From Lxxx (Day 30):
Dear brothers and sisters,
Thank you for your faithfulness in prayer. We see the work of God done by the prayers of people.
Today is my mother’s birthday. Her name is Kxxx and she is 80 today. She was born in a Ukrainian village in 1942 when her father was in the army fighting the Nazi. My mother doesn’t remember the war but she remembers the time after WWII when they had very little food. We will make a little party for her today.
I want to share a story of a woman who was able to live Mariupol on evacuation bus few days ago.
“ On the evacuation bus there was a woman with four children. She is a teacher. And only one of four is her own. The second is her nephew, her sister’s child. The sister herself went out one day from the bomb shelter either for water or for food and did not return. The third child is the son of her neighbors. His parents died, and he was noticed in the ruins of a neighbor’s house and taken to their basement. She saw the fourth child when she ran with the first three to the evacuation bus. He was sitting on the ground next to his dead parents. She grabbed him with the backpack, because she thought that there must be documents. So it was. They left miraculously. The bus that followed them was shot. At the border she was asked for the permission to take children out of the country but she didn’t have any permissions for three other kids. They let her cross the border and she is in Hungary now.
There are so many stories like this, we hear them every day. Please, pray for God to protect the people in war zones and work in their hearts.