From Lxxx (Day 33): Dear brothers and sisters, Thank you for your prayers, thank you for your support, for the words of encouragements and for the music clips you share. It’s a big encouragement for us. We had a good Lord’s day yesterday. Our worship services on Sundays are very special now, we feel so much unity and strength in our church. After the worship we had a women’s class, where we discussed the question why God allows suffering. We read some passages form Job.
It was good that our women could share their feeling and thoughts. Some of us were very emotional. We live in orthodox culture where many people consider themselves to be Christians just because they were baptized in their childhood in Orthodox church. They usually don’t go to the church. Now many people pray and seek God. I have an opportunity to talk to many people in the local defense center where I work every day. We have several Russian orthodox churches in our town and few years ago a priest from Ukrainian orthodox church came and started a church here which was severely attacked by Russian priests. Yesterday many orthodox people that used to be nominal Christians in our town went to Ukrainian orthodox church. We pray for the gospel to be preached there.
On our news we found out that on Saturday there was a record number of Russian rockets sent to our territory. 70 rockets!!! But only eight of them landed due to the work of our air defense. It makes us think how God protects us from the act of evil and many plans of the evil one are destroyed because God stands for us.
We talk to our church members, our family members and friends who left for Europe. They all tell us about amazing hospitality of Europeans in Poland, Germany, Romania, Moldova, The Netherlands and other countries. Our church member, Sxxxx Lxxxxx, who is in The Netherlands now, tells us that there was a worship in Ukrainian language yesterday and all churches welcome Ukrainians. Thank you, the world! God bless you all. In Christ, Lxxx