10/25/2022 – Belgorod Dnestrovsky

I took the photo of my dad in the ambulance when I was going with him to the hospital.

From Lyuda (Day 244): Dear brothers and sisters, Yesterday it was a difficult day for Sergey and me. My father had a stroke. All the sudden he could not talk and the right side of his body didn’t move well. We called the ambulance and he was taken to hospital. They started the treatment and in the evening he began to talk. His speech is not clear, but we can understand him. Our daughter Katya is very upset because she is very close with her grandparents. It’s the third stroke of my dad and during first two Katya was with him in hospital. It’s hard for her to be far away now.

Our local hospital has always been far more modest than Odessa hospitals but Sergey and I noticed some changes and better equipment. And the attitude of the doctors is good. We remember the days when we were organizing our Christian clinic many years ago. One of our first goals was to be an example of ethics and care. The heritage that we received from the Soviet Union contained the healthcare where doctors were not only indifferent, but often rude to their patients. Now, 30 years later we see big changes first of all in the attitude of doctors to their patients. Though there are still many problems, we see good changes in the healthcare system. Family medicine proved to be very effective. Now when my father is in the hospital we know that he is in good hands and the workers of the hospital are taking care of him.

Dmitriy and his wife Catherine

There is one more prayer request. Dmitry, the son of our elder Valeriy, finished the training of paramedic and is going to the front line. Dmitriy and his wife Catherine have a 5-year-old daughter and Catherine is pregnant and is due in a few weeks. Please, pray for them.

Thank you for your prayers.

In Christ,

P.S. There is a photo of Kiev, our capital, without electricity in the evening.

7 responses to “10/25/2022 – Belgorod Dnestrovsky”

  1. Heavenly Father, please protect Dmitriy and Catherine during this tumultuous time! You see Your people who are suffering. How long, O Lord? Bring down the plans of the enemy!


  2. Praying for your Dad. Praying that God would give the healthcare workers wisdom and that God would heal your Dad. Also praying for Dmitriy’s safety, that he would shine the light of Christ to those he helps on the front line and that God would watch over Catherine and the baby.


  3. Dear Lyuda,
    Praise the Lord for the care of the doctors and how you have seen a big change from what it was like 30 years ago. Good to hear your father is able to speak, praying for him to recover well.
    Praying for Dimitry, his wife, daughter and baby to come! May God keep him safe and keep Dimitry focused on Him and His everlasting hope! And may God be a great comfort for his wife and family as they are separated from him.
    Also, continuously lifting up Ukraine, may God provide in supernatural ways as they try to survive this winter. May God bring an end to this war!
    Love in Christ,


  4. Sorry to hear about your father who had his 3rd stroke. My Mom is 91 and had 2, but recently fell and broke her hip in August. I know how difficult it is to see them dwindle in their old age. Sounds like they caught the stroke in time to resolve itself with medication. Glad he is in good hands.

    What an interesting photo of Kiev with no lights but cars. What is that statue in the background on a hilltop?

    Will pray for the young couple as he goes to the front lines as a paramedic.


  5. Our Father in heaven,
    Deliver us from evil

    Jesus, our Good Shepherd, gather us in Your arms and comfort us. Repell Satan’s attacks of fear and anger.


  6. Tonight, stumbled on this video. Look under the notes ^ ( ^ but pointing down) for translations.

    I hope it ministers to you.


  7. I’m praying for your father, you and your entire family! Also praying for Dmitry and his family. May God bless all of you!


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