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As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord. - Joshua 24:15 (NIV)

I was raised in a Christian family in Ukraine. Unfortunately my family and other Christians suffered under Soviet rule.

As Christian children, we were persecuted in school. We studied hard but always received lower grades than others. When students began to be recruited for an atheist youth organization, eight of...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, thank you for never forsaking your children, even in the most difficult situations. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Romans 1:8-17

Thought for the Day

God’s strength and power help me to live faithfully.

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