Editor’s Note: The images and report below were provided by an SGA-supported church in Ukraine.
Here is a recent report from Viktor, an SGA-supported missionary pastor. The war in Ukraine is raging, but God is working in the hearts of internally displaced persons (IDPs) like Valentina’s. Through the support of friends like you, her physical and spiritual needs are being cared for by the body of Christ! Read more of her story and how Viktor and his congregation are serving others . . .
Dear brothers and sisters,
The warmest greetings to you with love of the Lord Jesus Christ! We are grateful to you for the care and for the support.
With your financial assistance we were able to especially serve people who lost their homes during the war that is taking place on the territory of Ukraine. As we are not primarily a social service department, we concentrated our emphasis on bringing the Gospel to the migrants. The event, which was attended by the mayor of our community and his deputies, was held under the main idea: We are created for a good cause. There was a prayer, a word of encouragement from [the mayor], singing, and a sermon preached by the pastor. 150 grocery bags were distributed. The set included both basic products for the daily diet, and also various goodies.
A part of the funds were spent on the food for the IDPs (internally displaced persons) who have been staying in our House of Prayer.
Here is the story told by Valentina (Valentina is wearing a grey jacket).
Their family survived the bombing and was able to escape from the area of hostilities. When they came to our church, Valentina and her family cautiously accepted the care with which we surrounded their family. She said that only the cheese in the mousetrap could be free. Some time passed. She has attended the services at the church. Daily prayers and the Word of God have done their job. When the Lord called, Valentina repented and received Him into her heart. Having worked as a director of a Center of Culture for many years, she organized events aimed at an entertainment and never thought about the souls of people who needed not just pleasure, but peace and soul salvation.
We thank you that with your help we can serve people and show Christ to them! May God richly bless you and return a hundredfold to you!!!
With love and prayers,
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