After a year of war in Ukraine, it is quite amazing to see how the churches continues to serve for the glory of God. We recently received this report from SGA-supported Pastor Andrei, who wanted to share how God is at work in the lives of people he has ministered to through visitation.
The ongoing conflict has brought tremendous stress to faithful servants like Andrei — and can even lead to burn-out. But we praise God for His provision of strength, perseverance, and grace. Please rejoice with Andrei and pray with us for the requests he shares below . . .
On February 13th as a regional pastor, I had an opportunity to visit a small group of Christians in a village . . . Mainly, I wanted to visit and encourage a Christian family. Mykola is 81 years old and his daughter Olga (55 years old) were concerned about his wife Ludmila (81 years old).
Ludmila is also a Christian. They ‘d like me to visit them and pray for Ludmila. Two months ago, she had surgery and lost much blood. This family spent much money on medicine for Ludmila. After some treatment, Ludmila was discharged from the hospital. Right now, she’s at home with her relatives, but doesn’t feel well. I asked my friend and Pastor Vadim to accompany me in this trip. Also, two sisters in Christ joined us. Unfortunately, Ludmila was not conscious. So, we prayed for God’s care for Ludmila.
After that we led the Lord’s Supper. God knew about new people whom He asked us to witness. There were Artur and Vera whom Mykola invited to attend the church. And they repented in their sins and believed in Christ. Praise the Lord! Earlier they had an addiction to alcohol. Please, pray for their spiritual growth.
Please, pray for :
– Ludmila, for her readiness to meet the Lord;
– The church in [this Ukrainian] region and spiritual revival in that region;
– New church ministers [this region];
– Wisdom and strengths in my ministry.
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.
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