Don’t Let Haiti Allow You to Forget the Rest of the World

January 24, 2010

“So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith” (Galatias 6:10).

Today at Tunkhannock Baptist Church, we took up a special offering for the Haiti Disaster Relief Fund of Compassion International. We as a church felt compelled to give of what the Lord has given us above and beyond what we normally collect to help the relief efforts in Haiti. And as a Church, we are concerned no only about the physical needs of those in Haiti but also the spiritual needs of all those suffering there. The needs there currently are incredible. But, it is good to remember that the needs are great everywhere.

Don’t let Haiti allow you to forget the rest of the world.

I know the situation in Haiti is awful. But the situation around the world is awful in general. Don’t let a major disaster be the only time you pray for a nation or a people or give to support the physical and spiritual needs around the world.

For instance, did you know that 90% of towns in Russia still are without a church and that most people are barely able to scrape by with enough funds for basic necessities? How could you help in church planing efforts in Russia and meeting the needs of people there?

Even closer to home, do you know that in 2005 there were almost 1 million abortions in the US? That’s 1 million people dying (by murder no less) each year in the US. How could you help women choose life over abortion?

Those are just two examples of huge needs in two different areas of the world. Let’s be careful not to allow a major disaster to draw our attention away from the rest of the world. While the need in Haiti is incredible right now and the people there need our love, care, support, and prayers (which is why our church is giving funds to help!) it does not mean needs have ended elsewhere. Be informed of the needs around the world and as you are able, do good to all men, especially to the household of faith!

Pray and Partner with Me for the Ministry!

November 11, 2008

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 at

Slavic 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!