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”?
Pokrovsk, Yakutia Region, FE Russia
Wife Valentina (7 adult children, 1 adopted)
Valentina serves as a pastor in the church at Pokrovsk. They are still constructing the actual church building but weekly services, prayer meetings, bible studies and youth ministry are held. Alongside ministry, the church is heavily involved in providing food parcels and clothing for those in need, visiting them in their own homes and sharing the Gospel. Valentina co-ordinates the ladies and children’s ministry.
We thank God for His work in the church. We pray for God to strengthen our health for serving Him, to strengthen in faith those who repent, for our ministry to be as fruitful as possible. Please, pray with us.
Tonenkoye, Donetsk region, Ukraine
Wife: Inessa, Children: Artem, Dasha, Alexei and Matvey
While living and serving the Lord in east Ukraine, Alexander says that he cannot relocate, because there is too much work to be done. He points out that if they move out, the local people will not have food, because they are the only ones who supply food. Their location is right on the edge of the Ukrainian controlled side and the occupied territory. We are praising God that nobody was harmed there. Alexander is determined to serve God and the people in this challenging time. Pray for Alexander as he is staying in place, serving those in great need. May the Lord protect him and renew his strength for the many challenges that he encounters in his service for the Lord.
“Although there are many difficulties, there are still good moments and blessings. People who had never come to our church before began to visit our meetings. Their interest to the Word of God was awakened, they ask good questions and began to thank the Lord for His help.”
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.”