Editor’s Note: The image below was provided by an SGA-supported pastor in Ukraine.
What we have witnessed as believers since the war began in Ukraine is what happens when God gives His people the grace and strength to meet unimaginable challenges — when He equips the saints to press on despite bombings, missile attacks, decimated cities, killing of innocent civilians, food shortages, dangerous evacuation routes, and much more.
God is at work in these terrible days, providing what His people lack and meeting all their needs (Philippians 4:19). His resources are never-ending, and we praise Him that He is equipping SGA-supported pastors in Ukraine — like Pastor Dima — to keep serving Him.
Please pray for Pastor Dima and believers ministering alongside him as you read his recent report. The outreach opportunities are overwhelming, but we trust God to keep providing . . .
“All our local churches are now open for receiving IDPs [internally displaced persons], that is, all prayer houses strive to equip premises for sleeping, taking shower, serving food. Mainly the funds are spent now on food for people, i.e., food packages that we provide and those who continue their way to safe places may use them on the road.
Tonight 165 people arrived at [an SGA-supported church]. They drove for more than 14 hours. The cars were fired upon on the way. They went through more than 10 checkpoints of the [opposing] troops, where they were thoroughly searched. They went through much grief, hiding in the basements for several weeks. Now, at least they could have fresh food and have a warm shower, so tomorrow they will move on to other places.
Another convoy of more than 1,000 people is to come, and besides the people from the churches, we can accept all other IDPs. As far as foodstuffs are concerned, [our city] warehouses are being depleted, and many companies stop selling groceries for bank transfers but rather through cash.
Today we still have to negotiate on supplies from [another city] to [our city], because the shops in [our city] and the business in general are slowly winding down. Everyone feels and expects that [our city] may be occupied at any moment. Today we received alarming news in the morning, of hitting one of the railway stations in [our city] and a botanic garden; therefore, this is quite disturbing news.”
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.
Your gift of compassion helps struggling people with emergency aid that generally includes food, medicine, warm clothing, shoes, and Scripture materials.