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Nov 21, 2023
Editor’s Note: The report and images below were sent by an SGA-supported pastor in Ukraine.

Every Sunday, SGA-supported Pastor Olexander has 80 to 85 people who attend his church who still do not know Jesus as their Lord and Savior. It’s likely that before the war started in Ukraine, Olexander did not see this many people coming to worship so they could know God and hear His Word. But today in this small congregation, there is a hunger and a thirst!

Please pray that the seeds planted will take root in the hearts of those who are seeking. May they soon give their lives to Jesus and be ready to one day meet Him face to face . . .

Greetings my dear friends!

Our church is almost on the border with Russia. It is about four miles away. We hear the shelling every day. From the very first day of the war, we decided as a church to pray to the Lord for peace and to fast every day. This is how we have been doing it to this day. Therefore, every morning we gather as a church for prayer. At the very beginning, few people came to our church, and over time, when the shelling did not stop, people began to come to church out of fear.

On Sundays, we have 30 to 35 church members and 80 to 85 non-believers at worship. People come to hear the Word of God, pray, and share their concerns. Every Sunday, I emphasize in my sermons to the church members and to non-believers that this day or tomorrow may be the last day in our lives. Therefore, we must always be ready to meet the Creator as we have never thought of it before. After all, we have already had a number of stories when unbelievers came to the service, listened to the Gospel, and then their lives were taken by an enemy shell or bomb.

We are grateful to you for the food aid, because people realize that they are not alone and that they are supported and cared for far abroad. They even realize that there is a God and that it is only He who cares about them so much. It’s so good that we have something to give to these poor people today, to share with them. 

With the aid we received from SGA, we prepared 150 packages: 120 were distributed after the church meeting, and thirty were delivered to those people, who needed them, but could not come to the church. Thank you very much for your support! May our Heavenly Father bless you!


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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-supported 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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