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Editor’s Note: The story below was provided by an SGA-supported pastor in Ukraine.

Even though Christmas has passed, and summer is getting close, the heart for ministry—and Immanuel’s Child—is a season that never ceases. There are people from both sides of the ocean who help make this program and others including Summer Bible Camps successful. And what a joy it is when some of these men and women actually get to stand side by side and share the ministry together

This is what happened for Eric Mock, SGA’s VP of Ministry Operations, this past Christmas. What a gift it was for him to be with the churches he works so closely with and to participate in Immanuel’s Child with them! While there, preparation began for the upcoming Summer Camp ministries—and we ask for your prayers for this critical outreach as much of the groundwork has already begun.  

Recently, SGA-supported Pastor Vasily wrote to our U.S.-based Immanuel’s Child program director, Lana, to share how much he was blessed by Eric’s visit. Here is his report . . .

Greetings, dear sister Lana,

Eric Mock visited our church and shared an excellent Christmas sermon. Later, he came to our group of orphaned children and social orphans. We had a great time. Eric knows how to communicate with such children, and we also had a good lunch and teatime with Eric. Ruslan, SGA Regional Ministry Center Director in Ukraine, Jonasz from Poland, and Sergei, SGA’s translator, were also on this visit. At the end of our meeting, Eric handed out SGA Christmas gifts. 

We also had a fellowship with the pastors of our church on everyday issues. We had a generator out of order that was worn out due to age. Eric and Ruslan responded promptly and two days later, we received a new generator. Praise God for such a gift and a big thank-you to SGA for the support! Thank you very much!

We are grateful to you very much. Thanks to your support, we were able have festivities and gifts for Christmas during these days in Ukraine! God’s blessings upon you and your families, and to all the sponsors who support your ministry!

With appreciation,

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.

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