From Lxxx: (Day28) Dear brothers and sisters, Thank you for your faithfulness in praying for us. During the first week of the war the work in our counseling center almost stopped. There were no calls. But then little by little people began to call. And now we have many calls every day. We also talk to people around, even with passes by in the streets. Our counselors give free help to everybody, no matter what problems they have.
Here are some examples of calls to our center and messages that come to our website: “ …I have no strength at all. I feel constant anxiety, panic, I cry every day. My husband is serving in the army. I have a feeling that I am all alone in the whole world, though I and my child are staying now with my husband’s family. We don’t have good relations. I can’t stand it any more….” “ …I need help. When my city was bombed I was staying in the basement. Now I am in a safe place, but people around don’t understand me. My emotions burst out and I cry all the time….” “Please, help my child! He is 6 years old. He became aggressive and can cry without any reason. I don’t know how to explain him what is going on” “ Hello, I am from Ukraine but I live abroad. When the war started many feelings filled my soul. I feel fear and shame. I am angry and I hate the occupants so much! I feel very depressed. I can’t cope with these feelings and can’t move on in my life.” “ Good evening! When the war started my daughter and I left Ukraine and now we are in Poland. But my family and my husband are in Kiev. My husband is a policeman, he risks his life every day. I feel a great shame that I left.” These people need our help and we do our best to help them.
The situation in Ukraine is still very hard. These are the threats that we have now: – There is still a threat of a breakthrough around Kyiv and Mariupol, as well as in Mykolayiv; – Rocket and bomb strikes continue in many cities; – Threat of landing from the Black Sea to Odessa area for distraction of forces from defense of Nikolaev; – Occupation troops continue to launch missile and bomb strikes on infrastructure and densely populated areas of Ukrainian cities; – Our nuclear power stations in Chernobyl and Zaporizhzhya remain under control of the enemy; – Mayors and deputies of some cities continue to be held hostage by the occupants.
Please, stand with us in prayer for: – Failure of the enemy’s plan – to surround the key cities: Mariupol, Mykolaiv, Kyiv; – Cessation of missile and air strikes on the territory of Ukraine; – Reliable protection of all nuclear power plants in Ukraine; – Preventing the use of chemical and other prohibited weapons; -And pray for work of the counselors of our center as they work with people who need help.
In Christ, Lxxx