Amy George was born in Drushkovka, Ukraine, in the unsettling years prior to World War II. Amy never knew what a birthday was until she was six, celebrated her first Christmas at the age of nine, and first heard about God when she was ten.
On an October night in 1937, the sounds of a fist pounding on their door began a horrific journey for the family. No reason was given as their home was invaded and searched by the NKVD (Secret Police) and her father whisked away into the night. Amy’s father was sentenced to 10 years in Siberian slave labor camps, leaving his wife and children, including two year old Amy, poverty stricken, struggling to survive in sub-zero temperatures, and suffering near starvation.