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Editor’s Note: The following story and images were provided by an SGA team member in Central Asia.

Pastor Eric shares the story of Oleg, who ministers to the homeless in Ukraine. He shares his experiences and how he follows God’s direction to bring more people closer to Him.

Near a smelly fish market, Oleg tried reaching the homeless. The first time he was chased off. Then at another location, locals chased him off for drawing the homeless to their street and businesses. After two years, he was exhausted with no one coming to faith. So, he started weekly street preaching and music. But local town leadership shut it down as they said it was too noisy and distracted people from shopping in their stores. He struggled with what to do next. Then an older pastor just told Oleg to gather a few together and teach them in a small location near a very smelly fish market. A year later, 40 people gather on Sundays and he has nine different Bible studies. Just be faithful.

Here are his words, with his noisy, happy church in the background. He discovered, the church growing was ‘God’s deal, not his.”

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-supported 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, and hygiene supplies.

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