3/28/2022 – Belgorod Dnestrovsky

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

6 responses to “3/28/2022 – Belgorod Dnestrovsky”

  1. “Thy Kingdom come” The Lord is moving. Praise Him

    Giving thanks for what you shared.
    Giving thanks for the power of the Holy Spirit to bring His people together.
    Continued prayer for your protection.

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  2. Thank you for encouraging us by your faith and stories of God’s faithfulness despite these difficult times. It’s good to hear more Ukrainians are seeking God during this time, too. How amazing that God protected you from so many rockets!

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  3. Thank you for all your news. I hear your joy and hope in the midst of extreme difficulties. I share your letters on my Facebook page and many many are praying for you, especially while you sleep as we are seven hours behind you. May God continue to pour out his blessings on you and your church and your city and may God soon bring peace and stop this war. All Glory goes to him

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  4. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? 36 As it is written,

    “For your sake we are being killed all the day long;
    we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”

    37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:35-39 ESV

    God Thou Art Love, a poem by Robert Browning (1812-1889)

    If I forget,
    Yet God remembers! If these hands of mine
    Cease from their clinging, yet the hands divine
    Hold me so firmly that I cannot fall;
    And if sometimes I am too tired to call
    For Him to help me, then He reads the prayer
    Unspoken in my heart, and lifts my care.
    I dare not fear, since certainly I know
    That I am in God’s keeping, shielded so
    From all that else would harm, and in the hour
    Of stern temptation strengthened by His power;
    I tread no path in life to Him unknown;
    I lift no burden, bear no pain, alone:
    My soul a calm, sure hiding-place has found:
    The everlasting arms my life surround.
    God, Thou art love! I build my faith on that.
    I know Thee who has kept my path, and made
    Light for me in the darkness, tempering sorrow
    So that it reached me like a solemn joy;
    It were too strange that I should doubt Thy love.

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