From Lxxx (Day 161): Dear brothers and sisters, We had a quiet night and it’s so good not to be woken up by the siren. We pray for those cities which didn’t sleep and were bombed.
Yesterday evening there was a long air alarm over all territory of Ukraine. The information came about rockets flying west, but the rockets can easily change their direction, so all the country was alert. Our air defense was able to destroy most of the rockets but there were some hits on military objects near Lviv.
My day yesterday was busy and little bit emotional. We had breakfast for refugees and more than forty people came. Txxx and I tried to give a little bit of time to everybody. There were new people, two elderly couples, and I spent some time with them. During the talk I found out that they live in very poor conditions. There is an opportunity for them to move to our Christian clinic where we have several free guest rooms. We will get in touch with them during the week.
Many of our refugees try to find a job, but it’s hard in the present conditions. Sxxxx, the man from Nikolayev, who joined our group few weeks ago, made an announcement that he got acquainted with a farmer from the village nearby, who wants to hire people to pick up grapes in his vineyard. This news made people happy, many of the group are ready to work.
Our mayor informed the people in our town that very soon we will have a new transportation link – a boat that will take people across the river to the other bank where we can get on a bus and go to Odessa. It will make the trip much shorter.
The parents of the children who didn’t leave and stay in Ukraine worry about the new school year and ask whether their children will be able to study. The information from the Ministry of Education informs that only those educational establishments which have bomb shelters in their buildings will work off line. Other schools will work remotely.
I had an interesting conversation with the volunteers in our local defense center, we talked about the history of Ukraine and Russia. It was interesting to see how the views of history are different. The younger people are interested in history, read a lot and have critical thinking of all the information they get. The ladies who are older still view many things like they were taught in the Soviet Union, even now when so many lies are exposed. That made me too emotional when I talked with them.
Please, pray for our ministry to refugees and for our people to seek the truth.
P.S. There are some photos of the breakfast for refugees. And the photo of the group of volunteers that had a discussion about history of Ukraine. We completed another big covering net yesterday.