From Lxxx (Day 185): Dear brothers and sisters, This weekend is very special for us, we were looking forward to it. Today is the wedding day of Ixxxx and Lxxx. Ixxxx grew up in our church we remember him since he made his first steps. One of the privileges of being a part of God’s family is to rejoice and weep together whatever happens in our life. It’s a very joyful event that we all celebrate today.
All our church was busy this week, everybody did some preparations. Our music group were rehearsing the music for the wedding, some people were making decorations, others were preparing guest rooms for the guests from other cities, our ladies who are responsible for cooking food even stayed for a night in the church to have more time for preparing food.
What adds to our joy is the arrival of our dear brother Pxxxx who got few days of vacation and came home from the hot spot to be the best man of Ixxxx at his wedding. Finally this day came. What a blessing to have this happy event in the church after several months of worries and sadness.
We hope to have a peaceful day and pray for the safety of our area.
There is a big discussion in our town about changing the names of some of our streets and even changing the name of our town. So many our names are related to the Soviet Union times and people now hate is as never before. But the older generation resists it because these names remind them their youth and some happy moments of life.
It’s encouraging that the grain export has been operating for almost a month, and during this time, the first million tons of agricultural products were exported from our three seaports.
The school year will start on September 1, but most of educational establishments will work online. The main condition of the off-line work is the availability of a bomb shelter that corresponds all the rules – toilets, water supply, etc. And only 30 per cent of our schools have the shelters that meet all demands. The rest of the students will study at homes. But we hope so much that it will not last forever. At some point the war will end with a victory and we all will return to our peaceful life.
Please, pray with us about it.