From Lyuda ( Day 251): Dear brothers and sisters, November starts with a cool morning but the forecast promises a warm day.
Yesterday Nastya, a refugee from Kherson gave a birth to a boy. Nastya and her husband Pasha came three months ago, they were able to get out of the occupied city. They joined our group and never missed a meeting. Pasha was looking for a job and the man from our church helped him to find it. We organized a baby shower for Nastya last month and we all were waiting for her baby to be born. Today our group will meet for breakfast in a café and we will celebrate this wonderful event.
Yesterday we were working with humanitarian aid, distributing the suppliers. Dr. Anya’s medical unit is moving to a different place. Some of the blankets went to her unit together with some medicines and suppliers, Anya also invited doctors from another medical unit nearby and they came and received some suppliers, too.
Now we are preparing the parcels with blankets and medicines and send them to the soldiers that we have contacts with. Yesterday we prepared and sent a set of parcels to the group of the soldiers that our counselor Vova works with. Ivan took some stuff for the group of the soldiers he serves with. Last week we sent a big parcel to Paul Lukoshkin and to Dmitriy, the son of our elder who is a paramedic. May God bless our soldiers, keep them warm and protect them.
Yesterday I talked to our counselors. It’s the season of colds. Vika is still recovering from the cold she had last week. Roman got sick while riding the train. He had a trip to Kiev where he spoke at the conference and now he is back home with a temperature. Vova who is in France is also sick with cold having high temperature. We are praying for their healing.
This morning Sergey and I read the story of Onesimus from the letter of Paul to Philemon. Our prayer was about those who ran away to come back to God’s family where they will be always embraced and accepted. Yesterday we found out an unpleasant thing about one person who has been in our church for almost a year. It made us sad. The elders are going to talk with her and we pray for repentance and correction. It’s a wonderful thing about being a Christian that God never gives up on us and when we stumble He is always ready to help us. Please, pray with us for this woman to see the problem and be willing to change.
Thank you for your prayers, we’ve seen so many answers to the prayers. The biggest miracle is when God changes the hearts of people and how wonderful that He uses us in His work.
P.S. There are photos of Dr. Anya organizing the suppliers, and the photos of packing parcels for the soldiers.