From Lxxx (Day 112): Dear brothers and sisters, It’s a nice sunny morning and the day is going to be warm. I am getting used to the weather here which is much cooler than at home.
There are many refugees from Ukraine here in Brasov. My daughter is staying in the apartment building together with many other Ukrainian families. The living conditions are very good and they can stay here till September. They say that the refugees that came later live in more modest conditions. It’s nice to see that they live as one community, they communicate, support and help each other. The children have many friends to play with.
I am full of gratitude to the government of Romania and to the volunteers for their help and care of our people here.
I met some people from Ukraine here and talked to them for a while. Nxxx, a young woman with two children. She says that she feels much better now than when she first arrived. In the beginning we didn’t care about the beauty of the nature, sightseeing and other things. She was so stressed by being away from home. Now she is still getting used to her life here. Her husband is in Odessa and it’s hard to be apart for so long time. The feeling of uncertainty about future probably is common with all people here. It’s hard to decide what to do, Nxxx says she can’t come back while the war is going on because she is afraid for her children and she is not sure she’ll be able to stay here and pay the rent after September.
I like Romanian people, they are very friendly and helpful. Young people speak English. There are a lot of volunteers who organize different events for children.
I stay in touch with our counselors. Rxxxx came back from his trip to Western Ukraine where he worked with a group of chaplains and volunteers from Mariupol Zaporizhya. He did group and individual work with them for 14 hours every day. It was tiring but very rewarding work.
Txxx led the breakfast for refugees yesterday. More than 30 people came. There were mothers with little children. New people were invited to come to the group meeting on Saturday.
Sxxxx will make phone calls and make visits to some families with disabled children.
I hope to do more studies while I am here, but it’s hard because my grandchildren want attention. But I can do it when they sleep or play with their friends.
I want to know the news about the war situation and check online news all the time. Fierce battles are going on in the east. Yesterday there was a rocket attack of different places, Lviv region was hit. They send rockets from the ships in the Black sea and even from the Caspian sea.
Please, ask God to protect Ukrainian cities and Ukrainian people from the attacks.