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Feb 17, 2023
Ukraine Relief
Editor’s Note: The images below were provided by SGA-supported pastors in Ukraine.

As the war in Ukraine reaches the one-year mark this month, we pray we will never forget praying for our brothers and sisters in Christ who are still struggling to survive the great atrocities of battle. 

Due to constant shelling and missile attacks, many Ukrainians are forced to live in their cellars and some like SGA-supported Pastor Myhaylo have been hiding in theirs for most of the war.  

It is hard to imagine this kind of existence, but we know that God has not forgotten our brothers and sisters in Christ. He is remembering them through the generosity of believers like you have who given through SGA’s Ukraine Heat and Hope Campaign to provide life-saving winter relief supplies including simple stoves. This emergency aid has helped not only pastors in our church network, but suffering Ukrainians in their community as well. 

In messages that correspond with videos sent from Myhaylo, as well as Pastor Roman, you can see how these stoves are not only warming cellars, but also hearts to the love of Christ in action. Please watch . . . 

From Myhaylo: 

We live two kilometers away from the front lines and our area is under constant shelling. This is where we mostly live in the cellar. It’s very cold here. We have been hiding here since May 2. We are very grateful to SGA, to all brothers and sisters who are always in a hurry to help people like us. We thank you for the wonderful stove we can warm ourselves with and cook our food on. We are now warm and comfortable and here we will be waiting for the victory, here we will be praying for you, for your compassionate, kind hearts. Here we pray for our families to be safe and well! Thank you for your help and may God bless you!

From Roman: 

Grace and peace to you, my friends!

On these videos I wanted to show you in what circumstances these people live, and they’ve been so grateful to you ALL, who helped with the stoves!  The lady on the first video got the stove on January 27, and she tells how it was cold in the basement as there is no heating at all and now they will be warm enough with the stove. Thank you!  

Second video—came there to install the stove for this lady. A Christian brother explained to the lady how to use the stove. She says: “Thank you, thank you so much! We try to survive here. My house was destroyed, my neighbor was killed.” She couldn’t stop thanking us for coming. People there still live in cellars.”

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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