Over many years SGA UK has prioritized both the training and the support of Gospel workers in Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and more recently Far East Russia.
The Mission recognizes that it is not sufficient merely to teach and train men and women for Gospel ministry, but also to encourage and support them. Sadly, very few are able to be financially supported by their own churches, which means that they need to find secular work to be able to survive.
By sponsoring a pastor or evangelist you enable them to devote themselves more fully to the work of the Lord, and to bring the Gospel to the many who have not yet heard it. New churches are planted, evangelistic work undertaken, and believers built up in the faith. SGA views this very much as a partnership. Within the UK and Ireland supporters commit to pray and finance this ministry. For their part, Gospel workers commit to sending regular updates of their ministry, and also to pray for us.
Will you join us in helping to support this vital ministry and send more workers into the “harvest fields”?
Wife Kamilla, Son Denis & family
Tomasz has an extensive ministry, leading pastoral work in the church at Pszczyna as well as other local churches. He is involved in youth work, prison ministry and work with addicts. Tomasz has also developed an annual Bible Exhibition ministry which attracts, among others, many hundreds of school children. He is also the Director of the SGA Mission School in Ruptawa.
“Christ is our strength, our song and our salvation. His invitation is still open and reaches people, just like we try to reach many and encourage them to hear the Gospel. Remember us in your prayers”.
Irkutsk Oblast, FER
Wife Yulia, Sons Bogdan, Aleksandr and Boris
Yuriy felt the call to be a church planter in FE Russia. He began by outreach trips to villages. He and his wife visited orphanages, local schools and families in their homes. They now have a small church and are looking to buy land for a House of Prayer.
“At the present moment, the church has 10 church members. Last year we baptized one person. Recently we made several trips to the upper subdistrict of the Ust-Kut region, where I have never been. It is difficult to get there: in summer only by boat, and in winter along the winter road along the frozen Lena River”.
Zarya Village, Odessa region, Ukraine
Wife Tatyana, Sons Leo, Weniamin, Daughter Solomiya
Roman pastors a small village church. He and his family moved to Zarya in faith, trusting that God would provide them with an income and somewhere to live. The church regularly organizes evangelistic events and is involved in youth ministry and summer camps. His wife Tatyana leads a women’s fellowship which includes some women who as yet do not come to services.
“There is inner confidence and an external witness from God that we are doing the work that He has entrusted to us”.
Dimitar is pastor of a church plant and mission field in Strumica, Macedonia, supported by the church in Skopje, the capital. The church plant is developing and growing. Dimitar has also commenced children’s ministry each week, as well as visiting local schools. He is also keen to develop new evangelistic opportunities when possible.
“I am very grateful to the people who are helping us financially, and who are also praying for us. Your support helps me to be more involved in my ministry by devoting more time to the ministry and the and caring for brothers and sisters and spend time with them.”