Alina Finds Jesus on YouTube

Alina had rejected God. The 22-year-old was born to a Christian family in Russia but rejected the faith and life of her parents.

“My parents prayed for me,” she later told Back to God Ministries International Russian outreach team, “but I left the church. I didn’t want anything to do with God. I did drugs and was completely sinful. I was looking for love, but people were using me. I was on a path to death.”

Then someone gave Alina a video produced by BTGMI Russian ministry associate Lika Roman.  The video got Alina’s attention.

“I thought I was too dirty, that there was no chance for me to ever be pure again,” testified Alina. “But the video message talked about spiritual purity, and that in the end, it’s not what I have done, but what Jesus does for you.”

Alina found and watched several other videos in the series on YouTube and says, “It brought life to my heart. Right there by the computer, I repented.”

Alina moved away from the city where she had fallen into destructive relationships, resumed contact with her parents, and is now completely involved in the ministry of a local church.

Some time later, Alina heard Lika speak at a church conference and told her, “I’m here because I heard about Jesus through you.” 

About the Author

Nancy Vander Meer is a staff writer with Back to God Ministries International in Grand Rapids, Mich.