From Lxxx (Day 101): Dear brothers and sisters, It’s a nice summer day, rather hot. I think of the soldiers who stay under the sun in the fields, who can’t have shower and have to be economical with water. They are our heroes.
A family of magpies live in the tree in the yard of my parents. I enjoy watching these beautiful birds with white sides and I am glad that our town is not bombed and they can have peace and be together.
Many families stay apart now. Wives and children left the country leaving their husbands and dads. Because we have martial law men under 60 can’t cross the border of Ukraine. One my friend who is a volunteer and during the first days of the war was taking people to the border with Moldova told me that he couldn’t watch without tear how men kissed their wives and children at the border and stood watching them going away. We don’t know how long the war will last, but my prayer is for the victory and for the reunion of all families.
My daughter Katya told me that her friend in Brasov, Romania, does art therapy with children. And the pictures they draw show so much anger they have for the enemy, for Putin. They all, boys and girls, draw the scenes of fight with tanks and guns. It’s good that they can express all their emotions on paper. I hope the time will come when they will draw their renewed cities, their families together and the scenes of their games.
I spent some time reading and studying and I decided to do it in the yard catching some sun rays. I like being tanned in the summer, but as there is no beach this summer I will get some tan in the yard.
Yesterday we were busy making new food packets and delivered some of them to the families with disabled children. It’s not always comfortable to take photos, though. Tomorrow we will have the meeting of the support group of refugees, please pray for the new people to join the group, some of our new acquaintances are not very communicative.
4 responses to “6/3/2022 – Belgorod Dnestrovsky”
Our Father in heaven,
Deliver us from evil.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.
Thy will be done.
Hallowed be Thy name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as in heaven.
Thine is the kingdom, power and glory.
It’s too long to type, but Ps 138-143 are David’s cries for help and prayers of hope. (Ps 138- Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me. You will stretch out Your hand against the wrath of my enemies and Your right hand will save me. The LORD will perfect that which concerns me. Your mercy, O LORD, is forever: forsake not the works of Your hands!)
It only takes 10 minutes to read them aloud, sharing them with others. The LORD’S prayer is also a good counseling prayer- it covers everything we need: salvation from evil, daily bread, forgiveness, obedience.
I am praying for the refuges and for the meeting tomorrow.
Praying for the refuge group meeting for more people and for the quiet ones to feel comfortable sharing.
The picture of the soldier and baby grabbed my heart. Praying for the soldiers.
The art therapy In Romania sounds helpful to kids. Praying for the families of the disabled children. They are precious in His sight.
Thankful you can catch some rays in the yard – sunshine and reading/studying and sunshine always a good combination : )
Praying for you sister!