Taking the key and opening the box, Vassia finds the old sheepskin cap. He slips his hand into the lining and finds the wallet and roll of papers, just as his dying grandfather said. Determined to fulfill his mission, the fourteen-year-old sets out on a dangerous journey all the way to St. Petersburg to obey his grandfather’s will. It will take great care and vigilance to keep out of the hands of his pursuer, and with a heavy heart Vassia sets out, knowing he will never see his beloved grandfather again.
Courage and faith accompany Vassia as he faces one frightening predicament after another. Frigid temperatures and a pack of starving wolves are just the beginning, but he whispers, “I am not alone, because the Father is with me.”
May Vassia’s adventures in the harsh land of Russia inspire us to move forward with great purpose through life’s hardships, being confident that God will go with us.