Slavic Gospel Assn. represents the Union of Evangelical Churches − Baptists in Russia.
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Slavic Gospel Association
Building a bridge of hope to Slavic Nations
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Twelve years ago, David Kimpton began a new ministry for SGA when he arranged to sponsor needs in the Mytischi Orphanage just north of Moscow. On a recent visit we found the local church able to support this ministry themselves and so we were introduced to the Yakhroma Correction Home. Coats and gymnasium equipment have been funded so far. Then we commenced supporting other Orphan Homes: 1999 Vosnesenka—Siberia, 1999 Kivertsi—Ukraine and 2001 Krasny bor—Russia,
Since then over 25 additional orphan homes have been supported in various ways and requests for our help continue to flow in.
Following a visit to Lutsk by Richard Hemmingsen in 2004, he discovered a real need to support the local workers. Few could even afford the costs of travelling to their local schools, and they needed materials, supplies and gifts. Fruit is in demand, yet to give to even one class, let alone more than one class a week was impossible. So began our support of the workers in Lutsk.
This need has now expanded to other areas.
“Jesus loves the little children—all the children of the world”
We pray for the children of these lands. Would you like to be involved?
Every dollar—every prayer counts.
Testimony of Lena V., Grodno, Belarus
My name is Lena, I am 23 years old. I was born in March 1987 in Grodno. I have been visiting church Nadezda (“Hope”) for 5 years.
I was found by the Lord when I was at orphanage. I was removed from my parents in 2002 and I spent three years at the orphanage. I had to take reexamination at the hospital because of my second degree of disability and this happened the year before the graduation from the orphanage. I shared the same room at the hospital with the girl by the name Oksana. And she was visited by youth two times, there were boys and girls and it was very interesting for me who they were. I was impressed that Oksana had so many friends and I didn’t. I got to know one of the girls Katya and she invited me to the church at the youth meeting. I would never forget the time when we were reading the New Testament with Oksana at the hospital, she also told me a lot about youth meeting at the church. When we left the hospital Oksana promised to visit me at the orphanage and she gave me the New Testament. She kept her word and the youth visited me at the orphanage but other problems arouse from staff of the orphanage. They didn’t let me go to the youth meeting and kept me in the room for 24 hours without food. But I was able to get along with the staff and they let me visit the church. Moreover they noted that my behavior is also changed. I visited the church for about half a year and on 7 of April I repented. And on 7 of August 2005 I was baptized in secret, I didn’t tell my teachers from the orphanage about it. When I graduated the orphanage I entered educational institution but unfortunately I was not given dormitory and had to go to live with my parents. The life with my parents was hard for me, they threatened to beat me if I continue to visit the church and sometimes they did it. And they also threw me out of the house. Finally I was invited by the girls from the church to live with them, they rent apartment.
Currently I live with them and I am also involved in church ministry. I am singing in the youth choir and help in the ministry with handicapped kids. During the summer time when we have summer camp I am involved in the kitchen. I am so grateful to the Lord that He found me in this world and now I could do my ministry and be useful for my brothers and sisters. Praise the Lord that He saved me.