5/22/2022 – Belgorod Dnestrovsky: In memory

From Lxxx (Day 90): Today is the ninetieth day of a dreadful counting and the end is not near. Everybody is talking about a balance change that will happen soon, but it’s hard to think about it when we see so much death. Many, many deaths are caused by war.

Yesterday I went to the funeral of a young man, Daniel, who was 23, the age of my son… He was a hereditary soldier, his father and grandfather are military men. He studied at military school and after graduation joined the army as an officer. All his group died in a fierce battle near Donetsk.

Many people came to the funeral, there was a big procession and while a military chaplain was leading the ceremony I was thinking about the families that didn’t receive the bodies of their husbands and sons because they died on the territory which is occupied now, about mothers and wives who live in uncertainty and don’t know where their soldiers are. All the time I am thinking about the warriors of heroic Azov regiment who are in Russian captivity now.

There is a saying that there are no atheists in the war and it gives hope that those who face cruelty and adversity of war, those who face death are not forsaken.

We had a good walk around the town yesterday with the ladies of our refugee group. Svetlana, who felt not very well emotionally last week was fine and enjoyed the walk and the time together. Inna, who is new in the group, asked a lot of questions. At the end of our walk we went to a little café to have some tea and coffee and there we had a good talk. I wanted them to see how God is taking care of them now and trust that He will take care of the future in spite of the fact that it is uncertain now. I hope new people will join the group next week.

I wish you to have a good worship day!

Please, pray with us for the families who lost their members and for soldiers in captivity.

In Christ,

P.S. Many people ask about little Sasha. The only thing we know that she is in the hospital in Odessa and her state is hard.

4 responses to “5/22/2022 – Belgorod Dnestrovsky: In memory”

  1. Praying for families who have lost loved ones and families of soldiers. May those in captivity be strengthened to withstand the enemy and return home safely. May the army have courage and success. Lifting up Sasha and her mother for continued healing. Sending condolences and love.


  2. Dear Lxxx,
    Thanks for the updates of how life is in BD, it helps us to know how to pray.
    Also, thanks for the pictures! It was great to see you both with your bikes and also so nice to see who we are praying for. BD looks so beautiful this time of year.
    Love in Christ,


  3. Dear Lxxx,
    Praying for comfort for Daniel’s family as well as those you mentioned who do not know where their loved ones are.

    And praying for soldiers in captivity.

    Thank you for the pictures of the ladies in the refugee group – I’m thinking of all the stories of their lives represented in that one picture.

    So nice they spent time together with you.

    In Christ,


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