When an SGA-supported pastor delivered much-needed emergency aid to a bomb shelter in Ukraine, he met a 71-year-old man named Grigori. Take a moment to watch their brief conversation in the video below. You will see into the trials of the Ukrainian people today and glimpse the pain of young sons fighting in the war . . . and old men suffering from it.
Each interaction during the ongoing war is an opportunity to share the Good News of Jesus Christ and to minister to people in need . . . making the most of your time, because the days are evil (Ephesians 5:16). Please pause and pray for Grigori to read the Gospel, hear it, and turn to Christ in faith. And ask God to protect his son.
Will you introduce yourself?
My name is Grigori.
How old are you?
I am 71.
There are copies of the New Testament down there behind you. Have you read the Gospel?
No, I haven’t.
Well, you should. Have you prayed during the fighting?
Yes, I have . . . in my heart.
In your heart, I see. May the Lord keep you here in Gulyapole.
Pray to God, as He is the Lord of all things and keeps people’s life and we shall pray for our defendants, and for your son who fights in the lines since the first day of the war.
Yes, he was wounded but returned to the ranks.
Yes, he serves now in Mykolaiv.
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.