From Lxxx (Day 35): Dear brothers and sisters, Yesterday I came to our apartment where we lived before the war to pick up some things and had a strange feeling of the past that is gone. One month ago we moved to the house of my parents to take care of them, we did it on the same day when the war started and it was like moving into a new reality.
I spent the day yesterday at the Christian clinic helping the staff to prepare the rooms for the refugees. We agreed to share the office where Txxx does counseling with another doctor and have more rooms for people to stay.
It’s very unusual to see our clinic empty and quiet, as if people in our community stopped being sick. Some of our doctors joined local defense and work in military medical units there now. We keep contacts with them and the clinic share the supplies that are available. Now our counseling center will work in a close cooperation with our Christian clinic. We will help people with ruined lives, ruined homes, ruined dreams to start their lives from the beginning, giving them hope that we have in Jesus.
I want to share with you the post of one our church members, Pxxx, who became a military man and is serving on the front line now. He is one of our youth group leaders and this is what he says : “Today, one might say, exactly a month has passed since I “went beyond the threshold of the house.” Three things have helped me the most so far:
1. The Word of God – which is an indisputable truth, delving into it, you will never be taken by surprise by any events. It gives confidence in any life situation. This is a true friend at any moment.
2. Hiking experience in the past – which allows you to sleep, eat and live anywhere and everywhere, regardless of temperature and environmental conditions.
3. Reenactment experience – which allows you to not only mend and repair any clothes, but also treat with calmness any combat situation, accepting it as a “working” one. ———————– For those who all these days are accumulating in themselves Zloba (malice), for what is happening, I want to remind you that this “weapon” can only harm the one who carries it with him. We need to fight, we need to help, we need to pray… We don’t need malice, it’s not our weapon. Psalm 23:1-6”
Please, pray for our soldiers who are not only fighting and protecting our land but also are sharing the gospel. Please, pray for us to serve the refugees and take care of their needs. Pray for the ways to bring them gospel.
In Christ, Lxxx