Establish Your Word to Your servant, as that which produces reverence for You (Psalm 119:38).
In the United States, we have been abundantly blessed with religious freedom since our founding. It is hard for many of us to imagine a place where Bibles or Christian literature are scarce or not available, or worse yet, being forbidden by the government to own, read or distribute God’s Word.
But for seven decades across Russia and the countries that made up the former Soviet Union, that was indeed the case as the atheistic communist government tried to rid the land of Scripture, and above all, faith in God. Even today—two decades after the Soviet collapse—Russian-language Bibles and Christian literature can be very hard to obtain either because of national government restrictions (largely in the Muslim-dominated republics of Central Asia), or the people simply cannot afford to purchase them due to deep poverty.
Through the years, SGA partners have helped provide thousands of Russian-language Bibles, children’s Bibles, Christian books, theological works, and other biblically sound materials for distribution by local evangelical churches. While many established titles have been provided for many years, SGA is also translating and printing newer Christian books and theological titles to help disciple individuals and families, and to ground them firmly in the Word of God.
October 13th, 2014My wife Lana and I are visiting missionary pastor Vladimir Aliokhin. He and the members of the Shchelkovo Baptist church send their greetings to the SGA family, and to our partners who help make their ministry possible.
August 20th, 2014We are thankful to the Lord to announce that more than 300 new Bibles have been printed in the Azeri language for churches in Azerbaijan, a former Soviet republic in the Caucasus Mountains region.
August 14th, 2014In Ukraine’s northwest Volyn region, SGA-sponsored missionary pastor Vladimir Savich has been hard at work sowing the seeds of the Gospel with every opportunity. He is one of the faithful pastors involved in SGA-sponsored Compassion Ministry, distributing food parcels and Christian evangelistic literature to several families—16 adults and 27 children in all.