From Lxxx (Day 60): Dear brothers and sisters, Christ has risen! This wonderful news fills our hearts as we walk through the valley of death and gives us hope and joy. Yesterday our day was darkened with a tragedy that happened in Odessa. It was a nice sunny day , the sound of the siren started in the afternoon round 3 p.m. I was walking in the street and it took me some time to get home. It was quiet in our town, people who live closer to the beach heard the sounds of explosions. Then the news came about the tragedy. The enemy sent seven rockets to Odessa, two of them were destroyed in the air, other five hit the city. We know about eight deaths of people including a three-month-old baby, about 18 people are wounded. It’s hard to see the ruined building in the center of Odessa, the place that we know very well.
We are getting ready to go to the church and we hope it will be peaceful and we will have a good worship. Despite the fact that the war continues, many people return home to places where there is no direct fighting. Our son went back to Kiev. He heard about the groups of volunteers that help in restoring the ruined buildings. He can do it in his free time. Our church members are coming back. Sxxx Lxxxx is heading back home. We are looking forward to have her with us. I talked to one lady from our town who has just returned from Poland. “ While being there I was surprised to feel how much I love my country”- she said.
I want to thank you for your greetings and messages of love and encouragement. Christ is risen! And we are His church!
Love in Christ, Lxxx