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Throughout the years, my family and I have been directly involved with the ministries of the Bible Institute in the ministry office, evangelism programs and church ministry. God has also entrusted us with being responsible for camp in Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. Our biggest passion is to see people getting saved and lives being changed with the Gospel. My vision is to develop our ministry team in Ukraine so they can serve effectively and independently. Through the growth of our team, we would like to see three branches of Word of Life open in Ukraine and to look at the possibility of full-time ministry for Word of Life Ukraine in Asian countries.
At age sixteen a friend gave me a New Testament. After reading it, I realized how I could find true happiness, but in my life I sought happiness in things that were contrary to the Bible. God continued to work in my life and I visited a church. At church I met people who helped me understand that it was only through Christ that I was saved – not through my attendance at church or having a changed life. During this time, I attended a seminar given by a Word of Life missionary, and it was then that I accepted Christ as my personal Savior and realized that I could not truly live without Him.
After my decision of salvation, I was invited to Word of Life summer camp as a counselor. I was growing in the Lord but still striving to reach goals that had nothing to do with God. I made a deal with God that for two months I would spend my time at Word of Life camp, and the rest of the year I would be involved in my job and making money. At the end of camp I was witnessing the changed lives of campers and their testimonies of how God changed their lives. During one of the campfires, I realized that as a follower of Christ living my life for myself or my gaining of eternal value was not important. I could only obtain deep peace in obedience to God and the assurance in the fact that I had eternal life with Him, and this is best! I dedicated my life to the Lord at that campfire service. After my camp experience, I saw how the ministries of Word of Life changed my life, and I desired to do something similar, to do something so that lives of other people could be changed. I began to serve at a Word of Life Bible club and to work with the Word of Life drama, “Born Again to a Living Hope.” I then attended the Bible Institute, and after graduation I joined Word of Life ministries with my family.
John 1:6 "There was a man sent from God, whose name was John."