6/22/2022 – Brasov, Romania

From Lxxx (Day 119): Dear brothers and sisters, It’s June 22. For me, as for many Ukrainians, this date has always been a mournful reminder of the war. On this day in 1941 the Second World War came to the territory of Ukraine, which was part of the Soviet Union. At four o’clock in the morning German planes began to bomb the cities and German troops started invasion of our territory. There were so many stories and movies showing that day. And it’s so cynical that Russia also started the war at 4 a.m. in February.

Watching peaceful and relaxed life here in Brasov, I know it will be hard for me to switch to a different picture of life at home. I plan to go back next week. There are many things to do.

I talk to Sxxxx in the morning and in the evening and sometimes during the day, too. He he tells me all the news at home. Our brother, Vxxxx is put to hospital in Odessa, he is going to have chemo. Unfortunately his prognosis is not very good. Sxxxx says that he is getting weaker every day.

Txxx oversees breakfasts on Tuesdays. The group was smaller yesterday but there was more chance to talk individually with some people. As we get to know them better we see their specific needs and we can pray for them. Txxx talked to the family that came from occupied Kherson. I wrote about them before. They have five children who are very helpful and caring. Their mother, Nxxx, didn’t come yesterday, she doesn’t feel well, she has a problem with her stomach and is going through some treatment.

They live very modestly and they are very patient about it, never complain. We give food bags to all the refugees that we have contacts with, but Txxx called me and asked if we can give additional help to this family. We decided to make additional food bags for them and pay for the medicines for their mother. Txxx bought the food and met with them again to give it to them. It was a good chance to talk and address their spiritual needs.

Please, pray for Vxxxx, he is in the photo above and pray for our work with refugees so as we help their physical needs we could to meet their spiritual needs.

In Christ,

3 responses to “6/22/2022 – Brasov, Romania”

  1. I have thought this war is like WWII, built in lies, propoganda, using a people as a scaoegoat to excuse occupation so to mention it as a day that is remembered, is so sad. Praying again this evil and that countries would wake up and help. The church too. Praying the Lord would protect, provide, and be an ever present help in time if trouble.
    Will pray for Vaxx. I’ve been through chemo myself. 4 months, 2x a month.

    Proverbs 22:8, may God intervene and stop this war!



  2. Dear Lxxx,
    I learn so much from what you share. Thank you again for telling us the history of Ukraine.

    Praying for Vxxxx in his chemo.

    Great that Txxx is having the breakfasts. You are right that smaller numbers of people often means more one on one talks. Whoever the Lord brings is the plan.
    Your pictures truly make your stories come alive. Thank you

    Praying for Nxxx from Kherson and her 5 children. It is wonderful you can help them so much Praying they will be drawn to the Lord.

    Praying for you in the last days of your trip in Romania.

    You are remembered and prayed for.
    In the love of our faithful Lord Jesus,


  3. Thank you for posting the pictures. It brings these precious ones closer to our hearts as we pray for them. I too thank you for the background of your history. My son’s father-in-law is from Ukrain; what I have learned from your blogs have helped me understand better the stories that I have been told and to put them into context.


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