At an SGA-supported children’s camp in Ukraine this summer, participants and leaders felt somewhat “normal” again after so much hardship brought on by war.
Angela, the wife of a long-time Ukrainian missionary, shares in her report below of her time at the children’s summer camp. In her words, “By God’s unending grace- fear, death, and destruction were replaced by the sounds of Christian music blaring from loudspeakers, children’s laughter, Bible story reading times, and thanks from parents for allowing their children to participate in a free summer camp…”
We are so grateful to all of our friends like you who have helped provide this summer camp to these children and their families! As she shares in her report, God’s grace and love were strongly felt and appreciated. Please pray for all those who continue to be a light in the darkness.
“Brightly colored paintbrushes, dozens of soccer balls, and freshly squeezed lemonade filled the small field in the Kyiv region. Children of different ages huddled together in groups, minds racing with how to best solve the problem of capturing the flag from the other team while the adult leaders were busy preparing the next part of the summer camp program…
It was hard to imagine that a little over a year ago, the problems that needed solving were entirely different. Tanks rolled through these streets and soldiers filled the village, shooting from around the corners. Yet by God’s unending grace—fear, death, and destruction were replaced by the sounds of Christian music blaring from loudspeakers, children’s laughter, Bible story reading times, and thanks from parents for allowing their children to participate in a free summer camp…
By His grace: Our team was comprised of several families from different parts of Ukraine, internally displaced within the country but forever held in God’s good hands.
By His grace: The location was a Christian volunteer center that opened up after the region was liberated, and continually gathered people from the village, preaching God’s Word and the message of hope.
By His grace: The people are traumatized by what they lived through, yet expressive in their thanks for the love and care they experience there.
We pray that God’s grace works in the hearts of those who heard the Gospel and continues working through faithful workers in summer camps all over the country. May He bring many children and adults to Himself through the message of salvation!
Blessings & Gratitude,
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.