Editor’s Note: The images below were provided by an SGA-supported church in Ukraine.
Because of support from friends like you, one SGA-supported church in Ukraine is working hard to meet the needs of their hungry community, sharing the Gospel along the way. As they pass out food and share the Good News, it’s a blessing to know that moments like these are possible because of your support. Read Pastor Sergei’s recent account of his church becoming the hands and feet of Jesus to the suffering, the disabled, the elderly, and the poor…
Dear brothers and sisters:
Since February 24, our hometown has completely changed. From the first days of the war, railway communication was stopped, and all highways were blocked. By May, for those who remained, any chance of escape was completely gone. Pharmacies closed, and stores emptied of all goods and food. Banks closed, making card payment impossible. All these changes made finding food and medicine very difficult.
On April 27, we received help from an SGA-supported church. Soon, we formed 15 packages of humanitarian aid and distributed them to church members and attendees. Next, we were able to distribute 25 packages to the more vulnerable residents of our village including large families, the disabled, and the elderly. Along with the distribution of aid, we evangelized. We handed out literature, talked to people, prayed with them, and invited them to pray together at home every evening.
One woman we know lost her husband a long time ago, and now lives with her large family. During our last visit they responded very warmly to our words about God and accepted the invitation to visit our church.
Now, 90% of the population is unemployed and trying to somehow get food and medicine. But those who no longer have strength and health suffer especially terribly. Previously, it was difficult to speak with people about God, religion, eternity… but now, time and God change thoughts and attitudes towards life and eternity.
After the previous distribution and house-to-house evangelism, a young woman and her three daughters attended church for the second Sunday in a row, with the girls attending Sunday school. Today, they called and asked permission to come to the church with a few more people. This is because of the work of those who are in the ministry. We pray and wait for more new people to come to church every Sunday.
Thank you for your help and prayers. May the Lord reward you for your participation in the needs of the people suffering in Ukraine.
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.