A Future and a Hope With Jesus


Thanks to partners like you, these women are growing in their faith with "Rivka."

Irina’s life “was like hell.” As the sole bread-winner for her three kids—and the wife of a man who spent their money recklessly—she was deep in debt and angry. Irina was in a hard place. She continues her story:

“One day as I was coming back from work my neighbor Valya came up to me and said that God loves me and that He could change my life if I began to trust Him. This seemed impossible to me. I didn’t see any way out; I had so many debts to pay!

“Valya invited me to a meeting for women, but I told her I had no time for such meetings. The next day I fell very ill. I had a fever and a hemorrhage and was rushed away to hospital. 

“On the way to the hospital I remembered my conversation with Valya and began to pray, asking God to help me. I promised that if He helped me, I would come to Valya’s group for women.

“When the doctors examined me, they didn’t find anything wrong and sent me home. God had healed me… but I didn’t realize it at that moment.

“On my way back from the hospital, I remembered Valya and went to visit her. We watched ‘Magdalena’ together. It was when I saw the part about the woman who had suffered from bleeding for 12 years that I realized it was God who healed me!

“After that day we watched the ‘Rivka’ series and I learned many things. I saw how difficult it was for women at that time, but God never left them because they trusted Him. 

“I also realized that my old life was like dirty water in a well, and if I allowed the Holy Spirit to rule my life, it would become a clean fountain. I was ‘knocked over’ by this revelation. I repented before God, and He took the throne of my life!

“Now I’m afraid even to remember what kind of person I used to be—how much anger there was in me! My life is getting better now, and though at times it’s still difficult, I see through the example of the ‘Rivka’ characters that God won’t leave me alone.”


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"You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand." Psalm 16:11 (New International Version).