Jerry Guibor, a native of California, was graduated from then-San Jose State College with a bachelor's degree in journalism. Over the next 40-plus years, he worked as a photographer, reporter, page designer and editor at newspapers in California, Arizona and Oregon.
In 1994, he moved to Rostov-on-Don, Russia, where he served one year as a missionary. After several subsequent short-term mission trips to Russia and Ukraine, he moved to Kiev, Ukraine, in 2004 and lived there for 13 months, working again as a missionary. The stories in this book were told to him by his friends from those two countries.
Jerry is retired from the newspaper business but continues to travel to Ukraine as a missionary. He has two married children and five grandchildren, all of whom live in Arizona. He resides in Fresno, California, where he operates a photography business, JG Photography.
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From Nyet to Da
Career and volunteer missionaries from the West have been presenting a Christian morals and ethics curriculum to public school teachers in Ukraine since 1992. More than 220 teacher/leaders have been trained and are teaching the curriculum in their public classrooms. The life stories of some of those key leaders are told in From Nyet to Da.
A Candle Burned
For "A Candle Burned," Jerry Guibor interviewed friends of his who were born into Soviet oppression and survived those terrible times to find out there is a living God who loves them. Others stubbornly cling to their atheistic upbringings. Nevertheless, their stories are just as compelling.
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