From Lxxx (Day 48): Dear brothers and sisters, We are happy to wake up and find out that the sea is stormy. There is less chance for Russian ships to approach and shoot. Nikolayev, the city that resists the attacks on the way to Odessa is often bombed.
More refugees come to our town. Yesterday I met Oxxx who came to stay in our church guest room, she is from the city of Izyum that is occupied now. She left her house, her garden and doesn’t know what is happening there. She is very sad, her daughter and grandchildren went abroad, her son and his family are in Mariupol and she lost contact with him. I was talking to her to find out her needs. She has a lot of needs because she didn’t take anything with her, but most of all she needs somebody to be with her. I went with her to the refugees center and helped her to get registered there, then we went to pick up clothes for her and when she came back to the church our volunteers delivered the food – some home made dishes for her. Today Oxxx will meet the women from our church who cook food in our church kitchen.
Many people are looking for the relatives that are lost. Last week I asked you to pray for Vxxxx, the military man from Odessa who lost contact with his son. Now he officially received the information of his son’s death. He died fighting in the front line. It’s a hard news and it’s impossible to be ready to something like this. Our counselor Vova works with him. Please, pray for Victor to open his heart to the Lord.
All our counselors are busy these days. It’s hard for us to choose the time for our meetings because they have a lot of counseling sessions every day. Yesterday during our prayer time in Zoom my co-workers admitted that they do better emotionally and feel gradual recovery from the shock we all had during the first weeks of the war. It means we are ready to work and to start new projects to help people.
Please, pray for our counseling center to answer the needs of the people around. Please, pray also for our spiritual state, to be able to spend time with the Lord in spite of a busy schedule.
Please, pray for the refugees we work with and for the people we counsel.
Thank you for a strong prayer support.