Based in Belarus, Sveta is a dear friend who has served with Stoneworks in various ways over the years. She is indeed a living stone, set among us by the Lord. We are honored and thankful to have her as part of the Stoneworks family.
You can learn more about Sveta here. And now, here are a few words from her:
On My Life
In order to live you have to have a real relationship with God. Only God makes us alive by His Spirit. God is merciful, and when support is needed to be strengthened in faith, He gives. This truth has always been revealed in real life circumstances for me.
On the Motives to Serve
When I was 19 years old I experienced a most miraculous encounter with God: His love and healing. I can’t but share with others about it. People are worthy of God’s Love if they want to accept it. There is not always a way to help a person by solving his/her problems here on earth, but God always has something for each of us that will determine our eternity.
If I feel I must respond to someone’s hard life situation, I take it as a signal from God. At the same time the outer part of the problem does not always lead me to action. It must come from within. God’s math is so different from our human “rational” way of thinking, just as in the example of a sinful woman with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume that she brought to Jesus’ feet.
My Prayer for 15 Years Has Been
I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being (Ephesians 3:16)
I have never forgotten that we are the branches and are to be on the vine. Though naturally in my life there have been stages of fading and almost falling off the vine. But praise God for the people who pray, praise God for His mercy that makes us alive again.