May 4, 2011

A story of second birth

 Please, meet Nadya member of BOM team.This is her testimony, how Jesus saved her and changed her life.

Every testimony of a saved Christian about his/her conversion to the living God through Jesus Christ is special. It’s a story of second (spiritual) birth of a woman in this sinful world. The heaven moves at the moment of repentance "I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance." Luke 15:7,10.

  I was born in a regular village family which consisted of 6 people. My mother raised 5 children (3 daughters and 2 sons). I never heard about the living God even though our family was disciplined and strict. As most of families we celebrated all religious holidays. But after a holiday the “holiness” disappeared. God was not mentioned anymore until another holiday.

  When I was 7 years old I went to school. I used to visit different camps and health resorts. I remember I met some “special” people when I went there. They used to come to camps and showed us something and read us from the Bible. I also remember how they sang beautiful songs about God. I was a child then and I did not remember what they actually read from the Bible but I remembered how they sang about God very well. I really enjoyed their singing and I could listen to them all day long. I thought to myself: “I wished I would do the same thing when I grow up”. I wanted to go to different places and sing songs about God just as they did. After a “concert” (that’s what I thought it was called at that time) they gave us different Christian literature and I was given one Book which everyone had too. Years passed by. I watched different cartoons but I kept the Book and got really interested about it. I started to call it the Bible. I met very interesting people – Christians. I was very interested to listen to them how they told about God and Jesus Christ. I was very excited about the subject. 

In 1996 (when I was 16 years old) I entered a pedagogical institute (in Korostishev of Ukraine) to become a teacher of children. I understand now that it was a plan of God, because i can use my knowlege, teach orphans. I met my classmate Alla just like other students. I noticed that Alla was different than all other students and I knew that she attended a church. 
  After 1 and a half years Alla asked me if I wanted to go the church which she attended. She told me that the Bible is preached there and I could meet some other Christians there too. I glad accepted the invitation. It was a Tuesday. They had a Bible study that day. After a service I felt something in my heart. I realized that I was different than those people. I did not have the same peace in my heart as they did. I did not tell anything to Alla but I clearly realized that I was missing something in my life. I remembered that time when I heard songs about God when I was a kid. I felt joy and yearning at the same time. I knew I would have to come back again. So next time when I came to Alla and asked her to invite me again she was very surprised because usually people do not ask to come to church again. So that’s how I started to attend a local church in Korostishev.
  The first time in my life I heard that all people were sinners and deserved to go to hell. I found out that sin separates a man from God. I realized that I need to ask Jesus Christ to forgive my sins in order to become reconciled with God. I knew that Jesus Christ paid a price for me – He gave His own life and died on cross and was raised from the dead on the third day and conquered sin and death. Yes, it was a priceless sacrifice. I cannot be indifferent to that what God Himself did on the cross.
  On 22nd of February of 1998 after a Sunday church service I kneeled before my Lord and Savior in prayer of repentance asking Him to save my soul from hell
John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
13 years passed since that day. I experienced many different events, good and not good, sad and joyful. But I never repented about that I trusted Jesus Christ because it was the wisest and right decision a man could ever make. The Bible says: “behold, now is the day of salvation” 2nd Cor. 6:2b.

I have been a part of the service to orphan children in Zhitomir region for the past 4 years. We try to do all we can so these children could hear the Gospel. This work is a fulfillment of the commandment of Jesus Christ – Matthew 28:19 "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost."
It is a responsibility of every Christian.I love children in orphanages and i`m glad i can tell them about Jesus Who loves them so much and can give a new life in the Heaven.He can give you a hope, piece, joy, happyness here on the earth!


  1. God bless you, Nadya...beautiful testimony! Thank you for sharing!

  2. Nadya, thank you for sharing your beautiful testimony. It was a blessing to read it. I've been praying for your family.


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