From Lxxx (Day 98): Dear brothers and sisters, Today is a birthday of our daughter, Katya, and it’s the first time she celebrates her birthday so far away from us. She is in Brasov, Romania with her three children. Every evening we talk to them. We are so thankful to God for the friends He gave them, for the place where they can stay, for volunteers that help them, for missionaries who care so much and for the church that was organized there by the people from different churches of Ukraine.
Yesterday after a very disturbing morning we had a peaceful day. There was a news about sea mines that were brought to the coast by the waves during the storm. They were destroyed by sappers. It looks that we won’t be able to swim in the sea for a long time.
Our group of refugees becomes bigger and it’s interesting to watch how people are getting to know each other, make friends with each other and create subgroups. Yesterday two ladies shared with me their worries. Their husbands stay at homes and their cities are occupied now, men are not allowed to leave.
Yesterday my good friend called me from the Netherlands where she is staying almost three months already. This good Christian lady who used to be so joyful and active, sounded so depressed and sad. It’s so difficult for her to be away from her country, to be away from her church where she was so active. Sxxxx and I tried to encourage her and help her to get rig of the feeling of guilt which is so common today. People who went abroad feel guilty that they left their country, people who stay in Ukraine feel guilty that they don’t do enough for the army, people who are in the army feel guilty that there is not much progress on the way to the Victory. We should remember that God put us all in the places where we should be today and there are so many needs around. The biggest need of all people wherever they are is the need of Christ.
Please, pray for our soldiers Ixxxx and Pxxxx, our youth leaders, who were moved to different position and we don’t know where they are. They can’t make calls, Pxxxx sent a message that he can’t charge his phone in the field, so he will turn it on once in a while to send short messages.
It’s the last day of spring, we hope to see the last day of war soon.