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.