A Cup of Cold Water
The scope of that humanitarian ministry was limited, because all had to be packed into small VW motor caravans, and was carefully organized in order to get past rigorous Communist checkpoint guards. Nevertheless SGA[UK], motivated by Christ’s commendation of the ‘cup of cold water’ given in His Name, persisted in relieving physical and material need wherever it could. How that ministry has grown and multiplied over the years - from the earliest visits to ‘displaced persons’ camps on the Continent, to today’s extensive programme of humanitarian aid which is SGA’s ‘Crisis Response’ ministry!
It is ‘staggering’, and the glory is Christ’s. His love has been the motivating power, and has resulted in blessing and salvation for many through this ministry.
Long-term commitment on the part of SGA enables the support of faithful house-parents and carers, so vital in bringing stability and enrichment to the lives of children bereft of or abandoned by their blood parents. Reports from Ukraine, Moldova and Central Asia speak of great blessings through this ministry.