Please find the below PDF of my monthly Slavic Gospel Association newsletter, To Russia with Love. Please read, be encouraged, challenged, and pray!
My role at Slavic Gospel Association is to share the wonderful stories of brothers and sisters in the CIS with churches in Canada. I help work in the area of training and equipping ministries as well. The reality is, that while I receive a salary from SGA, the cost of doing minstry is very high. In order to maximize the money that comes into SGA to support church planters and theological education in the former Soviet Union, I am hoping people will commit to partnering with me in personal support to offset those ministry expenses.
Any funds directed to my personal support are tax deductible and go directly to SGA and not to me personally.
You will be partnering with me in my ministry to the slavic speaking people of the former Soviet Union.
How can you help?
You can donate online here using your credit card. In the “Comments/Special Instructions” section, please make note that your gift is going to the personal ministry support of Allen Mickle. If you would prefer to not send in your gift online you can direct donations to to the Canadian office atSlavic Gospel Association 55 Fleming Drive, Suite #26 Cambridge, ON N1T 2A9
If you live in the United States and would like to donate to offset my ministry expenses please send your donation to:Slavic Gospel Association 6151 Commonwealth Drive Loves Park, IL 61111
Please make sure to include a note stating the donation is for the personal support of Allen Mickle in the Canadian office. If you prefer to do this online you can do so here. Again, in the “Comments/Special Instructions” section please note that this is personal support for Allen Mickle in the Canadian office. As well, please let me know if you will be doing this so I can let our US office know. Contact me at allenm [at] sga [dot] org.
Thank you so much for your prayer and partnership in my ministry to support our brothers and sisters across the former Soviet Union!
Greetings faithful blog readers! Please find attached the PDF of my most recent issue of To Russia with Love. This newsletter is my monthly report of what God is doing in my life in relationship to my ministry with Slavic Gospel Association. I hope you are encouraged and challenged by what I was able to witness on my recent trip to Russia and Ukraine.
Please be in prayer for me as I depart for Russia and the Ukraine this Wednesday (September 17) and will be returning on October 3. This is my first trip as part of the Slavic Gospel Association and trust that this will be an eye-opening time for me. While the above picture shows the touristy side of Moscow, I will be traveling in the rural communities meeting people serving in churches as pastors and ministry leaders in far less touristy settings. Pray for our brothers and sisters in the Commonwealth of Independent States that the Lord would bless them in their ministry. Pray that I would grow and be challenged in my own faith and excited to share the stories of what God is doing in this spiritually hungry place!
Below you will find the link to my brand new newsletter, To Russia with Love. Each month I will release the newsletter to keep people up to date on my work with the Slavic Gospel Association. Please especially pray for my upcoming trip to Russia and the Ukraine from September 17 to October 3. Next month I will post highlights and pictures from that trip. Enjoy the newsletter and please pray for the Lord to bless His harvest!
Please pray for me for some upcoming ministry opportunities. If you are in the area for any of my speaking engagements I hope to see you there! But if you are not, please pray!
Campbell Baptist Church, Windsor, ON
Toronto Baptist Seminary and Bible College (Chapel), Toronto, ON
Walkerville Evangelical Baptist Church, Windsor, ON (AM only)
Southwood Community Church (Slavic Language Campus), Windsor, ON (PM only)
September 17-October 3
Russia and the Ukraine
Sovereign Grace Baptist Church, Sarnia, ON (AM only)
Heritage College and Seminary Missions Conference 2009, Cambridge, ON
Reaching out with the Gospel to Children in the CIS at Christmas
Many of the millions of children in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and the other nations of the CIS have never heard about Jesus. They have never heard how God sent Him for their sake to be their Savior, our Immanuel—“God with us”.
Through Immanuel’s Child, Slavic Gospel Association’s special Christmas outreach, your church can join with believers in Russia to reach these hopeless children with this life-changing message of hope this Christmas.
Your free resource kit includes everything your church needs to have a part in Immanuel’s Child. Participation is easy and your church will experience great blessings as you help make lifelong disciples for Christ.
