From Lxxx (Day 96): Dear brothers and sisters, There was a nice day yesterday, no air alarms. I had a good morning reading and listening to music (my friends sent me some good books).
In the afternoon we were busy distributing the humanitarian aid things that we received. Dr. Axxx takes the responsibility for the medical stuff. She keeps some of it in her medical unit and the rest will be sent to Odessa military hospital. She will also distribute first aid kits to the groups that go to the front line of battles. Military equipment (combat gloves, goggles, knee pads, etc.) was given to our local defense center which is not local any more because our groups of soldiers take an active part in military operations in other parts of Ukraine. They do it according to rotation scheme when one group goes to the front line for a month or so and another stays here and takes care of local defense , then they exchange.
We also sent a part of military equipment to Odessa Presbyterian church and they will deliver it to the military unit they have contacts with.
Txxx and I had a meeting with our support group of refugees and had a walk with them around the town. But some people didn’t come because they didn’t feel well. Poplar is blooming now and its fluff provokes allergies. On Thursday two teenagers -refugees came to the meeting of our youth group in the church and enjoyed the time there. But one mother complained that her son, Bxxxx, who is 12 couldn’t find friends of his age and feels very lonely spending days alone. Unfortunately we don’t have children of this age in our church. I will contact a local stouts club to find out if they work now may be he can join their group.
Yesterday a pastor of Penticostal church came to meet with Sxxxx. He asked if their church can worship in our church building. The biggest part of their congregation left and they stopped renting the place where they met before. A small group meets at home and started a VBS for children, many children began to come. Because schools don’t work now and children who didn’t leave are bored staying at home there is much interest to their program, so they need a place. Sergey told that they can meet in our building even if they can’t pay rent now.
Our youngest granddaughter, Vxxx, caught a cold. We talked to our grandkids yesterday evening and she was unusually quiet. We hope she will get better soon.
We wish you a good worship day!