10/9/2022 – Belgorod Dnestrovsky

From Lyuda (Day 228): Dear brothers and sisters, What a day we had yesterday! In the morning we saw the photos of Crimean bridge on fire. It made our day. Through this bridge, heavy military equipment, weapons and ammunition went from Russian territory through Crimea to our southern regions. Everybody talked about this news. For us here it was special because we know how different life becomes when the bridge that connected you with the important center is destroyed. Going to Odessa became such a problem for us.

Another stunning event yesterday was the explosion, which happened right over my head as I was walking down the street. There was a big flash, a loud sound and some shaking of the air. There was no air alarm and it means that the drone could sneak through the radars unnoticed flying very low and later was spotted by our air defense and destroyed.

All people in the street stopped looking into the sky and began to take photos of a white cloud that was left of the metal bird with bad intentions.

Then at night at 2 a.m. there was an air alarm and the information came about several angry jets moving in our direction from Crimea. Later we heard that they all went to Zaporizhya and dropped ten rockets on residential area there! No words!

We had a nice group meeting yesterday. We celebrated a birthday of a little boy Lavr who turned six. With a group of adults we talked about anxiety and worrying.

We learned a self-help technique. It was nice that psychologist Ruslan, that I met in our church few months ago came to a group meeting. I talked to him afterwards he wants to know more about Christian counseling. Tanya and I are ready to meet with him and share.

I wish you a good worship day.

In Christ,

5 responses to “10/9/2022 – Belgorod Dnestrovsky”

  1. Yes, have a blessed worship day. A couple scriptures I’ve learned for stress, worry is Philippians 4:6-7 and Psalm 55:22. Prayer is invaluable.

    Today in reading Psalms, thought if you in Ukraine, Psalm 44-45.

    Glad the drone was dealt with, and your safe. Like you said, “no words” for those rockets sent to that residential area..😢😢😢.
    Happy birthday to Lavr. 🎂


  2. Dear Lyuda, Thankyou so much for your detailed writing and photos. Living and meeting needs in the midst of war and uncertainties. I am so proud of you how you choose joy from Jesus.

    Perhaps this quote from Ann Voskamp who writes in Facebook will encourage you and others. It sure helped me. Held and led by His good hand Becky

    “Looking ahead at this week? Worry is a place of pain — let’s come away from there. Worry is practicing the absence of God’s presence; Joy is the practice of breathing in God’s Presence…God’s very name YHVH (יהוה) means “Presence” — I AM.

    “You make known to me the path of life: in Your PRESENCE there is fullness of JOY.” Ps. 16:11

    The present moment is the only place joy can be received — because it is the very place where God’s presence is: I AM.

    So just for today? Keep breathing deep & Practice the Present Moment: Joy is always the practice of breathing in God’s Presence…”


    Sent from my iPhone



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