From Lxxx (Day 73): Dear brothers and sisters, We thank you for your prayers, for your support and donations. Yesterday we had a weekly meeting of the group of our refugees. We are glad that the group is getting bigger. Sxxx, the lady who refused to come to the group last week was the first to come and then she was serving coffee to others. When we began to talk and people were sharing their news and feelings we found out that Sxxx has panic attacks and Txxx plans to work with her individually.
We prepared and delivered food packets to the places where they live (meat, butter, vegetable oil, cereal, cheese, sugar, pasta). Now we need to buy the medicines for some of them. Vxxxx, the man from Kiev, has a seasonal allergy, he needs relief.
Yesterday morning we heard a loud sound of explosion, the glass in our windows was shaking. Later we found out that the rocket was destroyed right above the residential area in our town. The parts of it fell on the roof of one building there and it was caught on fire. The fire brigade came fast and put down the fire. The windows of the flats around were broken by the blast wave. Then we had five air alarms during the day and we could hear the sounds of jets flying very low above. Because there were no bombing we think they were our planes defending us. We thank God for His protection.
Tomorrow there will be an organ concert in our church. The organ-player from Kiev, Mxxxx Sxxxxxx, came to our city to give a concert. It will be a real gift for our community now when people need encouragement and hope.
We will have a long curfew from Sunday evening till Tuesday morning. Monday is a Victory Day and there is a threat of terrorists attacks in Odessa region. On this day people usually bring flowers to the memorials of world war II. But now everybody will stay at home and there will be no mass meetings. Please, pray for the quiet day tomorrow with no alarms so that we will be able to have a worship service and an organ concert. Have a good weekend!
In Christ, Lxxx