A little more than one year since it was shelled, Irpen Biblical Seminary in Ukraine continues to rise from the ashes. No one ever expected to see the building burn. But little by little, there was hope. We saw God magnified through faithful teachers and students who continued studies—even during air raid sirens, explosions and various forms of distress. It’s a privilege for SGA to serve this seminary, and we are grateful for the generous support and prayers of friends like you who help make this possible.
This spring, 50 seminary students graduated from multiple programs on campus, including music and deaf programs. The Word of God is going forth through these students, churches are being planted and strengthened and the gates of hell will not prevail against them (Matthew 16:18).
Roman K., dean of the Pastoral Department, is one of the many at the seminary who never left during the war. In fact, in many of the pictures we have previously shared of the school recovering, you will see him scrubbing floors and wiping down soot from the walls. Almost every day, he labored tirelessly to help the building be restored and the seminary to flourish. He is also the one in the pictures below handing SGA-provided books to the graduates.
“God saved us, God blessed us, and we want to help minister for God,” Roman says. Watch more from Roman’s message of thankfulness to God and his encouraging word that now is a good time for the church to minister . . .
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.