10/24/2022 – Belgorod Dnestrovsky

From Lyuda (Day 243): Dear brothers and sisters, We had a good day yesterday without air alarms, we had a quiet night and we still have electricity. And there is a hope we will have a good day.

Yesterday we had the Lord’s supper and according to our church tradition somebody of our church kids lights the candles before the communion. Most of our church kids are away now. Little Vova is the one who does it every months now. We notice the changes that this war situation made in children. The boy, who had been very restless and funny, became very serious and quiet. His, both parents died few years ago and he and his elder brother are raised by their grandparents. Their family is very devoted to God and to the church. But their grandfather Vladimir is seriously ill and needs prayers.

Little Vova’s grandfather Vladimir singing.

Sergey preached about the unity of the church on 1 Cor. 12:13. I especially liked the part when he talked about mutual enrichment, how we, being so different and having different gifts can serve the church and serve each other. I hope the new people in the church will see how it happens. I am so glad that more and more people of our refugee group come to the church. Yesterday two more men from the group came to the worship. One of them is a young man Ilyusha who was so timid even to come to the group and I saw him smiling and talking after the worship. It was nice to see Ivan come and introduce himself and as they were shaking hands I began to pray for them to become friends. The other man has the same name as my husband, Sergey. He is the one who organized work of harvesting grapes two months ago and some of our refugees could work and get some income. He is 70 and I know watching our culture how hard in this age to change the way of thinking when all your life you’ve been an atheist. But there is nothing impossible for God.

My father reading the Bible in Ukrainian.

We brought home one of the Bibles in Ukrainian which we received with humanitarian aid and my father began to read it. My parents have been Russian Orthodox, they attended church. But sadly their church has preached more politics than gospel lately and deceived many minds of people who, without knowing it, welcomed the war. I am glad to see my parents reading the Scripture and we hear them praying aloud every evening.

We wish you to have a good week.
In Christ,
Lyuda

7 responses to “10/24/2022 – Belgorod Dnestrovsky”

  1. 💙💛 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 now and forever.

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  2. That young man has gone through so much in his young years. Will be praying for him and his family.
    Very happy to hear about thise coming to church. I wss wondering about the guy who came to breakfast, with the hat, who helped others get work. Great to hear he’s coming to church. May the Lord bring him unto himself with faith and repentance, for all who come..
    Glad you have the word if God in your language. I just assume everyone did. My Mom goes to the Greek Orthodox church, though dhe is a believer but many do not read the bible. Don’t understand it, that is why they can be led away from the truth by political propoganda. I di pray for the Russian church to WAKE UP, not be a tool of the enemy.

    Today, I read Psalm 52, and couldnt help but think of Putin, verses 1-7, and the remaining versus of you. Continuing to pray. 💜

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  3. Praise the Lord for your father reading the TRUTH! May that truth penetrate his heart and others who have been deceived by false religious teachings!

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  4. How precious it must be to see your father eager to learn directly from God’s word. It encourages all of us around the world who pray and pray for our beloved family members to come to faith in Jesus as the only way, the truth and the life; The Way to The Father. Often desperation leads us to Him.

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