From Lxxx (Day 106): Dear brothers and sisters, I woke up today in a good mood and with positive thoughts. Tomorrow I will go Romania to see my grandchildren. My daughter, Kxxx, needs to come to Ukraine for a short time to do some paper work and I will go and stay with children there while she comes here. They’ve been in Romania for three months already. I am very excited about my trip. We keep contacts with the refugees during the week, we ask them to call us if they have any problems or need help.
I talked to Nxxx, the mother of a big family from the occupied city of Kherson. She and husband have five children, we met them two weeks ago when they came for our breakfast. Her husband Axxxx received the summons from the military office and he is going to join the army. Nxxx feels scared and lost. Now this family needs more care and support.
Our counselor, Vxxx, found out that two days after her trip to Nikolayev region one of the villages they visited was bombed and completely destroyed. There was a small medical unit there and now the people who are surviving there have no medical help at all. It’s sad that people there are completely separated, they have no mobile connection and it’s impossible to contact them.
Our evening church prayer in Zoom became a special time for us now, we pray together for our country, for our soldiers, we pray for the needs of each other and for our ministry. It’s a big joy for us when our military brothers and sisters can join us. It doesn’t happen often, but when they have this opportunity they always connect with us. In one photo you can see Pxxxx with us during our prayer time. He is always positive, with a good sense of humor. Once during our talk with him we asked how he is doing and he said: “Everything is fine, but there is one big problem, we don’t eat chips here.” We know that Pxxxx loves chips, so when we were preparing a parcel to send him we put there a lot of packages with chips for him and for his friends there.
We don’t hear from Pxxxx and Ixxxx often now. Many people say that they can’t contact their family members who are in the army for weeks. There can be several reasons for that. The soldiers don’t always have an opportunity to charge their phones, they are not allowed to use phones, because the enemy can spot their positions and another reason is that the enemy can listen to the phone conversations.
Please, pray with us for our soldiers Ixxxx and Pxxxx, for Vxxxx (Ixxxx’s father), for Ixxxx (Ivan’s uncle), for Dr Axxx, Dr Yxxxx and Dr’s assistant Lxxx (Yxxxx’s mother).