For more information visit the Immanuel’s Child website. Please seriously consider helping local churches in the CIS reach out into their communities with the life changing message of Jesus Christ to those most marginalized by society, children.
Part of my role here at Slavic Gospel Association is to help spread the exciting news of what God is doing in the Commonwealth of Independent States. On that note, I am available to speak at churches in Ontario to that end. I can come and speak in an adult Sunday School class, a morning or evening worship service, or even a mid-week prayer service. Different services will have a different focus, but every message I bring ties in the Word of God with what is happenning here at SGA.
On an adult Sunday School class I would do something like “How God Used the Communists.” Sunday morning worship would be a regular exposition of the Word of God with a focus on church planting, missions, or other such biblical concepts. Evening worship services would have a more “nuts and bolts” focus on SGA and what we do. Mid-week prayer services would be a combined time of focus around the Word and about SGA and its ministry.
I am booking currently for the fall. If you are interested in having me come to your church please contact me. I would love to come, minister the Word, and share the exciting message of God’s dealings with the Slavic people in the former Soviet Union. May all of our global perspectives be enlarged!
How would you like to not only brighten the face of a child at Christmas but also put into their hands the life changing message of the Gospel? You can with Immanuel’s Child, a ministry of Slavic Gospel Association. No other program geared for children at Christmas puts everything into the hands of the local church. Who better knows who needs this gift and what the gift should be then the local churches in the CIS.
Every $30 given towards our Immanuel’s Child outreach will provide substantial Christmas gifts These gifts will help establish a loving link between you and Russian children as well as their families. Your gift will provide:
* A personal message of love from your family. Sign a Star of Bethlehem ornament, which has a printed message of encouragement in Russian which will be given to a precious child.
* An opportunity for evangelism. Many children and their families will learn of Christ’s love for the first time this Christmas.
* A special Christmas gift. Purchased locally and lovingly wrapped, this gift will be presented by local church members.
* A children’s Bible. They will treasure it and read it!
* Candy and nutritious fruit. These are rare treats during a Russian winter.
* Other items such as warm clothes and toiletries.
* Materials for discipleship. Russian-language discipleship materials will be given to the local church – vital for the follow-up ministry that will take place throughout the year.
If your church would like more information on this exciting ministry you can obtain more information by visiting the website here. You can also contact myself in Canada at:
519-621-3553 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If in the United States contact SGA at 800-BIBLE-50 or email@example.com.
With my new position as Coordinator of Training and Equipping with Slavic Gospel Association I thought it fitting to learn more about the founder of SGA, Peter Deyneka Sr. (1898-1987). In the book, Peter Dynamite-Twice Born Russian: The Captivating Story of Peter Deyneka Sr. (by Norman Rohrer and Peter Deyneka Jr. from SGA, 2005), the picture is presented of a godly man of prayer who worked tirelessly to see his own people saved and discipled into the church of Jesus Christ. At one point in the book it speaks of Deyneka’s call to ministry and presents an incredible challenge for us.
“In the early days of his Christian life, Peter attended all the missionary conferences at Moody Memorial Church. In one service, Peter was unusaly attentive because Pastor Rader continually made reference to the need for workers in the ‘corn’ field. Was it actually so? Did the Lord need workers in the ‘corn’ field?
Peter listened closely. He was hoping to hear of a need for workers among his own Slavic people, but the speaker did not mention Russia. He kept calling workers in the ‘corn’ field instead.
At the close of the meeting Peter responded to the invitation. His heart was so moved that he wanted to eagerly serve the Lord wherever the need was greatest, even if it meant the ‘corn’ field. Only after the service ended did he discover that Pastor Rader was appealing for workers in the ‘foreign’ field!
Many Christians since have clearly understood the need for workers in foreign fields and have done nothing. Peter misunderstood the call and was uncertain of the conditions, but he obeyed first and learned the conditions later” (pp. 24-25).
Are you being called to full-time Christian service? I would challenge you to read this brief but challenging biography of one of God’s choice servants! Contact the SGA US office if in the United States or the SGA Canada office if in Canada to obtain a copy.