Partnering with Sasha and Natasha Tsutserov: His Testimony
Read the incredible testimony of Sasha Tsutserov, a former KGB Agent who became a full time minister, and is now working to raise a whole new generation of Christian leaders in Russia.
“I became a member of the Communist Party in Russia and secured a position in the KGB. I had a bright future. One day, my daughter befriended an American girl whose father was a missionary in Moscow. I felt obligated to investigate these foreigners who had made such an impact on my family. I was irresistibly drawn to their joy for life, for each other and for the Lord. Step by step, I began to realize their generosity and joy stemmed from their love for God.
At first, I gave God a 50/50 chance: since no one could prove God’s existence, then no one could deny Him either. I stepped away from my aggressively atheistic realm. One day, I was attending a church retreat, and while I was praying, I had a vision. I saw God standing on the top of a mountain. I felt I was a jar of clay. God was pouring down pure gold of the Holy Spirit right inside of the jar- me. From that moment on, I needed no evidence for God’s existence. For I knew God in Jesus Christ.
When I returned home that day I met Jesus, my wife asked “What’s wrong with you? You are smiling!” You see, I had never smiled before. But that day, Jesus made me smile. I admitted that I had become a Christian. She, in turn, confessed that she had become a Christian even earlier than I did, but she had been scared to tell me, a KGB agent!
In July 1993, I was baptized and openly proclaimed my faith in Jesus Christ. I soon realized I could not keep both my faith and my job, so I quit working for the KGB. We, as a part of a team of 10 converts, then planted a church in Moscow. I knew God had called me to a ministry in education. But there was no school in Russia offering a degree in biblical studies because the Communists had prohibited theological training. Therefore, I had to study abroad. In 1997, I graduated from Asbury in Wilmore, Kentucky, with a master of divinity degree, and in 2004, I earned a Ph.D. in New Testament at St. Andrews, Scotland.
Today, I serve as director and professor of the Moscow seminary. I am raising a new generation of Christian leaders. I dream of training men and women to evangelize the lost and to plant churches across Russia and the former Soviet Union!”
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