“I Wanted to Die”
“I used to drown my life in drugs and alcohol. I wasted almost 10 years on this evil. I lost it all— my family, two houses, and relationships with friends and acquaintances. My life was a mess. Living on the street, I prayed to God. I wanted to die. Miraculously, the Holy Spirit touched me and I began to read the Bible.
At first I couldn’t understand it, but gradually God began to open His Word to me. Now, four years later, I have finished my third year at the Zaporozhye Bible Institute. I lead a small house church and we are in the process of starting a second Bible study. I reach out to people on the street and help at drug and alcohol rehab centres. We are also beginning evangelism in a hospital. I try to preach God’s Word wherever possible.”