From Lyuda (Day 240): Dear brothers and sisters, We thank God for a quiet night. But this morning started with an air alarm. Now we worry a lot that drones might hit power objects around. We didn’t have power outages yesterday probably because Odessa region wasn’t so much damaged by the rockets and drones attack as central regions of Ukraine where they have serious problems with electricity.
Yesterday evening 15 bags with humanitarian help came to our church from the USA. These bags were travelling a long way by plane from Atlanta to Bucharest, Romania and then by truck from Romania to Ukraine. There are supplies for our army: blankets, batteries for charging mobile phones, medicines, etc. We thank all people who donated money, packed the bags and traveled with them to this part of the world. If not your help and the help of many-many people in the world our country would not exist now. May God bless you and your generous hearts!
We had a very good Bible study yesterday with our refugee group. The topic was “Salvation”. What it means to be saved, how we can be saved, who is the Savior. We had some good discussions, read a lot from the gospel of John. One couple that joined our group not long ago are Christians – Vladimir, Natasha and their son who has a nice Biblical name – Ephraim.
Vladimir is blind and Natasha is his eyes now. Vladimir gave his testimony. He said that he was not always blind, ten years ago he could see very well, but he was blind spiritually. Now he has no vision, but he can see much more now that before. It was good for others who are making their first steps of faith to hear this.
Every month our church blesses our refugee group with food packets containing cereals, vegetable oil, pasta, meat cans, beans, rice, flour, milk, etc. People are very thankful because the prices for food keep going up. They all left home with food packets.
I am in the church now, Sergey and I came here early to start unpacking the bags with humanitarian aid. But we were not the first who came. Our cooks have been working in the kitchen for an hour already. Today is a cooking day when our church members cook food for the soldiers.
We all wish you to have a good day. God bless you!
3 responses to “10/21/2022 – Belgorod Dnestrovsky: Though blind, he sees”
So thankful for the aid for the miltary. Also how you can provide food baskets for those who come to the meetings, and cook for the army. Thankful for the Lords provision and how he has established the work of your hands.
I spoke with someone at MTW yesterday, as I wanted to know how they are meeting your needs, as a church, as I donate to them. I now understand the process and pray you feel supported and loved. ❤
Will continue to pray for protection from the dreaded drones. 😦
Look at all those bags ! The Lord provides. Jehovah Jirah.
What a beautiful story of Vladimir who now sees spiritually, yet blind physically. Thank you for the pictures as well.
The cooks you have in your church family are so faithful and hard working.
41 Who provides food for the raven when its young cry out to God and wander about for lack of food?
24 Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds!
Your sister, praying across the ocean,