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Hi I'm Sergei

I am a teacher, father of 2 daughters, grew up at Saratov, born at communist times, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Being born in atheist country I was laughing at believers until I've found God myself. I love good books especially from the Russian classics. I enjoy teaching youth and young adults and love my wife and my family. We love skiing, traveling and playing together.

Why I am a Mormon

I was 16 years old when my best friend approached me and has shared that he was going to be baptized at a Church I've never heard about mentioning something about some missionaries! I got worried and upset and said that I need to meet those missionaries to prove them wrong. I also said that one day my friend would die and realize at the deathbed that he has wasted his life for something of no value. My friend has just invited me to an activity in the Church the next day and I happily agreed to come - I wanted to save my friend! ;) The Church was very small at that time I'm Saratov - there were no buildings available. The Church was renting once in a while a room at the local Technical school. This is we're my friend brought me to. And there it happened. I have felt purest, kindest feelings filling my heart toward everything and everybody I've seen. It was like bright light that dispelled the darkness and made me see like never before. With this wonderful God-given feeling (I was sure of that) - faith in a loving God has entered my heart. Next day I came to the actual Sunday Church meeting and again I was glad to feel that great feeling as well as great knowledge that I felt was helping me to become someone better! It all was so exciting that I couldn't help but inviting missionaries to teach me about the Church. They shared the story of how the Church has started and the Book of Mormon. Knowing that God was there and that he loved me and would answer my prayer I have prayed to know if this Church is true and if the book was of Him. He answered me and I know that it is. With this happy knowledge I was baptized into the Church and is very happy about this decision ever since.

How I live my faith

I help in my ward with teaching the leadership and the youth of the Church. I try to live righteously and fight my sins everyday. I am not perfect but the Church helped me to be a little better every day. I am perfectly honest with everyone and strive to be a perfect husband and dad. We look out for needs in community and actively serve wherever we can.

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Sergei
We come to know God by trying to communicate with him thrugh prayer and following his direction. As we are shaping our lives according to His will - we come to a sure knowledge who He really is. We feel more and more of His influence, love and power. And we understand where true happiness is. Show more Show less