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May 31, 2024
Editor’s Note: The following testimony and image are provided by an SGA-supported pastor in Ukraine.

This spring, many missiles struck a hydroelectric facility in Ukraine, with intercepted missiles falling on homes. One of the couples who suffered came to SGA-supported Pastor Dima and his church for help. He provided aid made possible through SGA partners’ support of Operation Winter Warmth.

Thanks to the generosity of friends like you, this annual campaign equips churches to distribute food, warm blankets, and medicine—and share the hope of the Gospel with hurting people like Oksana and her family in the countries with churches that we serve.

Please pray for this family and others like them in Ukraine who now have relationships with SGA-supported churches in their communities as a result of the ongoing war. May they continue to draw closer to the Lord as He ministers to their physical and spiritual needs through the outreach of His people. Here is Oksana’s story . . .

My name is Oksana.

My Life Is A Gift From God

I work as an operating room nurse in the surgical department of a local hospital. My husband volunteered to defend our country from the first days of the war. On the nights of March 22-23, at 4:00 a.m., loud explosions began, which were very close to us. We live in a relatively safe area of the city, but the explosions were too close.

Grabbing my daughter and taking the documents, I ran to the basement, and a few minutes later another explosion of incredible power occurred. The door to the basement was blown away by the blast wave. It is impossible to convey emotions. We could not see each other because of the dust. Then everything was like in a dream. I can’t tell you what we were feeling, just wild fear. In the morning, my son got us out of the basement. Together with the rescuers, he cleaned the rubble of the house to free us from the underground trap.

On March 24, my husband came to help us clear the rubble. We are trying to find at least some surviving things among the destroyed house. This is not the vacation he dreamed of. Thank God we are alive.

I have worked all my life under the guidance of a believing woman. I have heard about God many times and I realize that my life is a gift from God. Thank you very much for your help.

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 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, and hygiene supplies.

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