I’m always amazed and humbled to see God weave together all our SGA programs! There are the year-round Orphans Reborn ministry. And Immanuel’s Child at Christmas. Added to those, summer camp ministry is a vital way for SGA’s faithful partners to help to make an eternal difference for thousands of children across Russia and her neighboring countries. These three outreaches alone reinforce each other, and lives are radically transformed!
But here’s something else that is such an obvious work of the Lord: TIMING. The atheistic communist government and other organizations sponsored Pioneer Camps for children, but when the Soviet Union ended in 1991, most of the camps ceased. And God had biblical Christianity ready to step in!
Evangelical churches—the churches SGA serves—stepped in to host camps for young children and teenagers with an emphasis on the Gospel rather than communist ideology. Since then, the work has been incredible. What a joy—what a privilege—to help raise support for these church-run camp activities. Only eternity will reveal how many boys and girls received Christ as their Savior as a result of their time in camp—not only hearing the Gospel but also seeing the love of Jesus lived out before them.
Summer camp season runs from June 1 to the end of August. Please pray for an abundance of resources to reach our goal of sending 30,000 children to camp. Thank you for all that you do to help make this ministry possible!
Pastor Oleg's church reached more than 250 people through SGA-supported Compassion Ministry, and some have started attending church services!
God opened a door for Mikhail and his team to hold a children’s summer program in a remote village that was only accessible by aircraft.
Your donation will help change lives in former Soviet Union countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia.