Here are some images and a short testimony from an SGA-supported pastor whose small church in Armenia is preparing aid for refugees. Ethnic Armenians who lived in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region feared persecution as a result of the territorial conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Tens of thousands have fled their homes to Armenia, where now they need shelter and bedding, as as well as food, hygiene supplies, and medicine.
In the video below, one family is receiving food and other basic supplies. They are believers who are from the Nagorno-Karabakh region, which the Armenians call Artsakh.
The pastor wrote of them:
“This is the family of brother Ashot and sister Inga. They are very hardworking and enterprising people. For the last few years they have been doing business in Karabakh, selling household chemicals. They saved money and built a very nice house in a few years. Just recently they had a housewarming party and an unbelievable thing happened. They had to leave this new house with all their belongings, take their suitcase and move to Armenia, saving their lives and the lives of their children.
“Praise the Lord for them, because they are not discouraged and understand very correctly that the thoughts of man and the thoughts of God are very different. And they believe the Scriptures and often repeat Romans 8:28. Their cheerful mood inspires many people and gives them hope. Praise our Lord for this beautiful family.”
Through the prayer support and generosity of friends like you, God is equipping SGA-supported churches in Armenia to provide help and the hope of the Gospel to hurting people.