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We have both been serving with Word of Life for many years. Seth served in the United States and Canada from his time at the Bible Institute until he moved to Poland in January 2010. Dina served in Ukraine from 2004 until we got married in September 2016.
We are excited to serve together in Poland now and in the future. Seth oversees the English4Life program. This began in the Fall of 2019 and it is a great way to reach Polish people. We help them learn English and be confident using it, but also teach them the Bible and model what it is to be a follower of Christ.
Eddie joined our family in 2018 and Emma joined us in 2020.
I grew up in Michigan going to a church that taught that Jesus Christ is the only way to heaven. When I was six I realized that I was a sinner and my sin kept me from going to heaven. I trusted in what Jesus Christ did for me on the cross, and now I know that I will be with Him one day.
I went to the Word of Life Bible Institute in New York after graduating from high school. There God taught me that there is a world that needs to hear about Him. I began to follow His plan by faith as He eventually led me to Poland. I am excited to be a part of the ministry here and it is my desire to make a difference in the lives of young people. My life goal is that "whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men."
I was born in a Christian family in Gaisan, Ukraine. My parents and Sunday school teachers guided me into the knowledge of who God is and for that I am very grateful to them! At the age of 13, I accepted Christ as my personal Savior. From that moment on, God began to shape my character and guide me towards the goals that He had planned for my life. After I graduated from medical school, God led me to the Bible Institute where I constantly heard His calling; to dedicate my life for ministry and spreading the gospel! I answered Gods calling, and in 2004, became a missionary with WOL. By His mercy, I have the great privilege to be a part of His great work!
"And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;" Colossians 3:23