Editor’s Note: The images below were provided by an SGA-supported church in Ukraine.
When a small summer camp was held at a church in Ukraine, ongoing explosions could audibly be heard nearby. At times, the children were afraid and hid in the basement. Yet the camp members and volunteers were not deterred from gathering every day…and neither were the children! SGA-supported Alexander shares in his recent report how his congregation is working to care for everyone, including the children…
“Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” (Matthew 19:13)
Dear brothers and sisters,
The warmest greetings to you with love of the Lord Jesus Christ!
First of all, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to you for the financial assistance that you have provided. The funds were used both for the children’s camp and for charity. The camp had been held in very difficult and unsafe conditions for several days. It was great to meet with children! It’s hard to call the meetings a real camp, but, considering our current conditions, it was wonderful. We held those meetings in the Prayer House. There were many more applicants, but we limited to 40 children for everyone’s safety. The children were scared by the explosions, but still they kept coming to us with great desire. Several times the children hid in the basement from the roar of shells. We are grateful to God that everything went well.
We also bought food, packaged it in bags, and distributed it to people in need. We went to a bomb shelter where the food boxes were handed out to people who were hiding there.
At the church, we distributed food aid to all those present after the Sunday service. Local residents accepted this aid with special gratitude, since many shops are closed, and not everyone could afford themselves to go shopping.
We also held a meeting with International Displaced Persons. There are about 200 migrants here now. First of all, we offered them spiritual bread, and then we distributed the daily bread.
Thanks for your support and care! May God bless you and your families! If you have the opportunity to help the long-suffering people of Ukraine, we will be very grateful.
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.