Editor’s Note: The images below were provided by an SGA-supported pastor in Ukraine.
In Pastor Andrei’s report below, he shares how the people he and his church have helped during the war in Ukraine have been “surprised and grateful for such a significant aid in this time of crisis.”
But God is not surprised. He has known these terrible days of violence and bloodshed were coming for the Ukrainian people, and that abundant opportunities to serve others would arise for His people. “Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; and in Your book were all written the days that were ordained for me, when as yet there was not one of them” (Psalm 139:16).
Praise God with us for preparing this SGA-supported pastor and his church members to share the love of Jesus — in word and deed. May they be strengthened and protected as they care for their country and share the Gospel so that as many as possible might be saved.
Read more from Pastor Andrei . . .
Dear brothers and sisters,
Grace and peace to you, from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! We are sincerely thankful to you for thinking of Ukraine and our nation in your prayers! You are not indifferent and have made a lot of efforts so that our [church] could use financial resources to serve people in war conditions . . .
Our church has created conditions for providing lodging and food for refugees from [many] cities of Ukraine. In our church, we began to feed and provide accommodation for both believers and non-believers. And we have always used opportunities to reach the unbelievers and strengthen the faith of our brothers and sisters.
If there is a need, we provide accommodation for a longer period of time. For example, a family from [a Ukrainian city] asked for a permission to stay for a week, as the travel had been very difficult for them, and we provided this family with accommodation for a week.
Thanks to the financial opportunities from the SGA, we have already visited 20 needy unbelieving families with food and hygiene kits and shared the Gospel with them. All those people were very surprised and grateful for such a significant aid in this time of crisis.
People are open to hearing the Gospel. We try to ensure that the Christian saying “The heart goes to God, and the helping hand should be given to people” constantly accompanies the ministry of mercy to people who live in conditions of war, below the poverty line, loss of work, loss of housing and lack of hope . . . Praise God we were able to extend a hand of mercy to the people in particular need!
Dear partners, with your help we can both spiritually enrich, and socially support people at this difficult time. Praise the Lord for everything He has been doing for us! We are grateful to you for the prayers and for the care of our country and the people.
May God richly bless you in His mighty ways!
In His service,
Andrei and the team
In a time of great fear and 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.
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