Thanks be to our Lord for His constant love and care toward us. Our Seminary continues to bring much fruit for our Lord and His Kingdom. Many students are very thankful for the opportunity they have to study and use what they learned in their everyday life. God always blesses every ministry done for His glory. Studying in the Seminary enables students to preach God’s word more effectively and broaden His Kingdom. Brothers from Georgia come especially to our Seminary to study. They do not have the school of this kind in Georgia and spend much money to buy tickets, to come and receive the knowledge that they need for their ministry. Following are a few words from Vladimyr Kryshko one of the students of Kiev Theological Seminary.
Vitaly Yurchenko Kiev Theological Seminary Rector
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy, has caused us to be born again to a living hope, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. The first time in my life I prayed to God was for repentance on the 19th of June 1997. After this day I started a new life with new friends, new works and new desires. One of my wishes was to study in Christian school or Seminary. My decision to study in the Seminary arose the interest of my coworkers for the second time. Many questions and opinions appeared. So I witness now about my longing and hope to be with God and serve Him each time before I leave to Kiev for studying.
In the educational process I receive a lot of materials, books, lectures, videos and sermons. On my return I share with brothers and sisters my impressions and studied topics. Many lectures, video seminars and sermons I copy for our church members and for my friends from different cities. Brothers often remind me to remember that they are waiting for new materials and books. I do my best to execute “orders” for different theological materials and questions on Christianity.
Students continue their fellowship even after the class sessions are over. We keep in contact, visit each other and pray for our needs. God gave me opportunities to visit home churches of some students in Khartsizsk, Kharkov and Kiev. We also spend time with our professors after classes.
I am very thankful to God for the opportunity to study in the Seminary that supports me greatly in my spiritual life and helps me in my ministry. Thanks to all who care for the existence of this Seminary. Please pray for us. May God bless you.