3/30/2022 – Belgorod Dnestrovsky

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

5 responses to “3/30/2022 – Belgorod Dnestrovsky”

  1. Thank you for this update. Praying for all of those affected by this war-especially my brothers & sisters in Christ. Praying that others would come to know Him.

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  2. Good morning from Pennsylvania.
    Praying for Pxxx. Please let him know the Lord is using his post to build the Lord’s kingdom in the US.
    Thank you Lxxx for you posts. Sharing your life is giving the Lord glory and also truly moving God’s kingdom over here.
    We are staying with you in prayer.

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  3. Thank you for the news!

    Northwoods Presbyterian Church is praying for peace in Ukraine and for the safety and encouragement of our Christian brothers and sisters. 💙💛

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  4. Praising God for your faithfulness to him and your perseverance in sharing the grace-upon-grace that he has bestowed upon us through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The light of the gospel you share in word and deed shines all the brighter in the darkness that, try as it might, can never snuff it out.

    “Everything in the world is about to be wrapped up, so take nothing for granted. Stay wide-awake in prayer. Most of all, love each other as if your life depended on it. Love makes up for practically anything. Be quick to give a meal to the hungry, a bed to the homeless—cheerfully. Be generous with the different things God gave you, passing them around so all get in on it: if words, let it be God’s words; if help, let it be God’s hearty help. That way, God’s bright presence will be evident in everything through Jesus, and he’ll get all the credit as the One mighty in everything—encores to the end of time. Oh, yes!” 1 Peter 4:10 The Message

    (Your brothers and sisters across the globe are staying wide awake in round-the-clock prayer for you, our dear siblings in Ukraine! We are so grateful for your updates.)

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  5. I am praying for all the Ukrainian soldiers, both military trained and civilian. As a 65-year old who never had to serve in the US military, I find the task of defending one’s country very sobering! I can imagine there are men and women in Ukraine, maybe not as old, but certainly out of their comfort zone. Pxxx cites 3 areas that are crucial, especially prayer!

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