Nadia, in the story below reminds us of Lydia in the Bible. A faithful Christian woman surrounded by meadows and forests, eager to open her home for the Word of God to be preached, while also crying out to God for an awakening of her village. When humanitarian aid was no longer being delivered, Nadia let everyone know that she would still be waiting in her home every Sunday for anyone who wanted to come for Bible study. Little by little, people are coming and opening their hearts to the love of God. Let’s pray alongside of Nadia for that awakening that she longs for in her village. An SGA-supported pastor in Ukraine shared Nadia’s story.
“Dear friends in the Lord,
We sincerely thank you, dear brothers, and sisters, for the help we received through SGA. These products we receive are so necessary for people living in our border region. About 347 miles in our region is bordered by the Russian Federation. All along this border, there is constant shelling of nearby villages and towns. Our church, together with other brothers and sisters, tries to help people in these locations. We also systematically hold meetings for the disabled and socially vulnerable in the city of Sumy. We also make regular home visits with food packages to those who cannot leave their apartments due to health reasons. We have already held four Bible study groups with new people who were interested. Three people were baptized and seven more are preparing for baptism. With your food donations, we can serve those in need in this time of war, as well as build relationships and preach the Good News.
Thank you very much! Pray for us. Especially for our spiritual, emotional, and physical strength because it is very hard for us. God sees everything!
Testimony of Nadia (and another Christian woman)…
There is a war going on. The picturesque village of Tovsta is surrounded by meadows and forests. Believers from our church have already come to this village three times. People came for humanitarian aid and listened to sermons, but they were not interested in anything. They visited as if they were at a concert and went home.
But in this village lives an old, faithful Christian sister, Nadia, who every day with another Christian lady from another village, Lydia, cries out to God for the awakening of her village.And the Lord made it so that Nadia opened her home for believers from another village to come and preach the Word of God in her house. Christians brought humanitarian aid for the people who would come to the meeting. People came, and the brothers and sisters had close fellowship with all of them.At the meeting, Nadia said that there will be no humanitarian aid anymore, but she will be waiting for everyone every Sunday at 10:00 a.m. for Bible study. And on the first Sunday two people came, and on the second Sunday there were already six people.And these six people started coming every Sunday, and God began to work with their hearts. They were happy to tell how God was changing their hearts, making them peaceful, giving them patience, etc. They rejoice, and so do these two sisters, that God has heard their prayers, and there is already a group of believers in this village and one woman has repented.They have great love for each other, and Nadia is like a mother to them. Glory to God!”
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.