Special Project of the Month

On the third Sunday of each month, a “Mission Moment” is presented, outlining a special mission in need. The Church passes the collection plate to support the special mission. This is referred to as our “second collection”. This gives our Church family the opportunity to support between 11 and 12 additional important missions during the year. Below is information about the next monthly special missions project.

Our Mission Moment for May is the Slavic Gospel Association. It was founded in 1934 by the Rev. Peter Deyneka, a refugee from Belarus. For many decades SGA covertly distributed millions of Bibles and Christian books under the Iron Curtain into the hands of believers throughout the Soviet Union while producing and broadcasting thousands of Christian radio programs over the Iron Curtain. When the Iron Curtain came down in 1989, SGA leaders and missionaries immediately began to take advantage of the new opportunities to reach the people of the former Soviet Union for the glory of Christ. Today, the mission works primarily in the nations of Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan and Armenia. They also sponsor Bible training for Russian churches in Israel and have an outreach to the Roma (Gypsy) people in the Caucasus. They provide Bibles, Christian literature, Bible training for pastors, church planters and church workers and sponsorship of youth and children’s ministries including outreach to orphans. The
ministry to orphans is called ‘Reborn’. Since 2014 when Russia invaded Ukraine, SGA has been
working with a network of evangelical and Baptist churches to provide aid in the war zone of eastern Ukraine. With the latest invasion in February, the aid has increased. They are currently working with 2,300 pastors who are rushing aid to those in need. A gift of $15 will provide a bag of food;
$215 is enough to provide a Family Survival Kit with blankets, water, food, medicine, and the Gospel of Christ. Aid is being given to refugees, including some who have fled eastward into Russia. It is being
concentrated in areas where the fighting is most intense. Up to 6 million are fleeing – with nothing!
Most won’t make it to neutral territory. Stuck in over-crowded camps, on road sides, with infrastructure damaged or destroyed, they need our urgent, intercessory prayers and our physical help.

Checks may be made out to The Sherman Church with Slavic Gospel Association in the memo line and mailed to the church at 6 Church Road, Sherman, CT 06784. Online donations are also welcome under the Donation tab.