Lxxx (Day 89): Dear brothers and sisters, Usually the weekend starts with good mood and plans. But today started with a siren and it sounds while I am writing. Yesterday there were several attacks on Odessa and some explosions could be heard in Odessa region but there is no detailed information about it yet.
Today our group of refugees will meet to have a tour round the town and then we will go to a café for ice-cream and talk. Mxxxx from Kharkiv is still in the hospital but he feels much better. We bought some medications for him. We have some new people come to the meetings. But some people we meet are very reluctant to come to the group meetings. We don’t push them, just call them if they give their phone numbers and keep contacts with them.
Yesterday I had a talk with a woman from our church who has a conflict with a group they do ministry together. It’s sad that some meaningful things can become so important in the conflict. We will meet again in a week. Meanwhile we agreed to pray about her situation and think about the main priority – our ministry. I hope God will work in her heart and give her forgiveness and acceptance.
One of the good things of this difficult period is that people pray a lot. Our church prayer group continues to meet in Zoom every evening. It not only brings us closer but also helps us to know each other better. Some of us have known each other for many years but when we hear how people pray every day, what they focus on and how they talk to God we see the inner world and it’s a blessing.
Thank you for praying with us and for us every day.