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I am 23. I have come from Ufa, Bashkortostan, in Russia. I am a Tatar. I grew up in an orphanage, my parents died when I was 1 year old. I have two older twin sisters. We were placed in a foster family but after a few years I was returned to the orphanage, and my sisters stayed with the family. In my last year at the orphanage I met some missionaries who came to lead homeless children to Christ. I attended their club and heard about Jesus. I also saw how they loved everyone who came to them. After a while I believed in Jesus and began to follow him. Praise God!

When I became a believer, my sisters became even more distant from me because they felt that I had betrayed the Muslim faith. We don’t really get to see each other anymore. They are still unbelievers.

I like travelling and learning about new cultures and languages. I also love to read and play table tennis. My live changed completely after I became a believer and is still changing. God has called me to preach the gospel to people who don’t know him yet. Right now, I am enjoying sharing about Jesus with Muslims. A year ago, I went to the North Caucasus to preach the gospel to Muslims. After 1 year there I realised I needed to learn more and grow in my missionary calling. That is why I came to EMC to study.

Please pray for me, for my character, pray that God will work on me and change me for his glory. Also pray for my ministry here in Kazan. I share Christ with people in the streets. Pray that God give me a girl that I could start a family with. Thank you for praying for me! God bless you.