Editor’s Note: The images and report below were provided by an SGA-supported pastor in Ukraine.
Here is an encouraging testimony from one SGA-supported minister in Ukraine who is working hard to distribute humanitarian aid and reach refugees for the Gospel:
“I would like to share some testimonies of how migrants and refugees have become closer to the Lord and our friends through humanitarian aid they have received.
“One of the first testimonies is of two families who came together. Two teachers, a primary school teacher and a teacher of the Ukrainian language and literature came with their relatives: four adults, three children, and a cat. After receiving humanitarian during our first acquaintance with them, these families started coming to our church services every Sunday. They even shared their testimonies about the horror they had experienced in front of the church.
“There is another large family we have befriended. We met them through distributing humanitarian aid. Their trip here was difficult, and their family is large: three adults, a grandmother, a daughter, Olya, with her husband and two children, and a brother. The youngest child in this family is 1 year and 8 months old. Unfortunately, it is difficult to find housing in our city, so we provided them a room in a dormitory on the outskirts of the city. The dormitory isn’t comfortable, but they can live and relax there. We met the family through the local social network, when Olya asked for any food we could spare for her family and children. The family has since come to the church services many times, and after the services we talk about God and faith. These people came to an evangelical church for the first time.
“Finally, there are two other families that I want to tell you about. In total there are 12 people in these two families! We were able to visit them and bring them aid. After they received the humanitarian aid there was a warm fellowship between us. People are open to hearing the Word of God. People are very grateful. At the moment, they are our wards, as the youngest member of this large family is only four months old. We helped them with baby food. They have already come to the church services more than once. Two girls from these families, aged 8 and 10, are very interested in listening to the stories about Christ. And the children and parents are very grateful.
“Praise the Lord for the opportunities to serve Him!!”
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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