Here is a report from a region in Ukraine where the people live in nearly constant assault. Day in and day out, families, the elderly, and individuals suffer the stress, and wonder if this day will be their last.
As SGA-supported Pastor Dmytro says in his report below: “Desperate people, poor and exhausted, come to the House of Prayer and together we bow before the Lord and pray to Him.” May God continue to bless their faithful efforts to minister to those in need and point them to our only hope—the Gospel.
Greetings, dear friends and co-workers in God’s field!
Peace be with you!
Every day, the invaders attack the border areas and settlements of our region. We hear explosions all the time, so for the residents of our frontline region to live at least one day without an explosion or shelling is a rare occurrence. But we believe that the Lord will lead His faithful children through this terrible war, through explosions, through life’s storms and thunder. To whom do we go? Before whom should we cry and bow down? To whom do we tell about the heaviness in our hearts? Desperate people, poor and exhausted, come to the House of Prayer and together we bow before the Lord and pray to Him.
Testimonies of people helped:
Mykola is disabled. He is unable to work and lives by himself in the village. He has a very small pension, no job, and no help from anyone. But he has good neighbors who come to church. The neighbors shared about Mykola’s needs at the local evangelical church, and the church members immediately responded. Mykola is sincerely grateful and happy for this unexpected care.
We have two IDP women who have been coming to the church for food packages, and last September they were both baptized. God always opens the hearts of those who are ready to let Him come into their hearts! It is a joy for our church when God fills it with new souls. May He be glorified through all the ministry we do in His name! Thank you, dear friends, for your sacrificial and faithful hearts!
My name is Olena. I am a retired woman and I live very close to the border. When the shelling starts on our frontline villages, every time it is very loud and always very scary, because you realize that it could be a one-shot for you and you will be buried under a pile of dirt.
I live alone on a small pension. I spend a lot of money on firewood for the winter, as well as medicines and food. Recently, a local church helped me with humanitarian aid, which was very timely, and they told me about the Living God. Now I realize how often I have to thank God for keeping me alive until now so that I can hear about Him, and admire His greatness and care. He loves me just as I am—sinful and disobedient. I want to thank all those who sent such wonderful food packages and helped me in my very difficult situation.
My name is Natalia. Next to me in the photo is my mother, who lives with my brother. She is a disability pensioner. My husband has cancer and has already undergone several surgeries. I work alone, and it just happened that I saved up some money and bought some food to send to my mother and brother. But my brother did not bring the food home because he decided to spend it on alcohol. I was very upset about this, and then our pastor found out. When he heard about the situation, he immediately offered to provide us with food aid, which I personally handed over to my mother. I am very grateful to my brothers and sisters who took care of my family and after this situation I got help in time. Thank God for that and may God bless you.
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-supported 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.