Roman grew up in Uzbekistan to a Christian family in ministry. At the age of 10, he had to leave his home within 48 hours. They fled to Moscow and were told they had to leave. His parents felt that Houston was the place to be so they could start to minister to Russian speaking people.
As a young child, he loved Jesus. When he moved to US, he became complacent, bored of God and bored of life. His life was ordinary and showed no difference between being in the kingdom or not
“I was bored with religion. I no longer wanted to be just a churchgoer who sits on the bench"
About 3 or 4 years ago, he prayed this prayer,
"I want to have "my" stories of how you work in my life and how you use me instead of leading an ordinary life."
God called Roman and his brother to serve among refugees in Houston. The Lord led them to a very specific square in Houston to start a soccer club. Without equipment, a field, money and resources,
“We thought that we were too young to start out own ministry, but we knew God had called us to this”
“Let’s just start and trust God"
God began to open doors and they found a church that let them use their fields and they had equipment donated.
Their goal was to start a club for 20 kids, but on the first day 50 kids came. They were overwhelmed but prayed for more people to help. Soon more volunteers started coming into the mix. The second practice had 80 kids, and the third had 120. Now they have a thriving soccer ministry among refugees in Houston.
“God, use me however You want use me."
He started asking God "What kind of miracle are you going to do today?"