5/27/20022 – Belgorod Dnestrovsky

From Lxxx (Day 94): Dear brothers and sisters, Thank you for praying for our trip. It was good and we were able to cross the borders of two countries – Moldova and Romania, to pick up the bags with humanitarian aid and safely come back home.

Because of martial law men who are under 60 can’t cross the border, so Sergey couldn’t go. Vxxxx, our medical clinic director, and his wife Sxxx suggested to go on their car with a trailer. We left early in the morning and by noon we were in Romania. Bob Burnham (MTW missionary) who met the bags in the airport agreed with Baptist missionaries to take them to Galats, the Romanian city on the border with Moldova.

We loaded our trailer and set off back home. We crossed Romania’s border very fast. The workers of Romania’s customs office when learnt that we are taking humanitarian aid which is medical supplies let us go immediately, they were very positive and nice. But then we had to stay for 5 hours at the Moldova customs. We didn’t expect it. Some workers there were vividly pro-Russian, they examined the bags again and again. They told us we can’t go through because we don’t have enough documents for the goods. One woman told me: “Moldova is a neutral country and you can’t take through our territory the suppliers for your army” It made me really angry and I answered her; “Today you may be a neutral country and tomorrow you can be in the same situation as my country”. But some other people there were really compassionate and helpful and one young man even made a document for us that his colleagues demanded.

When we finally crossed the border it was too late and we were afraid that we won’t be able to make it home by the time when the curfew starts. On our roads there are a lot of block posts where they stop the cars to check. But each time when they heard that we were carrying humanitarian aid they let us go without checking. We came home fifteen minutes before the curfew.

Today we will unpack the bags and organize the stuff. The chief doctor of our medical clinic Dr. Axxx who serves now in a medical unit of the local defense will come and help us decide where these medical suppliers are needed most.

I wish you to have a good day!
In Christ,
Lxxx

5 responses to “5/27/20022 – Belgorod Dnestrovsky”

  1. Praising God for your safe journey and God’s protection and provision. Praying for His clear guidance as you distribute these supplies to those who need it most.

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  2. Dear Lxxx,
    Wonderful news! And thank your for your pictures – they bring your travels to life.

    Thank the Lord He answers in such powerful ways and with 15 minutes to spare!

    I will tell these stories to my kids so they can see how the Lord is providing and working and caring for you. The Lord really got you through the border He provides what is needed!
    – and your words to the difficult customs lady are so true.

    And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.
    2 Corinthians 9:8

    Have a good day – we are praying, and honored to do so.
    In Christ,
    Anne

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  3. Dear Lxxx,
    Praise the Lord you all made it home safely with all the supplies! It is amazing to hear how God provided! And so nice you got to meet up with dear friends! Praying as you all unpack and organize, may the Lord direct the supplies to just the right places.
    Love in Christ,
    Jill

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  4. I have been praying for all of you. I am so happy you made it home with the supplies before curfew! Praise God for answered prayers…He truly looks out for us and has our backs.

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