Humanitarian Aid

 

In the poorest regions, there is special need for humanitarian aid. Through missionaries, pastors and church volunteers, needy people are receiving spiritual and practical help. SGA raises funds to make this outreach possible.

Across Russia and her neighboring countries, cities, towns, and rural villages are teeming with people who are spiritually lost, distressed, and in need of the life-changing Gospel. In addition to the great spiritual emptiness that exists, millions of people, their families, and children face tremendous physical needs. Unemployment and poverty are rampant in many regions, and day-to-day survival is a constant struggle.

The faithful evangelical churches SGA serves strive to follow the example of the Lord Jesus in demonstrating His compassion by word and deed. The support of SGA partners helps missionary pastors reach out to needy families with clothing, footwear, and distribution of staple food items—all the while pointing to the loving provision of our great God and Father. The church of the Lord Jesus . . . working as one to be His hands and feet, reaching out in His compassion.

Not only does SGA-sponsored Compassion Ministry help provide for the physical needs of the poor, distressed, and dispirited, but it also helps open the door for missionary pastors and other church workers to share the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ. As more and more come to know Him as Savior and Lord, they discover their spiritual shackles broken, their physical needs met, and their lives eternally transformed by His saving power. And then—as part of God’s forever family—they themselves reach out to others to share the Good News of what God has done for them.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

What Else We Do

Church Planting

SGA exists to bring Biblical truth to the people of the former Soviet Union. Since the fall of communism, many churches have been planted but there are still many places without a Christian witness...

Pastoral Support

Full-time Christian ministry in the former USSR is difficult when local churches can't afford to support their own pastors. SGA helps by coordinating sponsorships and raising support...

Bible Students & Colleges

Preparing faithful pastors, missionaries, youth leaders and children's workers for lifetimes of ministry is vital to sustain evangelical churches. SGA assists by sponsoring seminaries and students...

Bibles & Literature Distribution

During Soviet times, SGA printed and smuggled Bibles across the Iron Curtain. Today, Bibles and Christian books are still needed, especially in Central Asia. SGA continues to raise funds for literature distribution...

Orphanage Ministries

There are hundreds of thousands of children in orphanages across the former Soviet Union. Who will teach these children about their creator who loves them? SGA's 'Orphans Reborn' program was designed to meet this need...

Summer Camp Sponsorships

In summer, a huge evangelistic effort is made to reach thousands of children through Christian summer camps. SGA raises funds to pay for disadvantaged children to attend, so they can learn about God's love...

Prisons Ministries

Prisoners, especially those in despair, need to hear there is hope through the shed-blood of Christ. SGA raises support for ministry teams to conduct Bible studies and outreaches within prison walls...

Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation

Drug and alcohol addiction are affecting thousands of men and women across the former USSR. SGA is helping local churches by raising funds for the operation of Christian rehab centres...

Where We Work

Russian Federation

With over 17 million km², Russia is the largest country in the world. It covers over one-eighth of the earth's inhabited space, and is one of the world's most populous countries, with over 144 million people....

Far East Russia

Far East Russia is the extreme eastern territory of Russia, situated between Lake Baikal in Eastern Siberia and the Pacific Ocean. There are many isolated villages in this region that can only be reached by boat or plane...

Ukraine

Ukraine, in Eastern Europe, is made up mostly of Orthodox, Catholic and unbelieving citizens. The nation has a long history of territorial disputes, which continue to this day - especially in the regions of Crimea, Luhansk and Donetsk...

Eastern Ukraine (Donbass)

Eastern Ukraine has been an area of special need since 2014, when an uprising led to the formation of two self-declared republics: Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) and Luhansk People's Republic (LPR)...

Republic of Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan is the world's largest landlocked country, and is located in Central Asia. Officially, it is a democratic republic with a constitution, but the administration is under criticism for restricting religious freedom...

Republic of Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan is a 'double-landlocked' country (fully surrounded by landlocked countries) in Central Asia. The population was largely converted to Islam during the Early Muslim Conquests in the 7th century...

Republic of Tajikistan

A mountainous country, Tajikistan is home to many Persian-speaking people of Iranian origin. After centuries of being subjugated, it finally became independent at the disintegration of the Soviet Union in 1991...

Kabardino-Balkar Republic

Kabardino-Balkaria, located in the North Caucasus, is a federal subject of the Russian Federation. The native population is mostly Circassic and Turkic; and about 60% of them follow Islam. There is also a small Russian community...

Chechen Republic

After the collapse of the USSR, there have been civil wars and terrorist attacks over the issue of Chechnya's independence. Russian federal control was restored during the Second Chechen War...