Hard-Working Overachiever Sees His Need for Jesus

December 17 2012

Hard-Working Overachiever Sees His Need for Jesus

As an energetic overachiever, 27-year-old Dima was always looking for ways to improve his English. That’s why it didn’t take this Ukrainian logistics specialist long to decide to participate in OMS-Ukraine’s English camp. He was sure this camp would deepen his English knowledge.

What he didn’t know was how his life would ultimately change because of this camp. English speakers, through short-term mission trips, spent 10 days speaking English with Dima. Many of these discussions were about Jesus. Dima didn’t open up fully to Jesus at camp but became more spiritually sensitive.

After returning home from the English camp, Dima started to attend OMS’ English clubs regularly. He also occasionally attended the spiritual Life Groups.

The Living Water began to work on some fine cracks in the hard wall of his heart. He participated in a fall discipleship retreat with the Life Groups, and it was then that he noticed changes starting to happen inside him. 

The Living Water had begun to leak into his heart through the cracks. He found he didn’t want to argue with others anymore. He felt happier and had a desire to encourage his coworkers. Something was changing.

After a retreat the following spring, the dam completely broke. Dima opened his life fully to Jesus.

Today, he’s participating in weekly Bible study and marking up his Bible with all kinds of questions and insights. He has s desire to restore a troubled relationship with his sister. He’s praying for lost friends. He feels conviction when he offends someone. He’s seeking to live a holy life. God has even used him to share the Good News with others.

Through Dima’s experience at the English camp in Ukraine, he not only increased his English skills, but his whole life changed as well. Would you like to spend two weeks in Ukraine, talking with people like Dima who want to strengthen their English skills, but need much, much more. They need to find Jesus.

Check out the opportunities to serve on a short-term mission trip with Men for Missions. Let your Life-Changing Journey begin today.


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