Testimony Tuesday ~ Kathy (a.k.a. Jack’s Nana)

This is my sister Kathy’s testimony. She is the oldest of 8 siblings. She was born in Tehran and immigrated to the U.S. with my folks shortly after World War II. Kathy is married to Len and she has two daughters Michelle and Melissa. Michelle is married to Ryan and has one son, Jackson.

 

Lana, Kathy, Ellen and Vera (sisters)

Growing up in our family, where our Mom was a Christian and Pop was a very religious man, was a real privilege.  Babushka Vera [our maternal grandmother] was a real prayer warrior and prayed for all of us especially Pop.  Vera [my younger sister] and I would go to Bethany Sunday School occasionally because of our friendships with Tamara and Milla Katkov.  We also went to a midweek meeting at Tamara Kushnerov’s [one of the teachers at Bethany].  I remember hearing my need of a Saviour at this midweek meeting, and then I went home and got on my knees and asked Jesus to come into my heart.  It is all a little fuzzy but I think I was about eight or nine.  Summer camps were a very important part of my growth and maturing in the Lord.  I started teaching Sunday School when I was probably about thirteen, and preparing for that helped me to grow as well.  We used to go to a Tuesday night youth group at YRCA (Young Russian Christian Association) which also added to my growth.  So many events and so many people were used by God to help me grow.

I am now challenged and refreshed by my family as they grow and walk with the Lord.

Thank you, God, for your faithfulness!

Kathy has a peacemaker’s heart and is very kind. She has a degree in teaching but more than that she has the gift of teaching.  Right now besides spending as much time as she can with Jack and substitute teaching,  she is caring for her 93  year old mother-in-law. May God bless her richly for all the good she does in obedience to Him. Kathy truly is an example of a Proverbs 31 woman who fears the Lord and does good for her household and others!

5 thoughts on “Testimony Tuesday ~ Kathy (a.k.a. Jack’s Nana)

  1. Ellen, beautiful! You did an awesome job with Kath’s testimony and the affirmation was so right on! I love my family! Thanks Ellen for the post and you know I love you too!

  2. So true! I’m thanking the Lord right now for a wonderful and godly mother who is such an example to me, especially now that I’m a Mommy. And, I’m thanking Him for ALL the incredible women that I am honored to call aunts/cousins/grandmothers. What a heritage. Thank you, Aunt Ellen!

  3. Thanks for sharing your testimony. What a blessing to have godly parents, grandparents, etc. The whole family thrives on Him. I, too, am blessed with this. I so enjoy the stories of testimony to our God. That little fella is a real sweetheart. What a legacy he is being given. God bless you all richly.

  4. totaltransformation,
    I’m with you and I love testimonies in general.

    Pam,
    So happy to hear you have a God fearing family, too. It really is an overflowing blessing.

    Jack’s mommy,
    Praying for you and all the nieces and nephews to keep close to the Lord so God’s blessings continue from generation to generation.

    Lana,
    I wanted to stick another song in your head….All we need is love, dun dun du ru run, All we need is love, dun du du ru run, All we need is love, love. Love is all we need. 🙂 I love you dearly, too.

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