In January of 2018, Vladimir was diagnosed with stage 4 stomach cancer. He went through various treatments including chemo and immunotherapy to fight for his life. After months of undergoing different procedures, treatments and much suffering, our father’s battle with cancer came to an end when at the age of 56, he went home to be with Jesus. He endured this difficult journey with joy and never once complained, but was always heaven minded for his Hope was in Christ alone. Vladimir leaves behind his wife, 6 children and 13 grandchildren. Much can be said about his life- he was full of joy and grace and his smile would light up the room every time he entered it. Daddy genuinely loved the Lord, his family, and had a deep love and compassion for people whom he served whole heartedly. He had a passion for evangelism and would share the gospel with hundreds calling them to be made right with God and to place their faith in Christ. Daddy was a man of integrity, truth, wisdom, peace, and lived daily by example. He loved to pray and would always encourage us to redirect our gaze on Christ and be eternally minded in our daily lives. Although he is pain free with Jesus right now for which we greatly rejoice, We will miss our sweet daddy terribly and life just won’t be the same without him. We ask that you would keep our whole family in your prayers especially our dear mother as you can imagine the pain she’s enduring after losing her beloved who was most dear and precious to her. She has been without a job for the last 5 months as she took care of our father. We would like to ease her financial burden as she navigates and adjusts to all the changes in the next few months. As she grieves the loss of her husband, finances should be the least of her worries so we would ask that you consider blessing her in this way. We sincerely appreciate all of your encouragement, prayers, love, and support! It has meant the world to our family! May God bless you in abundance!