3/7/2022 – Belgorod-Dnestrovsky

From Lxxx: March 7 (Day12). Dear prayer warriors, Thank you for being with us during this hard time. Thank you for your messages that are very helpful. When I read them I imagine that I talk to each of you and it’s such a comforting feeling.

I thank God for another quiet night in our town. Yesterday God blessed us with several good events.

On Saturday our daughter, Kxxx, reached Kishinev, the capital of Moldova, and spent the night in a church there. Then in the morning she headed to Romania where Bob and Andrea Burnham met her and placed her and children in a very nice apartment. On the way to Romania the girl-friend of our son, Kxxx, joined Katya and now they stay together and Katya is very glad to have somebody who can help her with children.

Yesterday our son finally was able to reach home. It was another blessing that we are so thankful for. We see how God is answering us. Thank you for your mighty prayers.

Yesterday we had a good worship in the church. It was strange to have no children with us. I felt like an orphan sitting alone without my three fidgets who were always with us in the church.

Every day they tell in the news about intelligence information of a preparation of the enemy to attack Odessa. We live in the state “it can happen today”. It’s so hard to know about many people in other cities who have no heating, no electricity, no water, no food. We ask God to protect us of this catastrophe.

Our counseling center had more calls yesterday. Some of the calls were from Russia and Belarus.

Yesterday from the news we learnt that our army destroyed several planes which were bombing our territory, destroyed several land enemy groups. We confessed to each other that we feel glad to know that the enemy dies. And then we began to think what’s happening and how terrible the war is that makes us be glad to the death.

Please, pray for us to live this through and be able to heal from the anger and hatred and feel our hearts with love and peace. Please, pray this prayer for all Ukrainians.

Please, pray for our work that we are going to do today: the women of our church will cook food for the soldiers, I will work in the local defense center and Sergey will organize help in the church. Our son Vxxx is going to the recruitment office today.

And let’s pray for the end of this terrible war.

In Christ,
Sxxx and Lxxx

15 responses to “3/7/2022 – Belgorod-Dnestrovsky”

  1. We are praying for you. We pray that the Holy Spirit will be with you to comfort and strengthen, and also to work His fruit in you, in the middle of fear and war. We pray for your safety and for your witness for Jesus.

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  2. Good morning from Atlanta, Georgia. My heart is breaking for you all. I am so glad to hear that your daughter and grandchildren have made it to safety and connected with the Burnhams, and that your son is back with you. I remember with fondness when in 2003 my father (Paul Alexander) brought me to Belgorod-Dnestrovksy to see everything you all were doing in the church and clinic. You are showing the love of Christ to everyone who is suffering. I am praying with tears for God’s deliverance. Our eyes look to God in this. He is our only hope.

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  3. Lord, I lift up my brother and sister. I’m so thankful you brought their daughter and grandchildren safely out of Ukraine. Please bring an end to this war. Please draw us closer to you even when darkness is so dark.

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  4. Our church held a prayer meeting last night and we prayed earnestly for the Lord to bring an end to this terrible invasion. We prayed Psalm 18 and asked the Lord to be your rock, fortress, and deliverer.

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  5. I remember your warm hospitality and the life changing experience of visiting your church and ministry when I visited with my grandfather, Paul Alexander, in 2006. My family and I are earnestly praying for you all and for the other believers in Ukraine, that God would strengthen you and fill you with hope. That you would be filled with comfort knowing that your life is hid with Christ on high, no matter what happens. I’m so thankful to hear of the answered prayers and that your family is safe. May you continue to see God’s mighty hand at work in your lives and in the life of your ministry, clinging to the promise that “the righteous cry out and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to the broken-hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:17-18

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  6. I remember your warm hospitality and the life changing experience of visiting your church and ministry when I visited with my grandfather, Paul Alexander, in 2006. My family and I are earnestly praying for you all and for the other believers in Ukraine, that God would strengthen you and fill you with hope. That you would be filled with comfort knowing that your life is hid with Christ on high, no matter what happens. I’m so thankful to hear of the answered prayers and that your family is safe. May you continue to see God’s mighty hand at work in your lives and in the life of your ministry, clinging to the promise that “the righteous cry out and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to the broken-hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:17-18

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  7. My heart is lifted today from your good news, that you are still there praising God in the midst of such struggle and heartache for your beautiful country. May our merciful God strengthen and protect you, your family, and your church family as you work today. It is a testimony, a faithful witness, as is the love of Christ you feel even for your enemies. And today may He who calms the waters make them rough on your coastline! Psalm 31.

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  8. Good morning from Boston, MA. How my heart breaks for you and all of Ukraine. I share in thanksgiving for God’s answers to prayers, and I continue in incessant prayer for the ongoing crisis.

    You are an example to all of us in more peaceful countries—what it looks like to be the hands and feet of Christ at personal cost. I am greatly encouraged and challenged by your faithfulness. May God continue to give abundant grace to you during these extreme times.

    Romans 8:38-39

    [38] For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, [39] nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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  9. Our Father in heaven,

    Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us
    Give us this day our daily bread
    Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for Thine is the kingdom, the power, the glory.
    Thy will be done.
    Hallowed be Thy name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as in heaven.

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  10. Dear Lxxx,
    Thank you so much for taking the time to write updates and prayer requests! This means so much, having this connection and learning specifically how to pray for you, your family the church and all of Ukraine!
    Even though, it has been awhile since I lived in Ukraine, a part of my heart will always be there!
    My heart is breaking for the disaster that is striking your land, now. But there is definitely comfort in cleaning to the hope we have in Christ, knowing this is not our home and remembering Jesus has already won the victory!
    Love, Jill

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  11. I pray for people in Ukraine that God will protect you, comfort you, provide you with what you need, be with you, fight with you, fight for you, save you, and bring peace so that His name will be exalted in Ukraine.

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  12. Sending love to you and petitions to God for a quick and righteous end to this conflict. We do not know what God is doing, but He is doing something and He asks us to trust Him. A difficult thing to do in the midst of suffering. We are praying for your perseverance and that God would bring miracles and evidences of His presence, protection and provision. From Ontario, Canada

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