Children with Disabilities in Ukraine

Teen’s Deliverance from Spiritual Captivity

“Dear counselor, I would like to make a will”, Dennis*said confidently. The 11 year old young man with special needs continued, “I haven’t told my mother yet. I need to prepare her first, but I want you know, when my time comes, I need to be buried in a sitting position.  It is not good to meet the Lord horizontally”.

I was amazed how much honor and respect for the Lord that Dennis has developed over the recent months of our therapeutic meetings. I was happy to see him experience God’s power in the midst of some very difficult spiritual battles. It took several months for us to find this beautiful freedom. 

Dark Influences

You see Dennis was experiencing some very dark influences that clouded his thoughts. Several years ago, Dennis’ older brother, a young adult, started exploring the occult and would share his discoveries with Dennis. His brother would give Dennis books on mysticism to read and, it seemed, he would enjoy watching his little brother develop fears.
Sometime later, Dennis’ 16 year old cousin started attending satanic meetings in her town. When Dennis and her met, she would sometimes tell him of mysterious occurrences. Dennis’ innocent, flexible mind soaked the stories up like a sponge. 

At some point his cousin managed to convince Dennis that demonic powers were stronger than God. He came to believe, he should try everything in life to find what works best for him, until one day he found himself trapped by fear. Held captive by obsessive thoughts, he would tell people of his need to go to Moscow and burn Lenin’s body down. He feared going to bed at night. He needed God’s freedom.

Friendship for Deliverance

At about that time we became friends at one of the overnight summer camps for children with disabilities. Dennis impressed me with his mature thinking and good nature. He asked good questions about God and enjoyed meditation over His truths. Eventually, he dared to share his fears with me, and we started on a journey towards his healing.

We started meeting after camp. He always made sure to make an appointment with me to talk about life. Little by little he would let the Lord in and let Him empower him to fight the evil and receive freedom. Slowly, but surely, he let go of mysticism and the obsessive thoughts. He started praying and seeking God’s answers to his questions. Several weeks ago he shared he was free from the spiritual bondage.

What a joy to see him free and renewed! It is such a blessing to know that he values the Lord so much that he even wants to make sure he meets God in a proper position. What a privilege it has been to help him.

Friends, thank you for supporting MTU’s mission and for making such awesome spiritual breakthroughs possible.

Olga, MTU Bible teacher
* Name changed for confidentiality