Daria Maskaeva (Grace Church, Khabarovsk)

I am very glad and grateful to the Lord for the opportunity to study at the Vision university. From the very beginning, when there was a call to go to university, I decided to study there, but the circumstances of life, busyness and sickness have led me away from this, and by the time I realized it, the admission period was over. Then a Scripture came into my heart: "Ask, and it shall be given to you..." By perseverance! I began to pray and fast, and God has worked upon the hearts of those people who could decide about my enrollment in the University. It was the first victory as I chose to go in this direction.

Each subject reveals a lot to me as I reevaluate many of my life's situations and understand them in a new way. As we studied Romans, I felt the pruning of my heart. Throughout my studies I felt the struggle between my mind and my flesh. I realized that I had to forgive, that God forgives everybody but I couldn't agree with that. My heart was bursting with pain as I tried to hold back tears but I wasn't always able to do that. At the end of the lecture the teacher offered to pray for those who wanted prayer. He prayed for me and the peace of God that surpasses all understanding flooded my heart.

The freedom came! I now look forward to each session. It's like waiting for a surprise, for a new gift. Each teacher inspires, encourages, motivates you to action. As I gain new knowledge I want to share it with everybody I know. There's a depth that comes.