We recently heard from a faithful SGA-supported pastor in Ukraine. Pastor Ruslan and his church continue to help provide food and other emergency aid as they share the Gospel in their war-torn community. Here is his report . . .
Peace to you!
We are heartily grateful to God for you, for your prayers and work of love that you do in the Name of Jesus Christ, and for His Glory. In this tough and difficult period for our country, your openness and beneficence inspire us to preach the Gospel to the lost through attending to their physical needs.
A major number of people started coming to us and addressing us. As we communicate with them, we see and understand more and more that they seem like sheep without a shepherd. Here are some stories we want to share with you.
A few days ago we received a call with a request to help a family that had fled from [a Ukrainian city] to [our city]. We visited them and delivered food packages, and gave them a Bible. On Sunday they came to the worship service and a woman, named Elena, was listening to hymns and sermons, and I saw her eyes filled with tears, but with hope in God. She was willing to share a testimony of how God brought them out from shelling and saved their lives and souls, and we prayed together and glorified God.
Dima, a young guy of 35 years old. We have been communicating for a week, and a few days ago he prayed a prayer of repentance and now attends faithfully our fellowships.
Today, we had quite a few elderly people. We offered them tea, and they gladly agreed: it was a good opportunity to talk with them, listen to their experiences and fears, as they did not know how they would live on due to the sharp price increase on groceries.
As we closed, we blessed all who came with food gifts, and there was no end to their gratitude. They gladly took the New Testaments and said that they would come to the worship service.
We see that through the Compassion Ministry not only the physical needs of the people are met, but also the fruits of repentance and thanksgiving to God are being produced in abundance!
Once again, thank you very much for your support! We need your prayers. We will report further on, as we continue distribution of the kits, and some kits have not yet been fully built up due to lack of time.
Please pray with us for Pastor Ruslan and believers who join him in ministry outreach during the war in Ukraine. Pray that God will continue to provide the resources our brothers and sisters in Christ need to meet the urgent physical and spiritual needs of the hurting Ukrainian people.
In a time of great fear and uncertainty, God is bringing help, healing, and hope to the people of Ukraine through SGA-supported seminaries, pastors, churches, 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 food, medicine, warm clothing, shoes, and Scripture materials.