Editor’s Note: The images below were provided by an SGA-supported church in Georgia.
SGA-sponsored Christians in Ukraine are bringing aid to villages that are still critically impacted by the war. With each gift of humanitarian aid, they also share the Gospel. In this report we recently received, the pastor and his team share how they were not allowed into another village. So, they stood at the checkpoint declaring the Gospel and the people in the village came to them! The pastor reported that someone on his team, Dima, decided to preach from a unique location. “He stood on the bumper of the van and declared the Gospel to them, handing out tracts and copies of the New Testament.” What a picture! And what an encouragement to hear how these resilient, brave, faithful Christians are determined to “Go!” as Jesus commanded the disciples in the New Testament. “If this process works,” the pastor continued in his letter, “then we are on track to accomplish such a distribution every two weeks.” Reports like these are possible because of your generous support! Please pray for their safety as they travel at great personal risk to preach the Gospel to people who are left behind in some of the darkest corners of the world . . .
Greetings to you all,
On June 9, we made a ministry trip as part of our efforts to support people in war-torn areas. Our service was held on the outskirts of the city, just near the last checkpoint. Ongoing hostilities and shelling are taking place in the city and the surrounding villages now. The city is constantly under fire from mines and artillery shells. There is a church in the city we are working with.
There were six of us, five cars, and a military escort as we drove to conduct the service. We brought 230 food packages, 230 first aid kits, and 200 hygiene kits.
In the morning, people were already waiting for us on the outskirts of the city. Now there are only about 3,000 left of the 15,000 people who lived there before the war. There is an active evacuation going on, and we took a passenger minivan specially to evacuate people from there. Because of the shelling, there are wounded and dead in the city, including the elderly and children.
People gathered near the bus terminus. We had the opportunity to give a message and pray for them, as well as to give them brochures with the Lord’s Prayer.
At present, there is no water, no electricity, and no gas in those areas. People have remained cut off from civilization, and they cook on open fires or fuel, which must be brought to them.
We were also able to visit Irina. She is 72 years old and has a disability. The photo shows her sitting at home in a wheelchair with a walking frame. She is deeply grateful for the aid she received because she has no means to live and cannot walk.
Thank you for your participation in the ministry!
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.