Faces of Elderly Ministry: Vasilii
Vasilii was born 300 kilometers from Moscow near city of Orel. When Nazi troops invaded the area in 1942 Vasili and his family were under the occupation. As Soviet Army began to push back the nazis ordered them to leave with them. One early morning the guards were missing and their family decided to escape and join the Soviet army. Just before they got over their front line his father stepped on a mine.
Several times he was sent over the front line by the Red Army commanders to collect information on occupied territory. After studying to work on metal equipment he started to work at a factory making parts for cannons. All this time he wanted to fight on the front-lines. He added an extra year to his age as he signed up to fight. In 1944 he earned the rank of junior lieutenant.
For several years now KBC elderly ministry and friends from USA visit Vasilii and his wife. They deliver food care packages as well as aspire to be the light of the Lord in their lives. Vasilii is a convinced communist, though many in KBC church and in USA pray that the Lord would touch his heart.
We invite you to join us in prayers for Vasilii.
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