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.