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Editor’s Note: The images and report below were provided by an SGA-supported pastor in Ukraine.

Here is a ministry report from a frontline region in Ukraine where a church we serve has just received humanitarian aid shipped from Poland. This body of believers is standing strong in the midst of terrible times while the war rages so closely around them.

Please read of their gratefulness to you and other believers for our faithful efforts on their behalf and for God’s glory. The joy of the Lord is their strength (Nehemiah 8:10).

Greetings dear friends!

Christ is Risen! He is Risen indeed!

In our difficult times, when more and more people need care and financial support, it is so wonderful that there are people who are able to perceive other people’s needs as their own.

The [church] expresses its sincere gratitude to SGA and sponsors who donate large amounts of money to help people in our region. 

At the moment, our church is not large, with only 20 members of different ages, social and financial status. Our church was established in 1999. In peacetime, we had a Sunday school and held summer camps for children not only [our village], but also in the neighboring villages. But now, during the period of war, we are trying not to bring children together, because [our village] is located in the frontline zone and therefore sometimes is under attack.

Since the first months of the war, our church has been involved in distributing humanitarian aid to poor, needy families. Brother Sergei is responsible for this ministry. Together with his wife and other brothers, they try to deliver humanitarian aid not only to our village, but also to the neighboring villages. We are very grateful that God has allowed us to bring the Gospel to people along with humanitarian aid. After all, in this disturbing, difficult time of war, people are frightened and helpless, they are eager to listen to the Word of God. 

Since the first days of the war, our church has been holding services every day, so people who come for help can first come to the service and listen to the Gospel, and then receive food packages. As a result of this practice, two people in our church have accepted Jesus, and about 10 to 11 people have started attending services regularly. Glory to God! We believe that our joint work will not be in vain before the Lord. 

We sincerely thank you for your support! May our Lord bless you abundantly!

With sincere gratitude and respect, 

Pastor Malachevsky

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.

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