The Testimony of Amina Iskhakova

3-2014 Russan Art #2Amina is in her 90’s and accepted Jesus as her Savior despite the Muslim background. Amina is a name of Arabic decent in the Muslim faith meaning “trustworthy”.

Amina was born in a small village called Takhtaly Tatarstan. She left her hometown at the age of 15 to work in the city. In Krasno-uralsk, Siberia she worked as a painter. She lived through World War II and shortly thereafter, married Saber Iskhakov. After WWII she worked at a hospital where one of her coworkers spoke about Jesus; this was her first time hearing about the Lord.

Amina gave birth to two sons; the youngest, Rafik moved to the United Sates of America in 1998 and in 2000 became a Christian along with his family. As they learned of the way to salvation they began to pray for their parents Amina and Saber so that they to could come to America and learn of the Christian faith. However, Amina professed to be a Muslim in the USSR.

3-2014 Russian Art #1In 2010 Amina came to the USA. Unfortunately, Amina had to come to America without her husband as he had passed away. It took 2.5 years of witnessing to her by Rafik and his family, before she made her choice to be baptized into the Christian faith.

August 10, 2013 Valera Ruchko who is the pastor of Shalom Spiritual Learning Center, that meets at the Minnetonka Seventh-day Adventist Church, baptized Amina. She does not remember much, but when you ask her about her life, she has a particular joy when you reminder her of her baptism. She lights up with a smile when she thinks of her commitment to follow Christ.

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