7/1/2022 – Brasov, Romania – Reflections in the face of carnage

From Lxxx (Day 128): Dear brothers and sisters, It’s another sad morning. This night at 1 a.m. several rockets hit a resort settlement Sergeyevka twenty kilometers away from our town. Kh-22 missiles were fired from Tu-22 strategic aviation plane and destroyed a nine-storied residential building and the building of a hotel. It is hard to look at a photo of a destroyed building and think about people sleeping peacefully at the moment of the strike. What we see is deaths and wounded civilians including children. Every day it happens in Ukraine but when it happens close to your home it’s especially painful. I am sitting on the balcony of my apartment in Brasov and look down. I can’t understand how people below can walk their dogs, chat to each other, smile and enjoy this nice day at the moment when I am having such a pain in my heart.

On one of our websites they downloaded the conversations of Russian pilots before the strike. They were taking aims and repeated the numbers of the aim to be sure the aim is correct. I don’t believe that they didn’t know that their aim was residential buildings where people were sleeping, where mothers put their children to bed just like their wives put their kids to bed few hours ago.

I talked to Sxxxx this morning and he told me that the ambulances are still going back and forth. He also told me: “ Until people in Russia hate what we see and experience every day, until they learn compassion not in words but in deeds, they will not change”. Our president told in one of his speeches that our army will never bomb peaceful cities and kill civil people because we are not beasts. But is it possible for people on the other side to understand and feel what we feel without experiencing the same? May God work through this terrible war in the hearts of our enemies and give them the pain that leads to love and compassion.

Yesterday we were glad to hear the news about the Snake island. Our army got complete control over it and it strengthened the hope that we are few steps closer to a Victory. But the cost of the Victory is very high.

Please, pray for the people who lost their family members and friends. Please, pray for the protection of our town and all Odesa area.

In Christ,

6 responses to “7/1/2022 – Brasov, Romania – Reflections in the face of carnage”

  1. I don’t listen to the news but get glimpses on my phone. Read how Putin is DENYING they are hitting civilians. Of course he’s LYING. Yes, it boggles my mind too, how can they do such a thing? Yet the depravity of man is real. Been praying the Russian church would rise up and speak against these atrocities. Where are they? How can they support this? 😦

    Also Russia and China are are at odds with NATO. Praying the nations would rise up as well and condemn Russia for their aggressive, unconscionable behavior.

    But ultimately, we wait for the Lord, to intervene, and deliver your nation, provide victory. Proverbs 21:31


  2. Grieving with you for those innocent people. Remembering how our Lord promised that He would “Heal the broken in heart and bind up their wounds.” Psalm 147:3


  3. Our Father in heaven,
    Deliver us from evil.
    Lead us not into temptation.
    Give us today our daily bread.
    Thy will be done.
    Thine is the kingdom, power and glory


  4. Free people know that the cost of freedom is high. We commemorate those in the present and the past who have fought and died for our freedom. Ukraine is no different. If American weapons can now pinpoint targets, I’m sure Russians can pinpoint targets also. My heart goes out to all those who are suffering because of the war, both those being attacked and those who have been brainwashed into thinking it is alright to bring this devastation to another country. I am praying for an end to this bloodshed.


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