Editor’s Note: The images below were provided by an SGA-supported church in Ukraine.
Throughout Ukraine, displacement continues… and so does ministry! SGA-supported churches and congregations are diligently using the aid they receive to support refugees throughout Ukraine. Some of these refugees have been injured, many impoverished, and some have been painfully separated from loved ones. Yet all continually need humanitarian aid- as well as the hope found in the Gospel.
As you read this testimony from an SGA-supported pastor, remember how often a warm bed, a change of clothes, and daily safety can be taken for granted. Many of these people have suffered greatly and are left with little. Yet we know the greatest treasure remains for every single one of them- a hope only found in a relationship with Jesus Christ! Each gift you provide furthers the chance that the Gospel can reach all people in all corners of the world and shine a beautiful light in even the darkest of places.
Dear brothers and sisters,
The warmest greetings to you from the churches in Ukraine. We are grateful to you for the substantial food aid from Poland! We are grateful to those who provided this aid and to SGA for delivering it to us.
We received a report of thanks from one family in Ukraine. Their house was bombed, and, fearfully, they had to flee their hometown. As refugees, they now live in a different village and truly need help and support. Although they were able to flee, they couldn’t take anything from their home with them. The only clothes they have are the ones they are wearing now. They are very grateful to all the donors and sponsors for the food support.
In another story, as a family of three were evacuating, the husband, Denis, was injured. When their neighbor learned that they were evacuating to a different town in Ukraine, he smashed the windows in their home. They have since learned that their house has been completely destroyed; they have no place to return. Denis’s wife, Anya, asked for prayers for her parents left behind, and for her husband’s speedy recovery. They are so grateful for the aid and send their thanks, as they have lost everything they have.
In a final story, due to the war, there are lots of displaced people both in cities and in the neighboring villages. Some of these migrants stay for a few days and then continue their forced displacement. They receive the necessary food, clothing, hygiene products, and fuel for cars for further travel from SGA-sponsored churches and ministries. Many families stay with relatives and friends, if they can. But they all need help. Praise God that with your support, we are able to take care of such people. They are all sincerely grateful!
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.