The following report was provided by Eric Mock, vice president of ministry operations at SGA.
You might recall that when the war began in Ukraine, we started sending aid through Dr Oleg’s son, Ilya. Ilya was sending aid to a few pastors in the Odessa region that he knew. These pastors wrote us wonderful reports of what God was doing in his church in very difficult days. These pastors laid their lives on the line for their churches. And last night, while preaching at Yura and Luda’s church plant in Ashkelon, I met Olga. She began with thanksgiving! It was then that she shared that one of the pastors in Odessa was her son-in-law. So, as you’ll see in the video, she shared a message of gratitude to SGA for providing essential aid for her father-in-law and the people of Ukraine. In fact, she broke down int tears as she shared. The video ends abruptly before she finished and said thank you (the memory on my phone was full…). Only two seconds were lost… Know what a difference your support makes every day!
I want to thank all people who have provided help in this difficult time for Ukraine and Ukrainian churches. My son-in-law, named Vakhtang, is a pastor of one of those churches – a church near Odessa. The people were receiving aid, which they needed, as they found themselves in a very difficult situation because there was no jobs, and they lacked food… Thanks to the funding provided by SGA, My son-in-law was able to set up a volunteer center, and people started coming and receiving food, and through that assistance they came to this church, and they saw the light, and they saw this help… People were repenting and becoming a part of the church. The church has already taught two baptisms. Before, it was quite a small church, but now it has doubled its number. I want to express my special gratitude to all people who support the church in word, and in deed!
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-sponsored 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.