Vladimir Kobylinsky (Shure Foundation Church, Emilchino)

The meaning of the words recorded in the 12th chapter of Hebrews is as follows: There are certain components to help you complete your life journey, namely:

- To look at the Author and Finisher of faith;
- To think about the One who endured.

The Author and the One who endured is the Christ. He is the Word, and the husband to the bride - the Church. He is also the glory of God.

As we behold the glory of the Lord, we are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord (2 Cor. 3:18).

Studying at the University helps and encourages us to put in efforts and maximize using these elements in our lives. It was not in vain when Elijah told Elisha, “If you see me being taken up, you will receive what you ask for”.

Thus, thanks to the University as an assistant in the maximum use of these components (to look and to think), or in other words –to abide in the Word of God, there must be results in the transformation of character. How much has my character been transformed so far? You could say that I am not the same today as I was yesterday, but I am still not what I should be tomorrow. It is probably easier to talk about other people than about ourselves. For example, I can be happy that the sisters who study with me show significant learning progress. Therefore your labor is not in vain. Thank you!

Vladimir Kobylinsky, Emilchino.