Last Thursday night, i went to a womens night at Celebration Church!
Vera, who pastors Hillsong Church Kiev and Moscow, alongside her husband in Kiev. Kiev is the capital and one of the largest cities in Ukraine.
Here is a picture via the “Kiev Wiki Page” that i found:
Vera is actually the worship leader at the church. So not only is she an amazing speaker, but she can sing as well!
Here is a youtube video of Vera Singing:
Her story was unbelievable. Honestly.
She experienced some of the deepest rejection i have ever heard anyone speak about.It was an incredible story. I cant imagine growing up the way Vera did.
She shared about living in the Soviet Union and prior to its collapse while she was in school, she was actually taught that there was no God every single day in a class. She was completely indoctrinated. But that didn’t stop the creator of the universe from reaching down into her life and touching her.
She met Jesus, and her life was forever changed. She explained how it didnt happen over night. It took her some time to realize that she had to open her heart so God could pour into her.
It is amazing to know that God can radically change someone, even someone who has never even heard His name. He is bigger than government, He is bigger than communism, He is bigger than false indoctrination. And He deeply cares for everyone. No matter who they are, no matter what they believe, He desires to be in communion with them.
I hope that wherever you are, you realize that God has a purpose and a plan for your life. That he desires to bring you out of whatever captivity it is you are in. He will free you, even from bondage that you put yourself in, and you will walk in freedom.
Jeremiah 29:11-13 11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”
God is always listening! Seek him with your whole heart and you WILL find him!