We are grateful to God for making a way to reach Ukrainian churches in our network with emergency aid. How has He done this? Through SGA-sponsored churches in Poland! Here are reports from congregations in three regions in Ukraine who continue to serve others in the ongoing war. May these words of praise and thankfulness encourage your heart . . .
“Greetings ! Thank you for visiting us. I am sincerely grateful to you for the humanitarian aid from Poland. We received such help for the first time. We will try to provide you with the necessary information regarding distribution.
“Food kits are being prepared in a special room. In the pictures you can see the volunteers who form these sets, –the–, packaging of food kits. Food kits are prepared and waiting to be sent to the respective places and villages. In most cases, the transfer of humanitarian aid to displaced persons and families with military personnel is planned, and in part we make greetings at block posts and in places where there are dugouts in our districts. We also personally handed out additional kits with cleaning and sanitary hygiene products to many.
“These are also prepared food kits for distribution . . . To people who were bombarded and shelled, with extensive damage and destroyed buildings. Also, food kits were received by socially vulnerable categories of the population: those with many children, widows, people with disabilities, the unemployed, the elderly, and people who lost their breadwinners.”
“Every week we distribute food packages . . . We cover about 1,000 people a week. Different people come: the poor, those who lost their jobs during wartime, migrants from hot spots, pensioners and large families, all those who are in special need. We tell them the Gospel, pray with them, answer their questions. Many who came only for food now go to the service, some of them have already repented, and it all started with food packages.
“We thank God for the work that He, with the help of you and us, is doing in the people of our city. Thank you for participating in the life of our city and region, for helping with food packages so that the people of our city have food and everything they need. May God reward you! We give all Glory to God!”
“Despite all that our people have to go through, the Lord has given the opportunity to serve those who are in need. Today, the word “church” or “Baptist” does not cause fear in people, as it used to. Although many people go to church for help, many of them stay and say that they are no longer coming for food, but to listen to the Word of God. By the grace of the Lord, today [our] region has been de-occupied and we can go to places and serve those who have undergone de-occupation. It is difficult to convey in words what one has to see in those places where the [opposition] has visited.
“Helping people, one often hears: ‘We are only helped by you believers’ . . . We were invited to the house to treat us with tea, the hostess embarrassedly said that there was nothing else besides the bread cakes that she had baked. When we started unloading aid, they thanked the Lord with tears in their eyes and rejoiced like children at the abundance with which the Lord had blessed them.
“Thank God for those who send us help! With this help, we bring people a word of hope! From today, in a special way, you understand the unity of God’s Church, for which there are no boundaries!”
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.