Editor’s Note: The report, testimonies, and images below were provided by an SGA-supported pastor and church in Ukraine.
By God’s grace and despite the ongoing war in Ukraine, an SGA-supported missionary pastor named Vasily and his congregation were able to hold a five-day Summer Bible Camp for children in their community. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the week, the girls and boys enjoyed times of prayer, learning and singing praise songs, sports, crafts, and Bible lessons.
Vasily shared that many children stood up for prayer in response to a call to repentance. The camper’s parents were invited to attend Sunday service at the church, and since camp ended several families have come to worship. Praise the Lord!
Here are some excerpts and images from Vasily’s recent report . . .
By God’s grace and through financial and prayer support of SGA partners, we were able to run a five-day camp housed by our church.
We had children in the camp from among IDP (internally displaced persons) families, disadvantaged families and families with many children. Most of the children were at the Christian camp for the first time. According to the feedback, children and parents liked it very much.
Here are some reviews:
“Thank you very much for arranging the camp. It is amazing. The children are delighted, all we hear from them is, “We want it to go on”. There were so many gifts that Sonya even gave gifts to her mom and dad. We haven’t had such a pleasant emotional week for a long time. Thank you for this, because such emotions are priceless, especially at this time.”
“Thank you! We pray for Ukraine. Thank you very much for everything. It was just a super camp: so many emotions, impressions, super leaders. You are the best! We are looking forward to the next camp. The kids need such camps. They are elated. Thank you for your attention to our children!”
“Every morning my child woke up in a good mood, got ready and went to the camp with great pleasure! So many emotions, so many good deeds, so much knowledge that you shared with our children! Thank you all for this!”
“Thank you! May the seeds of goodness sown in your camp, by God’s grace, sprout in the souls of the children into a magnificent bloom!”
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.
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