Support & Encouragement From Olga Anischenko
& The Open Heart Ministry
"The adversity in our life has hardened our family, making us bolder, kinder, and more sensitive to human pain. Having received love and support from kind people, we also want to serve people. We hope this site will serve you as a blessing."
Olga Anischenko, the Author of "The Puzzle of Elijah" book, and the Founder of "The Open Heart Ministry of Olga Anischenko"
Our story

The Anischenko family's story

The Open Heart Ministry was born after Elijah Anischenko, the hero of “The Puzzle of Elijah” book, was born to Oleg and Olga Anischenko’s family.

"The Puzzle of Elijah" book

Elijah was born with a very ill heart and lived only seven months and seven days.  He changed his family’s life forever by showing them the other side of this life and the pain of others.  Elijah’s presence in Oleg and Olga Anischenko’s life has given birth to “The Puzzle of Elijah” book and “The Open Heart Ministry”. 

"The Open Heart Ministry"

Olga’s message is one of hope.  It helps people find peace and inner healing through her book, through her testimony, and through her life stories about God’s mercy during fiery trials in life.  

Our local & International focus
  • To emotionally support families, who are going through an adversity in life.  Examples:  illness, abuse, special needs child, divorce or death of a loved one, and more. 
  • To encourage people share their stories in order to help other hurting people. 
  • To raise up leaders in order to bring love, hope and emotional healing to the world.  
Our Programs & Services

Support groups

We provide support to people who are going through hard times in life.  At this point, we are providing support for Russian-speaking ladies only.  Please let us know if you would like to be part of an English-speaking support group. 

Women's Conferences

We provide conferences and retreats.  At this time, we are providing women’s conferences for Russian-speaking women only.  However, we are planning the English-speaking conference for the spring of 2022.  Please let us know if you would like to be part of it. Thank you!

Families with Special Needs ministry

The “Life with a Special Needs Child” project was born in October 2020. Maria Boltenko, who immigrated from Russia to the USA in 2005, a mother of a 14-year-old son, Sasha, who has Downs Syndrome and Autism, heard Olga’s story on social media and read her book. It answered many of Maria’s questions and helped her change the focus from “God punishing you with an ill child” to “God is preparing you for something more.” 

Women's gatherings with a cup of tea

Every first Tuesday of the month, women meet and greet each other, share their stories, sing, and encourage each other. Currently, we are providing women’s gatherings for Russian-speaking women only. But we are also planning to start the women’s groups for  English-speaking women. If you would like to participate, please let us know. Thank you!

"Open Heart" Studio - People's stories and Testimonies / Talk Shows

We have two YouTube channels, one is in Russian and one is in English.  The Russian YouTube channel has hundreds of video testimonies.  And the English channel has some also.  We invite you to visit both.  If you would like to share your life story in our program, please let us know.  Thank you!

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