donated their money, strength, and time. May the Lord richly bless all those who work in His field! May everything be rewarded for your good a hundredfold! 

But God Meant It For Good Story 1

My name is Vitaly. Before the war started, my family had no special needs. I had a regular job and a good salary. But after the war started, I became unemployed one day, and after a while our family was in need. 

We are grateful that with the help of kind people we have humanitarian aid. God cares about us through the donations of foreigners! God used the time of war as a time of revision. It was during this time that I saw how believers confirmed their faith in God through good deeds when they provided us with such wonderful food aid. During the war, our third child was born in our family, so this help is very timely! Never in my life have I thought that with no financial support, no income, I would not have a need for everyday things or food! This attitude motivates me to help the people around me with what I can and what I have. This is what the Word of God teaches us to do. Thank you for everything! 

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.

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