Despite the pressures and restrictions globally caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are praising the Lord for another year of gracious provision for the SGA-sponsored Immanuel’s Child outreach. With your prayers and generous support, the faithful churches SGA serves were able to reach a record 39,915 children with gifts you helped provide, as well as a clear presentation of the Gospel. Of that number, 24,380 children were from unbelieving families, and 1,903 children trusted in Christ as their Savior!
In addition, 503 adults repented and 1,048 began attending church. A total of 1,965 children began attending Sunday school.
Immanuel’s Child outreaches took place in 10 former Soviet countries—Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Uzbekistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan, as well as in Israel among Russian-speaking congregations.
We received many wonderful reports, including this one from Russia’s Yakutsk region . . .
In the town of Pokrovsk, Immanuel’s Child was attended by 60 children. Believers also visited poor families and gave them grocery parcels and gifts for their children. The young boy in the photo is named Aital. His mother is a believer, but her husband is unsaved. He drinks and mistreats Tatyana and her children, so they have been staying with Tatyana’s mother. The children were happy to attend the Christmas meeting! It is especially precious for children from problem families, where they are abused.
Another lady named Natalia and her family were in a desperate situation. She gave birth to her 6th child while her husband was in prison. Her life was broken, and she did not see any hope. They live in a dilapidated house—the children cried and were hungry. We began to visit them and help with food and clothing. We prayed for her husband. They reconciled and recently her husband was released from prison. Natalia works in the kindergarten. Her children go to kindergarten and school. Her husband helps her with all things. He took his three children to the Christmas meeting. We met him and talked. He is very grateful for everything. We are happy about them. Praise God!
Join us in praising and thanking God for His abundant blessing on this year’s Immanuel’s Child ministry. As the churches follow up with the children reached and their families, pray that many will come to saving faith in Christ.