Hello, my name is Yelisey. I am 18 years old. I was born in Dagestan, Russia, in a believing family. When I was 10, I moved to the city of Ivanova in Russia. My whole family moved there because my father is a missionary. I’m the fifth child in the family, I have 3 sisters and a brother.
Since I was born in a Christian family, I never doubted the existence of God. I could see His miracles and His glory in my own life, and in the lives of other people. I had my Dad, and his work and his ministry. I had my own ministry: I helped in the camps, and I helped organising them. But it wasn’t really in my heart. It was very hard for me because I didn’t live right, and at some point I realised that I didn’t use my talents and my time well. I used them for myself and my own profit. But now I understand that I want to dedicate everything that I have to God because He gave these things to me. I understand that my life hadn’t been giving the right outcomes and at the moment I realise that I need to study in order to find answers to some questions, not just for myself but also for other people whom I am in contact with.
I really want to serve God, I want to be like my father: I want to be dedicated in my ministry, committed in my ministry. I want to find my calling.