4/15/2022 – Belgorod Dnestrovsky

From Lxxx (Day 51): Dear brothers and sisters, Thank you for your prayers. Sxxxx is back home. Our church wrote a letter to the recruitment office telling about all things that Sxxxx coordinates now. We are a small church and our young men are in the army now, it would be really hard to do all the work we are doing now if the pastor is away.

Yesterday there was a call from the family from Kherson, which is still occupied by the enemy. They wanted to leave the city and we were ready to receive and settle them in our church building but then the contact with them was lost and we don’t know whether they were able to leave their city.

Our church member, Sxxxx Mxxxxx, travels on his old truck to the border and brings humanitarian aid to different institutions of our town and to our church. It’s a big support. We pack the bags with food and other items people need (diapers, soap, children’s clothes) and give to people. We help refugees and there are people in our town who need help. Each packet is different because we find out the needs of people first. This is a small town feature where the word of the mouth works well and many people know each other. Our counseling center works in Odessa and we plan in our work with refugees to cooperate with volunteer organizations and churches. We have good relations with Vxxx’s church and her pastor. It’s very important because eventually we want to bring our clients to the church.

We are listening to news so attentively every day following them with prayers. The news about Russia’s missile cruiser that has sunk was very predictable because there were pictures on our billboards of it sinking a month ago. This ship attacked the island where our soldiers were taken captives and then there disappeared the chaplains we were praying about. There is no news of chaplain Vxxxx, who is still captive, but he is alive and we hope he will be exchanged soon.

Some news are very hard but we must know them and pray. Please pray for the rehabilitation of young girls who were being raped for a month by Russian occupants in the cities around Kiev. Nine of them are pregnant. Please, pray for our soldiers who are fighting with the enemy and pray for our work with refugees and people who are in need.

In Christ, Lyuda

4 responses to “4/15/2022 – Belgorod Dnestrovsky”

  1. Our Father in heaven
    Deliver us from evil
    Give us today our daily bread
    Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.
    Hallowed be Thy name
    Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as in heaven
    Thine is the kingdom, power and glory.


  2. Thank you for sharing the truth and the heartaches that you have and that you are facing now.
    Praying God’s Help and
    Wisdom and Protection for all of you.
    Praying God’s comfort and peace for you with this Easter.


  3. Grateful that Sxxxx is home, that your church continues to help, and that you continue to write even the hard things. Praying for the girls who have survived such brutality. My heart breaks for them. May Jesus comfort them and give them safety, healing, courage and the peace only He can give. I pray this for all Ukrainians, especially the soldiers and refugee workers. May God bring and end to this war!


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