From Lyuda (Day 239): Dear brothers and sisters, We had a good night, no alarms. We slept all night through. But the weather is cloudy and windy today and it’s rather cold.
Over the past few weeks, many power plants in Ukraine have been damaged or destroyed by the enemy. Our government asks to be very economical in the use of electricity: turn off the lights, do not use electric kettles, microwave ovens, water heaters. We are asked to be prepared that the power will be turned off throughout the country for a certain period. We are also warned that the winter will be difficult, especially for those who heat their houses and apartments with electricity. Due to power outages, there will be also problems with the Internet. There was an appeal on our TV, where they urge people to be attentive to each other, make friends with neighbors and help each other.
In spite of all difficulties we will make it through this winter. Even if the enemy ruins everything here, we will survive, we have to, because we’ve already made our choice. Our people don’t want to be dominated by the tyrant, who hates all the world around and hates his own people. We want freedom. We’ve already gone through many things and our country didn’t fall.
The Scripture tells us: “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.” 1 Peter 5:8-11
“ Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand”. Ephesians 6:13
Yesterday Sergey and I had lunch with one of our refugees, Alex. He is 18 and he is a student of a college where he was mastering a profession of a welder and electrician. But now he is studying remotely and learns only theory. His city is occupied and the college works online. But he needs to learn practical skills. When the war ends he hopes to master his profession in full. It was nice to talk to him, he also shared about his family. He is the oldest of five children in the family and has always been responsible for his younger bothers and sisters. We discussed some spiritual things with him. When he started attending the support group that we have on Saturdays, he downloaded Bible to his telephone and wants to know more about God. Please, pray with us for his spiritual guidance.
Thank you for your prayers and support. It is a very important help for us.
4 responses to “10/202022 – Belgorod Dnestrovsky: Winter comes; the choice was made”
Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Thy name.
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.
Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil
for Thine is the kingdom, power and glory.
God has His plans. And Remember Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the thoughts that I have toward you, thoughts of peace and not of evil.” Jeremiah said this to the Jews in Babylonian exile. May God’s thought for Ukraine be thoughts of peace!
Jeremiah spoke to the Jewish exiles in Babylon: For I know the thoughts I have towards you, thoughts of peace and not of evil” (29:11). May God bring the peace to Ukraine!
I’m praying that Alex and many others in Ukraine come to saving faith!