When a Heart Turns to Christ - November 12, 2021

The story of Aleksandr began in 1918 in Russia. By early adulthood he was a disciple of Marx and Lenin. In World War II, he was drafted into the military. He was falsely accused of spying, and arrested. Over the next eight years in prison, his faith in the communist regime diminished. The decisive moment came in January 1952 when he received a visit from a Jewish doctor who had recently become a Christian.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn soon followed in the steps of the doctor. He described his conversion in the book The Gulag Archipelago. Who would have ever imagined that deep in a prison built on atheism a heart would turn to Christ and would touch the world?