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Jul 06, 2017
Insight From Michael

Amen, blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving
and honor and power and might, be to our God
forever and ever. Amen 
(Revelation 7:12).

Michael Johnson
SGA President

I am thankful and excited for the opportunity to share with you—our faithful partners—in a monthly column like this. The subject will differ from month to month, but the goal will be the same. I’ll share a few personal reflections that I hope will encourage your hearts. And I want to give God the glory for all that He is accomplishing to bring the lost to Himself across Russia and her neighboring countries. 

After 14 years away from SGA, I have been amazed and encouraged to see what God has done through the faithful churches we serve. Over his nearly 23-year tenure as SGA president, Dr. Bob Provost worked tirelessly to help our brothers and sisters seize every opportunity for advancing the Gospel. It’s a legacy I’m looking forward to continuing, and we have a lot of work yet to do in reaching the yet unreached regions of Russia. 

This issue of InSight leads off with an article on children’s ministries, and most notably, Orphans Reborn. That’s a special joy to me as I had the privilege of helping to launch that fruitful ministry in my previous role as vice president of advancement. Reaching children for Christ is so vitally important for the future of the churches in the CIS, and what a blessing to see how God has drawn many of these most needy of children to Himself. Many are now living fruitful adult lives as the Lord’s disciples, and they are eager to reach other children as they were reached. You have been part of this wonderful success, and I can’t thank you enough. 

I look forward to these monthly visits with you, and pray you will be blessed, encouraged, and even spurred on to greater things for God’s glory.

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