“Infinitely More”–Book Review

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What an incredible read! …especially for those with a heart for Russia, orphans, & life testimonies of God’s love and plans for the ‘least of these.’ 

Infinitely More is “The amazing true story of one Russian orphan’s search for meaning and purpose and the God who relentlessly pursued him” by Alex Krutov. 

I have known Alex for about 2 years and was in awe of his story since I first heard it through the bits and pieces he told me… but nothing compared to being able to read it in full in this book.

It begins at his birth and tells how he found in a dumpster, abandoned by his mother at only 3 days old and takes you on his journey of some bright days and many dark times in a maze of the Russian orphanage system.  Despite his periods of abandonment, isolation, neglect, failed adoption, living on the streets, and questioning the value of his life… it is evident that God was pursuing him.  He had a plan for Alex.  He ordained events and brought people to him at just the right time.  God’s hand in Alex’s life lifted him out of a hopeless and lonely life to one of great promise and anointing as he now ministers to orphaned children who come from that same dark place. 

What an incredible example of the way God loves, pursues, and can use anyone. He is able to do infinitely more than we can imagine!

Infinitely More is available on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle versions: http://amzn.com/0982635346

For more information about Alex Krutov’s transition home ministry to orphanage graduates in Russia visit: http://www.theharborspb.org/

Though my father and mother forsake me,
The Lord will receive me.
Psalm 27:10

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Ukraine’s Lost Children–Video

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This week, guardian.co.uk posted an incredible story about the street children in Ukraine.

I know way too many boys that I do not want to end up like this. Take 15 minutes and get a glimpse into their lives, hear their stories, go with them into their world…

Ukraine's lost children - video

 

I have such a long story. I was born in Russia. When I was three months old, my mother abandoned me at the maternity clinic.  I don’t really want to talk about it. I went from orphanage to orphanage to orphanage. That’s my life so far. Orphanage. Street. Orphanage. Soon my youth will be over.

Of course, my mother never gave me a name.  Strangers named me. Not my mother or father.  I don’t know. Every night at the orphanage from the first to the ninth grade, I would cry at night into the pillow. It was so painful. I saw how some children had parents who came to see them, how they were happy.  I couldn’t imagine such a life for myself. When I did imagine, I cried to myself under the pillow. Honestly, it’s so painful without parents, I wouldn’t want to wish anyone to live without parents.

I’m only thankful to my mum that she gave birth to me. That she didn’t abort me. I’m thankful to my mum that she gave birth to me. I don’t know her circumstance. Maybe she didn’t have any other choice…

 

Direct link – http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2011/apr/05/ukraine-lost-children-video

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