From Lxxx (Day 62): Dear brothers and sister, Our weather became warmer and the spring is so beautiful! There are a lot of flowers, everything is green and it’s such a contrast with what is happening right now. After a tragic act in Odessa last Saturday, I suggested our counselors Rxxx and Vxxx to bring their families to our town and stay in our church or clinic, because it was quiet here. But then yesterday we heard very loud sounds of explosions. Praise the Lord, the rockets were destroyed in the air. So, Rxxx and Vxxx decided to stay in Odessa because it’s not clear where is the safest place now.
Today is 36 years of Chernobyl tragedy. I remember it very well and it made me feel very scared when our nuclear power plants were attacked and there was shooting and bombing there. It’s very hard to understand why that unpredictable army decided to go to Chernobyl zone ignoring their own safety. If they don’t care about their own well-being and about their country which is located so close how can we expect them to think of other people in the world.
One of Putin’s general said that they want to get control over all southern territory of Ukraine including Odessa by the Victory day which is May 9. Yesterday they made several attacks from Kherson area, but no progress for them. The city of Nikolaev stands as a shield for Odessa. Their evil plans will not be implemented.
Yesterday evening we were in the church and our kitchen there was busy. In the evening people there make preparations for the big cooking next day. Our men participate a lot and it’s nice to see some refugees and people from our community who come and help. Today they are cooking potato pies for our soldiers. Yesterday I spent time with Ixxx, the teenager from our church who felt very unhappy when the war started because many her friends from the youth group were gone. I wrote about her before. She has had counseling with Txxx and feels better now. She wants to do something useful and today she will go with me to the local defense center. Please, pray for our young people to find their purpose and strength in the Lord.
In Christ, Lxxx