Snapshots - News from Eastern Europe & Central Asia


Pray for Us!

Paul’s plea to the young church in Thessalonica highlights the necessity of prayer in the work of God. As an apostle and an experienced evangelist, Paul knew the significance and importance of prayer as he sought to disciple churches and bring the Gospel to new places and people.

For that same reason, SGA has planned to begin our 70th anniversary celebrations with a plea to our partners to ‘pray for us.’

The 70th anniversary has proved to be an exciting opportunity to begin new initiatives, plan special meetings and invite valued guests to the UK. However, prayer has always been central to the ministry of SGA and so we want to encourage individuals and churches to partner with us during February and pray for the advance of the Gospel.

To facilitate that partnership, we have produced a new booklet that provides information and prayer suggestions for each day of the month.

Covering countries and ministries, it has been designed to be used throughout 2020 as an effective aid to the essential ministry of intercessory prayer.

“Prayer Matter” Booklets can be obtained from our office or downloaded here.

We trust you will join us as we pray ‘that the Word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified.’ 2 Thess. 3:1

Prepared and Ready For Service

For over twenty-six years the SGA Bible School in Balti, Moldova has been training students for Gospel ministry.

Every new group represents a precious opportunity to equip dedicated believers for a wide range of ministries. The graduation of such a group of Christian workers is always a special occasion. It is an important opportunity to give God praise for His past help and seek his blessing for future plans. Such an occasion took place at the graduation service of the 13th group of students in November of 2019.

After a celebratory meal together, the students gathered for the official graduation service in Bethany Church. Friends, family and local church leaders gathered to witness the students receiving their hard-earned diplomas and specially chosen books. It was a joyful day when God was glorified in testimony, song and word.

Please continue to pray for the students as they serve the Lord throughout Moldova.
Student Balti Grad 2 w
Student Balti Grad 4 w

A Blessed Time!

Last November, friends old and new, gathered at the Milton Hill House in Oxfordshire for SGA’s Residential Conference. The overall theme was ‘Truth for our Time’. Former SGA council member Pastor Jackie Hughes conducted the Bible Ministry and encouraged us all as he spoke of the truthfulness and relevance of the Scriptures, Saviour and Spirit.

He was joined by Eastern European guests: Pastor Mark Sipos from Hungary and Henryk Dedo from Poland. Along with reports from SGA staff we were reminded how the Gospel continues to advance across Eastern Europe, Central Asia & Far East Russia.

This year’s conference dates are 30 October – 1 November when we will be celebrating 70 years of Gospel ministry. Dr Paul Negrut will bring the Bible ministry and will be joined by a small Romanian choir (DV).

Why don’t you put the dates in your diary and plan to attend?

We trust it will be another time of great blessing and thanksgiving to God for all He has done over the past 70 years.