Through these hardest of times, God is doing things that defy human wisdom as He builds His church. Read these astounding words from SGA-supported Pastor Viktor’s ministry report below: “There are no more empty seats in the church building, people are sitting everywhere, both inside and outside. They sit, stand, and listen to the Word of God. It is a privilege to bring the Gospel to the weak, to the hurt and broken souls!”
This is why we do what we do and all for the glory of God. Here is more from Viktor . . .
Greetings, dear brothers and sisters! Peace be with you!
Our Sunday service attend up to 150 people. There are no more empty seats in the church building, people are sitting everywhere, both inside and outside. They sit, stand, and listen to the Word of God. It is a privilege to bring the Gospel to the weak, to the hurt and broken souls! We sing psalms and pray. In this crowd, there are people who are sincere and open, others are depressed because they are tormented by suffering and illness. There are widows and widowers, retired people, families with many children and the disabled. We invite them to bring them the Truth, which they may not have heard in their lives, and to provide food aid. Each of those who attended knew that this help was sent with love by the mission and supporters who pray for Ukraine and donate a lot to the needs of the people who have been displaced. Each person came up and thanked you for your care and generosity, for your concerns and prayers.
Receiving such great support like this takes a lot of time. You need to encourage hearts to donate, you need to buy all these products, you need to organize everything for packing and shipping. You, our friends, our brothers and sisters in Christ, are doing such hard work! We bow before you and thank the Lord for your kind hearts, for your sincerity in your desire to help the needy, but it is the highest privilege to serve God. Faith in God comes from hearing, the Bible says so. We share, they listen to what we sow, and after sowing, there will definitely be sprouts. These are our fruits and yours . . . People’s hearts are softening.
May the Lord bless you all with His heavenly blessing! Your work is invaluable before the Lord!
Serving Him and people,
Pastor of the Church
Larysa and Mykola from Horlivka, Donetsk region. We came [here] when military operations started in our city, and the [invaders] began to occupy the city. It was no longer safe for us to stay in our house! So, we had to leave our home (now other people already live in our house there) and we moved [here] with our daughter and mother. Our mother lived at the new place with us for two months, but illness and grief for the home killed her, and she passed away.
We found a church here. We met people in the church and now we are regular attenders and members of this church. We are so grateful to God that He brought us to Himself through the war, through terrible trials! We are grateful to everyone, who helped us to get to know Jesus. Now we are happy with Him!
My name is Natalia. I moved here . . . from a frontline zone. I live here with my old grandmother and my two little daughters (8 and 5 years old). My husband, the children’s father, left us because he could not bear the burden emotionally and physically. He drank a lot, and also could not cope with the stress and strain. My two daughters have physical disabilities and speech delays. And the younger daughter has many other physical disabilities, and I have to live with this and be with them all the time. The only financial help we have is my grandmother’s pension, and it is not enough to buy medicines or food.
So we wanted to thank all those people who care about my family. It is very difficult for me, because I am raising children alone and I am also taking care of a sick, old grandmother. This pain and burden cannot be expressed in words. There is never any joy, only tears and despair. I come to church here and forget about my problems and grief for a short time! Thank you all for your help!
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.