10/8/2022 – Belgorod Dnestrovsky: Praying for Ilya

From Lyuda (Day 227): Dear brothers and sisters, Our day yesterday was very good. It was peace, no sirens all day, but in the evening we received a very disturbing news.


Ilya, Dr. Anay’s brother, was brought to Odessa hospital seriously wounded and is in intensive therapy now. He has been on the front line from the first days of the war. Few weeks ago the bomb hit the truck that he was driving. The truck was completely destroyed but Ilya had only light injuries and after a week in a hospital went back to his service. Yesterday his group got under fire and the shock wave from the powerful explosion threw Ilya away and he was severely injured after a bad fall. Please, pray for his healing and for the healing of his friends.

Our hospitals are full with wounded soldiers. Yesterday Sergey passed matrasses and pillows we had in our church to Anya’s medical unit.

The counselors of our center meet in Zoom every Friday to pray, support each other, share some experience and stories of the work with clients. Our counselor Vika had a difficult week. In crisis chart there were several teenagers with suicidal intentions. Vika worked with them but because it’s a chat and you can’t do follow up she feels uncertain and worried. Please, pray for Vika to be able to recover after a very responsible work she does and pray for her clients to be well.

I am preparing for the support group meeting today. As we were praying with Sergey this morning we remembered the first missionaries who came to our town in 1994, Co-mission team. We often think of them these days when we have so many opportunities today to share a good news with different people.

We were happy to talk with our daughter and grandchildren when they were awake and rested after their trip. They were still little bit dizzy going through a jet leg, but very happy. The good news is that the Tooth Fairy found Yara there. And it looks like she is not only a Tooth Fairy, but a Fairy in general.

We thank God for his blessings and we thank you for your prayers and support.

In Christ,

P.S. More photos of the work of combat medics.

5 responses to “10/8/2022 – Belgorod Dnestrovsky: Praying for Ilya”

  1. Our prayers continue for so many, those fighting, those providing spiritual, mental and physical care for our dear ones in Ukraine.


  2. Yes, praying for those fighting and for medical teams, hospitals. Are they getting enough medical supplies? Will pray for llya. 😢Please keep us posted on his progress.

    Will pray for counselor and teens. I know as a teen, I was so emotional, so with a war and being displaced, it must be very hard. Praying that they will be lead to the Rock that is higher than themselves. ❤


  3. Our Father in heaven,
    Deliver us from evil.
    Give us today our daily bread.
    Firgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.
    Thy will be done.
    Thine is the kingdom, power and glory.


  4. Dear Lyuda,
    Praying for Ilya and for the wounded, also for the medics!
    May God bring healing to this land and an end to the war.
    It is good to hear Katya and your children are safe and starting to get adjusted to life in the States.
    I have fond memories of the CoMission days in Odesa as well, and I remember when the BD CoMission team finished their time there. Those were very special days that I thank God for!
    Love in Christ,


  5. We will be praying for Ilya and for the other brave men and women. We will also be remembering Vika, the teenagers, and the members of the support group. We are grateful that you are our brothers and sisters in Christ and treasure you.


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