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Jun 08, 2023
Editor’s Note: The story and image below were provided by an SGA-supported pastor in Belarus.
Overflowing With Thankfulness

People are watching.  Believers, people of faith, need to stand out and be different than the world around them. In the story below shared by SGA-supported Pastor Alexander, Nadezhda not only received a bag of groceries, but also received spiritual food by hearing the words of the Gospel. And for her, just like the social service workers who attended a special service, they weren’t just words, because the words were spoken through warmth, kindness, and care. Their thankfulness was overflowing. 

Let us continue to thank God for the many ways that He is using SGA-sponsored Compassion Ministry in Belarus and other former Soviet countries to show the world who He is through the many faithful men and women who are delivering the grocery bags and the message of Truth. 

Read more from Alexander . . . 

By the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, I began to visit the family of Nadezhda. Nadezhda raised five children, but in her old age she was left alone. She lives in her own old house, which needs wood for heating and endless help with household chores. But she is not discouraged and is very grateful for the participation in her hard life. “Groceries are what I need today!” she said when she saw the bag of assorted groceries. A lot of money is spent on medicine. Nadezhda has already begun to attend the church. Praise God!  

One Sunday we organized a special service for the disabled people we worked with and visited in terms of the project. With the help of the teens and children, we sang songs praising the Lord. With tears, the listeners received the Gospel. After the service, a woman came up with tears of gratitude. “We heard words about God that we had never heard before! No one needs us, but here we felt warmth and kindness and care for us. I can’t put into words the gratitude that is overflowing inside right now!” said the woman. The social service workers also attended the service. “You, the people of faith, are unique people. I can’t believe that there are such kind and compassionate people left in our time. Thank you for what you do!”

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