Count Modest Modestowitsch von Korff, who once served as master of ceremonies and court marshal at the royal court, was a child of a spiritual awakening that began in 1874 in St. Petersburg, Russia. Having believed in the living God through the English Lord Redstock, he, along with other members of the highest Russian aristocracy, became a zealous evangelist.
And it is not surprising that very soon he faced opposition from the state church and was eventually expelled from his homeland. Remaining faithful to the Lord, he continued to preach the gospel for many decades, in particular in Switzerland, with the love and joy of a Christian, confident in his eternal salvation. Until, at a ripe old age — at the age of 91 — the Lord called him back to Himself to the eternal heavenly abodes.