Organized by: Vladimir Prikhodko
July 10, 2016
Hi I'm Vladimir Prikhodko, I figured I'll start with this alittle bit about myself. I'm 19 years old. I graduated high school last year, which I'm really proud of that. All throughout high school they say that you have to figure out what you want to be or what you want to do. It seemed all throughout high school everyone had it all figured out except for me. I struggled finding out who I was and what I was meant to do in this life. At an early age I tried to find that out in all the wrong places. I got in with a bad crowd and started doing worldly things, looking for answers but never finding them. So I drowned my pain and confusion with drugs and alcohol. One day at 16, when I got to the point where I was tired of looking and never finding. I decided that life wasn't worth living. So I grabbed a gun and went down to the woods ready to take my life. before I pulled the trigger, I asked "God where are you". Being raised in a Christian home I never really encountered God personally. I grew numb to the whole Christianity thing and told myself that it was all made up. But there in the woods, in my brokenness, confusion, and my heart open wide......God spoke!!!! Tears started to flood my eyes, and he just held me. From that day on I was never the same again. Time went on and living that old lifestyle for such a long time, I didn't know how to walk in this new one. The Holy Spirit never left my side despite all that. He sent great men and women of God into my life to help me. do I still struggle sometime with finding out who I am and what I'm supposed to do? Yes! But instead of the looking in the wrong places, I am looking to the One who knows everything about me. He knew me in my mothers womb, before all of creation He knew me. Doesn't that astound you? That the God of the whole universe would care to look into the finest details of our lives. He sent his only Son to pay the ultamite sacrifice on the cross. He did it for me and you!! If your reading this and you don't know Jesus, I just want to say that he paid it all for you. That you no longer have to be a slave to sin, shame, guilt, or condemnation. But you can live a new life, a new identity as Sons and Daughters of the Most High. Jesus said, " I am the way the truth and the light. No one comes to the Father except through me". Accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior and begin your new life in Him today. Tomorrow may never come, take it from someone who has lived in this world and I'm telling you it can never satisfie. There's only one thing that can satisfie and that is Jesus. To the people that know Jesus and walk with him everyday. I encourage you to be bold and courageous! You are the light and salt of this world and you are called to show Jesus to everyone. You have the gift of eternal life. This gift was freely given to you with unexplainable love and it was meant to be shared with other people. that's what I want to do. I feel God is calling me to go to Washington, Vancouver for a 9 month internship. This internship is called Generation 4 Truth internship. This program is 8 months in the class room and a month for a missions trip to Africa. The school cost $4000 and that includes housing. The reason I put $8000 is because im including the missions trip. Everything goes to pay for that, none of it is going for any personal neccessities that I may need when I'm there. I'm getting a job there to pay for food, phone bill and other neccessities. Food, other neccessities will not be provided for me, it's basically going to be like college for 9 months. I'm not finacially stable to pay for this school and missions trip so when God called me to do this, I asked him to pay for it. I believe that our God can do exceedingly, above and beyond anything we could ever imagine or ask for. i live in South Carolina so going 2000 miles away is a pretty big step for me. To be honest I'm alittle excited, nervous and in alittle way scared. I'm trusting that God is going to come through for me because he always does. It's hard to trust God sometimes for me. I believe going to this bible school I will learn to trust him more. Get to know him more and build a stronger relationship with him. Also that I would find myself and find out what he has called me to do. Thank you for hearing me out. Thank you for giving If you gave and if not it's ok I love you either way. I would just ask that you would pray for me. that would be just as helpful and even more. If you would like to find out some more information on this school or church you can visit, generation4truth.com. It'll all be in there. Thank you again , God bless!!