Editor’s Note: The images below were provided by a group of SGA-supported churches in Ukraine.
Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine last month, SGA-supported churches have been using their God-given gifts “in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God” (1 Peter 4:10).
They are feeding people, distributing bread, helping to host people in bomb shelters, and transporting people who want to evacuate. Families from one SGA-supported congregation have also been caring for orphans from a regional children’s home. Working with another charity, these believers have taken in 58 girls and boys — ranging in age from 4 months to 4 years old. Another church even held a baby shower for future mothers, three of whom are migrants!
God’s people are boldly serving in Ukraine. But as they do, they continue to put their lives at risk in unpredictable — and increasingly volatile — conditions. Here is the report of one such brother in Christ:
Just as many others of our brothers, Oleg goes to [a Ukrainian city] regularly. He takes humanitarian aid forth and on his way back he takes people willing to flee the bombing.
Once on his way to [a Ukrainian city] Oleg was stopped at the checkpoint. One of their supervisors didn’t want to let him go because of curfew. No pleas worked and Oleg was ordered to stay in the nearest village.
Then a man came up to Oleg saying: “Peace be to you!” He told him that he was a church pastor of the local church and was praying for a car to take 200 loaves of bread to [a Ukrainian city] the next day. So the next day [Oleg] brought the bread to [a Ukrainian city].
God responds to prayers miraculously!
In a time of great fear and 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 food, medicine, warm clothing, shoes, and Scripture materials.
The simple stoves that generous friends like you have helped to provide through our Ukraine Heat & Hope Campaign are more than what they appear. Watch the video:
One of our ministry team members in Ukraine recently recorded a video thank-you message for friends like you who have supported our Ukraine Heat & Hope Campaign. “Thank you
Your donation will help change lives in former Soviet Union countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia.