From Lxxx ( Day 79): Dear brothers and sisters, It was a quiet day yesterday, we had an air alarm only in the evening, but nothing happened. But we hear of severe bombing of Nikolayev. The enemy continues attacks on Nikolayev to open a way to Odessa and make a corridor from Crimea to Trans-Dniester republic. He wants the territory of our region. We have a lot of hope on the Lend Lease Act. It must change the balance in this war.
Our youth leader Pxxxx Lxxxxxx came home for one day. We were so happy to see him. It was a surprise for our youth, they gathered and spent some time together. Pxxxx looks different but on the one hand but he is the same on the other hand. It seems that he became bigger and stronger, this is how he looks in his uniform, the expression of his face is different, it shows the gravity of the responsibility. He serves far from home in a hot spot. Now he knows how to live without sleep for two weeks having just short naps and being concentrated all the time. We paid attention to his hands, which are in sores and scratches. They don’t think about hands when they have to act fast using different weapons they have. He says the soldiers are looking forward to receive new weapons which will be more effective. He doesn’t talk much about the war and on the other hand he is the same Pxxxx with a wonderful sense of humor.
We continue making suppliers of food, soap and medicines. And we will make more food packets for the refugees. Our counselors have more and more calls every day. People understand that they need help of professionals and call. They probably give our phone numbers to other people and they call, too.
Here are some stories: Mxxx, 16. Spent several weeks in the basement with her mother, grandmother and sister in Kiev region. She has nightmares of bombing every night. Her younger sister gets more attention from her mother and grandmother and it irritates Mxxx.
Txxx was evacuated from Kiev with her 7-year-old son. He is afraid of small rooms where they were hiding during bombing.
Vxxxx was able to escape from the occupied city. He is concerned about his future. And there are many-many stories like this.
Please, pray for our work with people that call us. And pray for our soldiers who lay their soles for us.
In Christ, Lxxx