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!