Saturday, December 27, 2014

A pious Russian soul

Recently I have acquainted with a wonderful Russian sister in Christ, Irina. 

Her testimony (here) was so touching that I decided to translate it into Japanese. In spite of many difficulties such as physical disability and bullying, she has not been crushed nor depressed, but earnestly kept seeking the truth. Those who read her writings will see the inner beauty of this lady.

The believers in Russia had passed through fiery trials under communist regime, as you know. 

When you read books like Judith Martyred Missionary of Russia, Little Lame Walter The Young Hero of Faith and The Russians’ Secret, you will be surprised how these simple men and women (even little children) could endure such a severe persecution. Surely the pious seeds of faith have deeply been planted in the hearts of Russian people.

The presence of a sister like Irina testifies the truth of Jesus’ Word which says;
Blessed are the pure in heart,
For they shall see God.  Matthew 5:8
This is my sincere prayer that our Lord continue to shine His light through her and many other Russian believers in all of the world. Amen.