Burdened by immense financial challenges, Denys decided to take up criminal schemes to get money out of people. He planned his stunt by putting together some objects and he sat down to write a threatening letter demanding payment from a certain person. In order to hide his handwriting, Denys decided to cut out letters from a book and arrange the words on paper to spell out his demands.
He searched in his library for a suitable book, but he found value in every book he flipped through. When he came across a book hehad received from a Gideon, he assumed it would be the book he could cut up without regret. Ready to begin tearing out pages, he instead opened the book and began reading.
Before he knew it, Denys had finished reading the Gospels. God not only stopped his intention to destroy His Word, but also instilled a hope in Denys’ heart as he discovered the truth about Jesus Christ. That same week, after accepting Jesus, Denys visited a church, which he later joined. Today, he is a Gideon in Sarata, Ukraine, and he bears witness to the Word of God as the rest of his family has also come to know Jesus as Lord.
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