My name is Lilia Fandrich, I am 39 years old and was lucky to enjoy a wonderful childhood in Kazakhstan, for which I am very grateful. When I was 12 years old, I moved to Ludwigsburg, along with my family. I completed my secondary education receiving a degree as a Geriatric Nurse.
My 18 years in elderly care have certainly shaped me. I was allowed to grow, learned to navigate an incredible variety of personalities, to laugh and even, occasionally, to shed some tears. I was very often faced with the reality that life on earth is not eternal. But at the same time, I learned that there is someone who leads, guides and provides.
I have learned more and more about this Someone over the past 6 years, and how to better love Him.
And even more importantly, I have been able to experience God’s love for me. Since I love sports so much, and love to be in nature, I was always encouraged by various people to go to Tauernhof. And so I went, in 2016! I experienced a marvelous Summit Week full of sunshine everyday. Later, I would also attend a couple Ski Retreats through which I began to build relationships, making Tauernhof all the more familiar.
It was a terrific privilege for me to help in the building phase of the “Jubilee Project.” If someone had told me then that I would be cleaning the very steps I had helped build with my older brothers, or that I would clean the Sauna, where my brothers had laid tiles, then I probably would have laughed. But now here I am, doing just that! As the new head of housekeeping, I am responsible for the cleaning of the rooms and buildings.
“Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go… For I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.” Gen. 28:15
This verse flew out of my locker at the Retirement Home as I was cleaning it out. God does what HE promises. That is exactly what I am experiencing right now.