Editor’s Note: The images below were provided by SGA-supported churches in a neighboring country of Ukraine.
A group of SGA-supported churches in a neighboring country could have easily looked the other way when war began in Ukraine. But praise God, they have taken Jesus’s words to heart in the parable of the Good Samaritan and see everyone as their neighbor.
Because of their location, these faithful servants are risking their lives to send aid and help Ukrainians in need. But we know churches along the border of Belarus and Ukraine are sending aid south into Ukraine. We are encouraged by their service to the Lord as they serve others, and we trust you will join with us in prayerful support for these persevering saints.
Read from SGA-supported Pastor Leonid’s most recent report . . .
Dear brothers and sisters, greetings to you!
In these difficult times for many, the Lord teaches us compassion and genuine concern for our neighbors as they pass through the valley of the shadow of death, melted down in the crucible of trials.
Most recently, God opened a new door of ministry for brothers and sisters in [a neighboring country of Ukraine].
Living near the border, we pray a lot for our [neighbors]. As Christians we are alien to political preferences. After all, Jesus called us to love all people.
When we learned of the plight of our friends in the border area “on the other side,” our brothers and sisters began to look for ways to support them with food and basic necessities of life.
How can you survive when the stores and pharmacies don’t work, there are power outages etc.? Or when a mother of many children has nothing to feed her children. How to live?
When we give help to these dear brothers and sisters, we see in their eyes not despair and longing. No, by the power of God, they overcome their fears and anxieties. Their eyes shine with immense gratitude and trust! . . .
People listen eagerly. And while the soil of hearts is softened by suffering, friends rush to sow the seeds of God’s Word into it.
We have pondered this much and have marveled at the beauty of Christ’s church, abounding in cordiality, in poverty and joy in tribulation. . . .
May His name be blessed in and through all who show faithfulness in the most difficult times of life!
Dear brothers and sisters, may the Lord bless you for your love and help in which people see the love of the Lord Jesus Christ!
Your brother in Christ,
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.
Praise God that evangelism and Christian education can continue in Ukraine and Poland despite the war. Thanks to friends like you, Irpen Seminary and Polish Baptist Seminary are working
Here is a video from SGA-supported Pastor Eugene showing the many faces of Ukrainians who have received helped and hope from his church. The urgent relief and hope of
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