. . . because that which is known about God is evident within them, because God made it evident to them (Romans 1:19). When we read the Apostle Paul’s words in Romans 1:19-20, we recognize that God is evident in all of creation and in our circumstances. This is why Katya—a woman who had never given thought to God— knew that it was Him to whom she should cry out when she was in mortal danger.
Together with SGA-supported church workers Yura and Luda, let us pray that Katya not only sees that God is around her and at work in her life, but that she will turn to His Son Jesus in true faith.
“This is Katya from Ashkelon, she has an 8-year-old daughter and a retired mom. They have been in Ashkelon since the beginning of the war. Their home was in a part of the city very near to the border with Gaza. Terrorists surrounded their house and came in and knocked on every door. The neighbors were all propping up the front doors with furniture and heavy objects. It was very scary, because there were rocket attacks and no bomb shelter, and it was scary to go out into the hallway because there might be terrorists.
Katya tells how she used to close herself in her room and pray to God to save and protect her family, and she says that she is sure that they are safe thanks only to God. When they were running out of food on the 5th day when there was heavy shelling, we brought her food and she realizes that God took care of them because the food was brought by believers. She has never heard of God, but she is very happy to have experienced Him in practice. She is very open to communication and grateful for the help. We have prayed with Katya for her family and they want to keep in touch.
We pray that God will touch her heart and she will know God’s love through faith in Jesus Christ.”
Yura and Luda are leading worship on the Sabbath in their home, for those willing to gather. The fear of rocket attacks remains great. Please continue to pray for the safety and comfort of the brave people in Israel. May they know and feel God’s love surrounding them in these difficult times.