Lxxx (Day 21) Dear brothers and sisters, We had a disturbing day yesterday. There was intensive bombing of our coast, the ships and planes sent rockets to our beach zone. There is a lot of destruction. Our summer house is ok, but some houses of our neighbors are seriously damaged.
We had a lot of air alarms yesterday. The people in our town, strange as it sounds, have begun to ignore the alarms. One pilot who came home to visit his family for one day when saw people calmly walking in the streets during the sirens sounds wrote an appeal: “People are sitting close to the enemy positions with the radar on to detect the launch of a missile from a plane or ballistic missile. In a second this information is transmitted to us, and in two seconds we give a signal and the sirens are turned on. We have our eyes on the monitors because we believe that our work can save someone’s life.” They say that when the rocket is flying nobody knows exactly what place it is going to hit, so it’s wise to get to the safe place.
Yesterday we talked to our daughter who is in Romania with her children, and she said that our oldest grandson, Jxxx, is very homesick, his younger sisters miss home too, but they are not so depressed. Our grandchildren used to spend the weekends with us. We used to go to the church together and then we always thought of some fun to do with them. It’s very hard to be apart. Yesterday we talked to them all in Zoom and prayed together.
The counselors of our counseling center are answering the calls. People call from different places of Ukraine.
Today we are receiving the first refugees in our church. It’s a family from Nikolayev.
Please, pray for the end of this terrible war. Pray for our soldiers and for our churches to be strong in this battle.