Urgent Need for Aid as Conflict Forces Armenian and Azeri Families to Flee for Their Lives
The worst fighting in the Nagorno-Karabakh Region region since 1994 has already exacted a military and civilian death toll of more than 1,000 lives and the displacement of tens of thousands of civilians.
Armenian and Azeri families living in or near a disputed region between Armenia and Azerbaijan are not only burying their children, they don’t have enough food or warm clothing for those still living. SGA-sponsored pastors in both countries are pleading for aid. Because of heavy fighting in recent weeks, SGA-supported churches in EACH country are now ministering to refugees fleeing the intense fighting. Many families have lost homes to artillery or rocket attacks, causing them to flee to the mountains with little more than the clothes on their backs
With winter fast approaching, children are without caps, scarves, coats, and perhaps most importantly, without shoes to withstand the mountain snow, ice, and freezing temperatures. Every refugee family needs food and life essentials. They need our help in so many ways. We cannot stand by and watch people suffer without offering aid in the name of Christ.
When we provide aid through our supported churches, they also share the Gospel, the Bread of Life. We want everyone who receives physical support to receive spiritual support, too. Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, is the only one who can give them everlasting life, hope, and peace.
SGA, through our sponsored churches, pastors, and missionaries, has been ministering to the spiritual and physical needs of people in Armenia and Azerbaijan for decades. And we will continue to work through our network of churches to support them spiritually and physically in the months and years to come, by God’s grace.
Now, in this hour of urgent and tragic need, we must care for suffering children and families — no matter which country they live in.
SGA is firmly committed to good stewardship of funds entrusted to us by our friends and donors. We promise to use your gifts wisely and effectively in Christ’s name.