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Jun 14, 2024
Editor’s Note: The following report and images are provided by an SGA-supported pastor in Ukraine.

Here is a ministry report from another SGA-supported church that was blessed by emergency aid shipped in from Poland. Note these words from Pastor Igor: “If before people went for humanitarian aid, now there are those who are sincerely seeking God. People have awakened a desire to hear about the Lord.”

This is why we serve our Lord through serving these churches, that the Gospel would go forth and Christ would be exalted!

Here is more from Igor . . .

Greetings, dear brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ!

My name is Igor, pastor of the church in [two villages] in south-central Ukraine. I want to sincerely thank all of you for your help and food aid. A few words about the ministry of our church.

The situation in Ukraine remains difficult. The war continues on all fronts—in the air, at sea, on land, in the information space, and in the hearts of people. In the midst of these challenges, the Church remains the one that points to imperishable hope, comforts, and helps in every possible way. This is most acutely felt by those communities in the frontline and border areas. Here, despite the great need for ministers, our churches continue to proclaim the Word to a large number of locals who began to seek God during the full-scale war. If before people went for humanitarian aid, now there are those who are sincerely seeking God. People have awakened a desire to hear about the Lord.

We deeply understand that the church is God’s message. It is the salt that keeps from rotting and the light in the deepest darkness. The church is God’s instrument in His hands, with which He comforts, protects, cares, holds, and helps through His faithful children. For example, last year, 16 people, more than half of whom came to the church for food aid, received Jesus as their Savior, were baptized, and became church members. God works through such things. And so we are very grateful to God for the salvation, and to our brothers and sisters for their great ministry!

Yet, at the beginning of the full-scale invasion, our village was under occupation. Many times our church held evangelistic programs and helped the locals with food. In the summer, after the de-occupation, we held two camps for children. Currently, we are helping the families of the victims, IDPs [internally displaced persons], people with disabilities, and others who need such help. May the Lord bless you all abundantly!

I thank God for you, for your ministry. We thank everyone who donated money, who organized this aid, who delivered, loaded and unloaded it, and who was involved in this huge project. We ask you to continue to pray for peace in Ukraine, for victory over the [invaders]!

With prayer,
Pastor Igor

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, and hygiene supplies.

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