Russia | Yanina Asadulina, Information Department, Kyrgyz Mission

Every person strives to live a happy and fulfilling life. But is it possible to do so, especially during this time of global crisis? What is the secret to living a happy and fulfilling life? Who can give us such a life of abundance and joy in spite of our circumstances? 

During seven meetings entitled “A full life in times of limitations' ' held from October 16th to the 23rd, Viktor Aleksandrovich Kozakov answered these thought provoking questions and revealed the keys to living the fulfilling life that the Bible proclaims we can have. The guests of the program were able to plunge into the depths of spiritual reflections, turn to the Lord in united prayer for their needs and the needs of those close to them, and also enjoy wonderful musical works performed by solo singers, a worship group from Tokmak city, and the spouse of Viktor Alexandrovich, Natalya Kozakova.

Every day, an average of 40 people attended the program and each one was actively involved throughout the program. Each guest had the opportunity to write down their questions for the pastor, as well as talk about circumstances in their life that they desire special prayer for. At the beginning of the program, guests took part in a short quiz and received very interesting and useful literature as a gift for correct answers.

At the end of each meeting, the attendees united in groups as they sat in a relaxed atmosphere over a cup of tea, to discuss questions based on the evening's program, shared their thoughts, and prayed together.

But among the participants there were not only adults, the youngest listeners also came to the program, wishing to learn spiritual truths. For them, the leaders of the Children's Ministry Department held special sessions in which toddlers and teenagers drew, read, played, and discussed topics that affect their own relationship with God.

[Photo: Euro-Asia Division’s news site]

[Photo: Euro-Asia Division’s news site]

Guests with special needs were also accommodated as sign language interpreters were also in-person translating the spoken word to sign language. The meetings were also broadcast online for those who could not personally attend.

As a result of all the meetings, a general Sabbath service was held, which was attended by more than 100 people. During the service of praise, texts from the Holy Scriptures were read and common hymns were sung in Russian and Kyrgyz. At the end of the service, many of those present expressed a desire to pray for their relatives and friends who had not yet accepted Christ as their Savior. The praises, fervent prayers and even tears made it evident that the Holy Spirit touched the hearts of everyone present.

This article was originally published on the Euro-Asia Division’s news site.