10/17/2022 – Belgorod Dnestrovsky

From Lyuda (Day 236): Dear brothers and sisters, I want to thank you for your prayers and support! So many people, so many countries help Ukraine. So many churches stand in prayers for us!

Our morning today started with the alarms. We’ve had three alarms already. They reported about rockets flying in our direction. Praise the Lord, they didn’t get here. In the news it was reported that Iran is transferring ballistic missiles to Russia and it’s a disturbing news. It means there will be more attacks. But in spite of all attacks our army is moving ahead. From time to time we receive short messages from Paul Lukoshkin. He writes that he is OK, just very busy now.
Sometimes intercepted conversations and correspondence of Russian soldiers are posted on the news. Their morale is low and they are angry at their commanders. We all are looking forward to the news in the Kherson direction. Many refugees we work with are from Kherson region. The father and father-in-law of our counselor Roman are in Kherson. We will be patient and hope to hear good news about the liberation of this territory.

Our counselor Vova has been working with the soldiers since 2014 when the war first started. He did individual and group counseling. He helped them with PTSD . Vova and Angela cared a lot of the families of soldiers. Now they are in France but still keep in touch with many soldiers. One of them is Alexander, after taking part in some severe fights in 2014 he had a problem with alcohol and attended the support group of addicts that Vova led. Now he is in the army again. Vova texts him regularly and from time to time talks to him on the phone. Now during this active phase of war Alexander feels really tired. He writes that they don’t have enough rest now. He is constantly in stress and began to feel fear that is strange for him. He didn’t feel fear when he was in some very dangerous situations before, but now when the situation is not bad he feels fear. But there is a good news about him, he began to pray. He heard about God when he attended the support group few year ago. But now the seeds began to grow. Vova talks to Alexander when it’s possible. Please, pray for his emotional and spiritual state.

We had a good worship yesterday. Our elder Valeriy preached about the message to the Laodicean church on Revelation 3:14-22. When God rebukes us He does it with love and He stands and knocks the door of the church that is lost in world business.

There was a new lady in the church yesterday. She is a retired doctor and she remembers working in the same hospital with Sergey long time ago. Sergey invited her to the Bible study that we have during the week, we hope she will come. Please, pray for the people who seek God to find the church where they can grow in faith.

In Christ,

P.S. There are photos of our worship service yesterday and of the new girls in our Sunday school.

5 responses to “10/17/2022 – Belgorod Dnestrovsky”

  1. Reading Psalms today, couldn’t help but think of you.

    Psalm 41:1-2 , Psalm 44:1-8, 22. NIV
    Praying. 🙇‍♀️ ❤


  2. P.S..THANK YOU for all the photos, which helps us to see you, the church, people, ministry in all it’s glory. 🙌


  3. 💙💛
    Praise God!
    “Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil,” wrote David the soldier, “for You are with me.” Psalm 23


  4. Thank you Lyuda! Your hope, trust and joy in Jesus comes through each time you write. We continue to pray for strength, endurance and for Christ to grow His great Kingdom during this terrible war. We are held and led by His good hand moment by moment Becky This is the Hymn Moment by Moment Perhaps it is in Ukranian too? https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3qsRsI5a1F8

    Sent from my iPhone



  5. I’m praying, too. I’m glad the international community sees that the enemy is ruthless, and more countries are willing to help Ukraine!


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