From Lyuda Day (199): Dear brothers and sisters, It’s so nice to wake up in a beautiful, peaceful city. Brasov is very beautiful. The weather is very changeable here, it can change several times a day. Yesterday the sunshine lasted couple of hours, then it became cloudy and rainy, then sunny again and rainy at the end of the day. You have to take an umbrella with you even when it doesn’t look like rain.
I am looking forward to go to the church today and worship with my brothers and sisters here.
At home there were four air alarms during the night, the enemy planes from Crimea headed into our direction and then turned and went back, they did it four times, every hour just to wake people up. We hope very soon they will stop their jokes.
Yesterday, our counselor Tanya led the support group meeting and she united two groups into one. We are glad to see that the group functions really well, people hug each other and find things they have in common, give help and support.
We thought of creating a new group for refugees that keep coming but then we saw how well the new people are welcomed and cared by the existing group, we decided to have one big group which we will divide into sub-groups for classes, but we will eat and have fellowship together.
I received a very positive message from a girl who used to come to our church but had a lot of difficulties. About ten year ago a young teenager Kira came to our church with her grandmother. Her parents divorced, her mother went abroad and her father got married again. Kira was left to live with her grandmother who couldn’t discipline and control her during the most vulnerable time of her life. We tried to help her as much as we could. The girl was involved in a bad company and made some bad choices. There were periods when she wanted changes and started coming to the church, I spent time with her listening to her and talking to her, I suggested her to have English classes with me so that she can continue studying and get education. But she kept falling and getting into troubles, she began to take drugs. It was so sad, we kept praying for her. Four years ago she moved to another city and I lost contacts with her. I was glad to hear from her few days ago. She wrote that she is going through a rehab program in Germany and has been sober for three months. She attends a church there and she remembers with love the time she spent in our church.
Reading her message I began to think about the center we want to organize for refugees. When the war is over ( I hope it will be soon) and refugees will be settled, the building of the center can be used for different projects and one of them can be helping the girls like Kira.
We plan to buy the building on Odessa for the refugee center.
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E. Langston Haygood,D.Min.,Ph.D.
Pathway Ministries, Inc.
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Birmingham, AL 35226
I wish you to have a good worship day! God bless you!