From Lxxx (Day 137): Dear brothers and sisters, It’s my last day in Brasov, tomorrow I will go home. I will skip my writing tomorrow and my next message will be on Thursday.
Yesterday there were rocket attacks in Nikolayev and in Odessa area, the enemy bombed the beach settlement of Zatoka, which is very near from our town. The rockets destroyed private houses, hotels and some infrastructure there. It’s good that no people stay there now. This is the settlement where we have our beach cabin, but we don’t even approach there because this is the most dangerous place in our area now. The attacks from the sea happen every day and we never know what place will be hit. I am constantly praying for the families from our church who live on the beach on the other side of the broken bridge. They want to stay there in spite of the danger.
Our counselor, Vxxx shares with me the news of soup kitchen in Odessa. Mostly old people come and there are regular visitors who look forward to Saturday because they can come, have some food and talk. They feel very happy when somebody is listening to them. One lady, Lxxx, that came during the first days of the kitchen, is ready to help Vxxx. In the beginning she felt embarrassed during the prayer because it was something unusual for her, then after some time she started saying “amen” at the end, now she prays with Vxxx.
Yesterday I had a walk in the old part of Brasov and I visited the famous Black Church, a magnificent gothic building. It was built around 1385 as a catholic church but in the process of reformation became Lutheran. There is an organ of 4000 tubes and now there is a season of organ nights concerts once a week. I had a thought that when the war ends Sxxxx and I will come here not as refugees but as tourists and enjoy some time visiting all interesting places here.
I wish you to have a good day.
4 responses to “7/12/2022 – Brasov, Romania”
Our Father in heaven,
Deliver us from evil.
Lead us not into temptation.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.
Thy will be done.
Praying for a safe and uneventful return trip. I am thankful you remind us daily that Ukraines are still suffering. Praying for mom who are thinking about next years school for their children. Rejoicing for the lady who comes to the soup meal and now prays. God’s Word will not return void. I was sharing yesterday with my Bible study/ walking friend about what taking up your cross and following Jesus means to me. I get up each morning prepared to do the quotidian chores that are necessary and am ready for serving in whatever God, unexpectedly, brings into my life each day. I need to take joy each day that I can put aside what I wanted to do and take up what God brings to me. Praying for the Jesus’ presence to be with you on your drive.
Praying for your safe journey.
Praying for Vxxx and the soup kitchen in Odessa.
Encouraging news about Lxxx in the soup kitchen – the Lord draws with His loove – so wonderful to see walls come down. And great that Lxxx wants to help!
Continued prayer for safety at the beaches.
Your picture of the famous Black Church is stunning- how beautiful! And a 4,000 tube organ – wow.
Think of the amazing music we will hear in Heaven – I can’t even fathom.
Your sister in Christ,
My prayer for you and your daughter is for re-acclamation into your new environments and everything required.
Also, my prayer for all the Christian clergymen, counselors, relief workers, residents, soldiers, and first responders involved is: Health, renewed zeal, all physical needs granted, every spiritual blessing from the Holy Spirit, the loving presence of God, the ability to tell about Jesus, and wisdom beyond their years.
I will read these passages of praise, mutual blessing (bless God’s name and He also promises blessings), and healing the next few days in meditation:
Love, Jenny (Xenya)