This past spring, I traveled with SGA president emeritus Bob Provost to attend the Class of 2017 Graduation Ceremony at Irpen Biblical Seminary in Ukraine. What a wonderful experience it was for me to see how the Lord has blessed the school through their diligent labors and your faithful support!
The last time I visited years ago, the renovation and construction on their new building was just beginning with only the frame standing of what was once a very large kindergarten complex. To see the beautiful new building completed and the quality of the students and staff was an encouragement almost beyond words. The students’ commitment to the Gospel is total, and nearly all of Irpen’s graduates have continued on in ministry. Most of the students were in ministry already even while studying for their degrees, and their time at Irpen studying God’s Word equipped them for a lifetime of faithful labor. Some graduates have elected to go on the mission field outside Ukraine, dedicated to Christ’s command to make disciples of all the nations (Matthew 28:19). We will be sharing some of their stories in future issues of InSight.
I can never thank you enough for all your prayers and faithful support of SGA’s ministries, and especially our top priority of sound Bible training. The Gospel is advancing across the CIS, and the Lord is gathering a great harvest!