3/16-2022 – Belgorod Dnestrovsky

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.

In Christ,
Lxxxx

10 responses to “3/16-2022 – Belgorod Dnestrovsky”

  1. Thank you for update- helps so much in how to pray -We continue to remember you our brothers and sisters. The Lord knits his children together even when across the world

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  2. We prayed for you this morning– specifically for comfort for you, your daughter, and your grandkids while you are separated from one another. We also prayed for the protection of Odessa, particularly Psalm 35: 1-8. Lord, contend with those who contend against Ukraine!

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  3. Dear Lxxxx,
    Praying for this war to end! I’m so sorry to hear about the bombing of the coast and for the destruction!
    The past few days, I’ve added an extra prayer that your safe haven would be filled with people seeking shelter, it is encouraging to hear some people have arrived.
    Praying your family will be reunited soon!
    May God arise in Ukraine and His enemies be scattered!
    Love,
    Jill

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  4. I can’t tell you how heavyhearted I am for the Ukrainian people. I pray when I awake, I pray before bed, I pray while driving. When I have a meal, I think of the lack of food, heat, water there in Ukraine. I contact my senators and representatives urging them to do more on behalf of Ukraine. And, when this horrible evil is over, I hope to be part of the rebuilding of a democratic, free Ukraine through MTW ministries. Oh Lord, please intervene and do a parting of the Red Sea miracle before the eyes of the Ukrainian people – judge the author of this evil without delay!

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  5. Our Father in heaven:
    Deliver us from evil.
    Give us this day our daily bread.
    Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.
    Thy will be done.

    Hallowed be Thy name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as in heaven.
    Thine is the kingdom, power and glory.

    Luke 18: Jesus told a parable to the end that men ought to pray always and not give up: There was a judge who did not fear God or regard man. There was a widow who kept coming to him saying Avenge me of my enemy! For a time he would not, but at last he said to himself, Because this woman keeps troubling me, I will avenge her, lest she wear me out.
    Hear what the unjust judge says! And will not God avenge His own that cry to Him day and night…?

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  6. Praying God’s protection, strength, guidance for you.
    Psalm 37:39-40
    The salvation of the righteous is from the Lord;
    He is their stronghold in the time of trouble.
    The Lord helps them and delivers them;
    He delivers them from the wicked and saves them,
    because they take refuge in him.

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  7. Praying for peace in Ukraine. And for those who are displaced and missing home. Praying for those who remain in harms way. We hold you up to our Heavenly Father.

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  8. Remembering the promises of our Father as we lift you all up before His throne:
    “For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the LORD; I will set him in safety from him that puffeth at him (Ps 12:5).” May the Lord continue to grant the peace and strength that you need as you minister in His name.

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