5/8/2022 – Belgorod Dnestrovsky

From Lxxx ( Day 74): Dear brothers and sisters, It’s a nice sunny day made for worship and rest but we were woken up by the sound of a siren. Today we will have worship and we plan to have an organ concert afterwards. In case of air alarm we will go to the basement of the church where we have a big meeting room, we can worship there, but we will not be able to have a concert there. So, we need to pray for the peaceful day.

Yesterday a soup kitchen was opened in Odessa. Vxxx organized it in the building of a Christian university with the help of the volunteers from her church. They were serving chicken soup. Vxxx remembered the recipe of the soup that her grandmother used to cook. She decided to go and buy a nice good chicken and when she picked it in the store, up at sudden she began to cry thinking of people who can’t afford chicken soup today because so many businesses are closed and many people lost their jobs and can’t afford buying meat.

Twenty people came for food and there would be more but then an air attack began and the people had to ran away and hide in the shelters. Yesterday was a bad day for Odessa. Ten missiles hit the city and the area around. There were five hits of the rockets in different parts of the city. Fire and black smoke was seen in some places. Odessa airport was one of the targets. We don’t have much information not to allow the enemy know if they have succeeded.

Today is a birthday of a little girl Lxx in our church. Both her parents, Sxxxx and Nxxx, are disabled people in wheelchairs. Eight years age when the war started in the east of Ukraine, they were evacuated from the city where they lived and were settled in one of the sanatorium on the beach here. This is where they met and got married. We were ministering people there and this is how they both received Christ. Our counseling center organized a wedding for them. More than a year they lived in the guest room of our church building, then the Lord provided them with a place of their own. It’s sad that they have to experience the war again. We hope their family will be safe here. They are active members of our church.

Please, pray for our day and for the safety of our cities and for the people who gather to worship the Lord.

In Christ,
Lxxx

2 responses to “5/8/2022 – Belgorod Dnestrovsky”

  1. This morning our church prayed for you and your church, the refugees and those who have lost loved ones, for protection and “success of the mission” (our pastor was formerly a military chaplain). We will be praying that the enemy will NOT be successful in its mission especially on May 9, and that our LORD will protect His people. Thank you for your faithfulness in writing. Sending love.

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  2. Romans- “Who shall seperate us from the love of Christ? Hardship, persecution, famine, nakedness, the sword- in all these things we are more than conqurerors through Him Who loved us. I [Paul, who was chased out of many towns, beaten, stoned, left for dead] I am convinced that not highs, depths, powers, authorities, things present or to come, not anything in all creation can seperate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our lord.”

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