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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 7
the campfires, I realized that as a follower of Christ living my life for
myself or my gaining of material 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."