by Sergei Kuzmin, Pastor of Russian-Ukrainian Seventh-day Adventist Church
During our “Unhidden Mysteries of Revelation” event, Vasily told his story about how Jesus revealed the Biblical truth to him.
He was not satisfied with his life and he wanted to be better. He tried using his own power, but all was in vain. He started to pray and to read the Bible and suddenly noticed he was getting better and better, and it had happened, not just by chance, but by the power of Jesus. He started to pray more and to read Bible more and by each day more new good results were happening.
He said, “my heart was full of happiness because of the love Christ just gave me. I made the decision to live for Jesus, That decision really impacted me because before I was somewhat selfish and made choices I regret. But I wasn’t baptized and was thinking that it was sufficient just to be a good Christian. But when I started to get to The “Unhidden Mysteries of Revelation” program, I was able to get to know the profound meaning of Revelation, especially the last time events which are going to come. I began to realize that we are living in the very last days, and this is no time to delay with my baptism. After my baptism, Jesus helped me to make better choices and live my life for Him, not for me. I pray often to God and read my Bible more.”
His mother Helen is not a Church member. She was attending the program along with her son. She shared her feelings saying that when she saw Vasily being baptized, her heart was beating very fast trying to jump out of her chest. She said, “I am so thankful to the Lord, who gave the wisdom to my son to make a baptismal decision. We had prayer and serious conversations in our family. Vaslly was asking me about his decision. All our family are very happy for his decision.”
When I asked Vasily’s mother about what kind of impact she felt after her son’s baptism she replied, “I am thinking over the decision to be baptized soon”