From Lyuda (Day 256): Dear brothers and sisters, I think about the interesting category of time. Our feeling of it can be different. It seems that time runs so fast from one weekend to another when we are busy all the time and have to do many things. And on the other hand when we think of war it seems that it lasts so long and the time of war goes very slowly. But when we think that time is in the hands of God and he knows all times and seasons, we can humbly accept the run of time no matter how we feel about it. It’s nice to wake up on Sunday morning anticipating worship and fellowship.
We had a good time with our support group yesterday. We talked about the image of God in us, about dignity and self-esteem. Then we tried to help fairy-tale characters to set boundaries and feel the dignity of being God’s creation. It was fun to roleplay the dialogues with Cinderella, Thumbelina, Red Riding Hood and others. We had fun.
I had a talk with Svetlana who came from the village in Kherson region. Her village is occupied and almost all people who lived there left. Her neighbor didn’t leave and calls her from time to time. She told Svetlana that a big group of Russian soldiers came to the their village and settled in empty houses, they broke the locks of her house and live there, too. Svetlana can’t sleep well and is very upset about that. She showed me the photos of her house and a beautiful garden with trees and flowers. I understand how hard for her to think that her property is vandalized by the presence of the creatures whose aim is to destroy everything.
We decided to have our group meetings earlier during the day because it gets dark sooner now and our streets have no light and it’s hard to go home in the darkness. But I hope when all these people left the café where we met yesterday and went out into the dark street they brought some light of hope and peace with them.
I wish you to have a good worship day.
5 responses to “11/6/2022 – Belgorod Dnestrovsky”
Praying for you dear sister.
The Lord has prepared a place for us beyond our ability to understand – no one will destroy this place
Praise the Lord for our real home waiting for us
Thank you for the pictures and the stories of our dear brothers and sisters.
I hope so, too! May God’s peace continue to sustain them in these troubling times. Praying daily (even more than once a day).
We will pray for Svetlana tonight at prayer meeting. We will ask the Lord to grant her the peace that passes understanding. Asking the Lord to remove the soldiers from her village and bring peace to Ukraine.
Your hope for those returning home reminds me of John 1:5 – The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it
May the Lord bless all in this devastating time, and Lord we strongly plea for their safety.