As a child, Sasha's family (in Moscow) was very poor and she lived her life without hope. But Jesus changed her life and she now reaches out to orphans and street children so that they may have hope …
Reaching Out To Street Children
Life in Russia
I was born in Moscow, Russia in 1976. My father was very abusive, and my mother was always in deep depression. I spent my childhood and youth without hope. We were very poor and I often wondered why no one wanted to help us.
Grateful for the help of an American woman
I'm grateful that I learned how to read and write. Because of that I was able to learn English on my own and I found a pen pal in the United States. This woman came to Moscow to visit me. At the age of 16, I asked her to help me to begin a modeling career in the United States and she agreed.
Disappointment with my life as a model
I was working as a model for one and a half years but I was very disappointed with life. Many of the models were on drugs and there was much jealousy and hatred around me. I became depressed. I decided I didn't want to be a model anymore, but I didn't know what I wanted to do with my life.
My life changed
A friend at school invited me to church, where I accepted Jesus as my savior. God has really changed me! I became a very happy person. I went to an excellent church where I became involved in the praise and worship team, the evangelistic team and children's ministry. I also began attending the University of Washington and working part time at my church's school. The Lord was preparing me for missionary work in Moscow. After I graduated from University where I had been a student in International Studies, I worked as a Medical Interpreter.
Sharing His love with street children
In 2000, I returned to Moscow as a missionary. I think it is because as a child we had no one to help us that I am drawn to relief work among the orphans and street children. I don't want these children to grow up without love and care like I did. I really enjoy taking care of the broken and wounded. I'm a leader of praise and worship in my church. I pray for people in need. I believe God has led me to my calling in life. I feel really happy. I enjoy gathering clothes for those who have none and sharing the love of Jesus with them.
Do you know Jesus today? Please, write to me if you want to know more about Him. He has never failed me. He has made me glad! I hope you come to know Him today.
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