From Lxxx (Day 172): Dear brothers and sisters, We wish you a good worship day!
Yesterday was full of blessings for us. There was a wonderful organ concert and many people came to our church. Jean-Marie Leroy performed the music of Bruhns, Bach, Cesar Frank and made us a surprise playing his own arrangements of famous Ukrainian songs. It was very special.
Our sanctuary was packed, we even brought additional benches so that all people could have seats. The events like this are always an opportunity to share gospel and it’s so important that the people who were there yesterday could hear the gospel and see the images of it through the music of Bach. The mixture of poetry and music brings comfort and hope and our nation needs it so much during this time of war.
As I was making announcements I could see the response of the audience, tears in many eyes. There were many refugees, mothers and wives of the soldiers who are fighting. There were people that we know and whom we invited for so long to come to the church and they never came but yesterday they were sitting there.
We had several air alarms during the day but praise the Lord, no alarms during the concert.
Today after the worship service Jean-Marie will play the concert devoted to 200th anniversary of Cesar Frank and we expect many visitors again.
The war changes its direction all the time and now our prayers and worries are about Zaporizhya region. A city of Nikopol there is bombed all the time. Sxxxx and I have very good friends Sxxx and Axxxx who live there. We met at one of the events for Christian psychologists few years ago and since them have been giving to each other support and encouragement in our work and ministry. We invite Sxxx and Axxxx to come to our town and stay here.
We hope to have a good day today.