11/15/2022 – Belgorod Dnestrovsky

From Lyuda (Day 255): Dear brothers and sisters, It’s a new day and there are many plans. Sergey has already gone, he helps with transportation to some people who live far from the church. They start cooking earlier today because they need to take the pies to another city where our local military unit was moved. We pray for the opportunity to bring the soldiers gospel with pies.

Successful advance of our army has a vivid impact on people in business. Some businesses that had to stop their work come back to life now. We see it in our small town and it is more vivid in big cities like Odessa.
Our counselors continue working very hard. I asked Tanya when it will be convenient to call her today. I know that she is busy most of the time. She told me to call her after 9 p.m. She will do counseling all through the day, her schedule is very busy.

Some stories from Tanya:
Irina is in her late twenties, she came to counseling with depression and panic attacks. Talking about her life she mentioned that and she had several plastic surgeries before the war. She made her lips bigger, then she decided to change the shape of her nose. She plans to do something else after the war. Tanya travelled back with her into her childhood wondering if there was a case of abuse and Irina revealed a terrible secret she didn’t tell anybody. It was her stepfather who sexually abused her as a little child. She didn’t know what was happening, she understood it much later when she became a teenager, by that time her mother had divorced her step-father. Irina began to hate herself, she was never satisfied how she looked and thought that other people will never accept her as she is. That is why she wanted to change her appearance. Irina started the way of healing with Tanya.

Kirill came with a problem of relations. He is 29 and he can’t build relations with people, all relations he had failed. When he was a little boy his parents decided to organize a family-type orphanage. It became very popular and there was much information that it was not good for orphans to be in the orphanages, children need families and the state began to support the families who made a decision to adopt or to become guardians for children from orphanages. When new children appeared in their family the life of Kirill and his sister changed very much because parents began to give all attention to other kids. Those children had many problems, some of them stayed with their family long , some left and other kids came. And with every year the distance between Kirill and his parents became bigger and bigger. He didn’t have any problems with behavior like other kids, so he didn’t have much attention in the family. Now he lives alone on the one hand he wants to get married and have a family but on the other hand he is not ready to let somebody into his life.

Our counselor Tanya used to work in a shelter for children and she knows very well what a life with orphanage kids is like. She works with Kirill to help him with his past and present.

Please, pray for our counselors and their clients.
In Christ,

P.S. Our President visited liberated Kherson yesterday.

4 responses to “11/15/2022 – Belgorod Dnestrovsky”

  1. Praying for Sergei, as he is on the road today. Praying for his safety and for wisdom as he ministers to those God brings across his path.
    Praying for Tanya as God uses her to bring healing to these dear ones God has given her.


  2. Dear Lyuda,
    Praying for Ukraine today, as I see there were several attacks throughout the country! Many without power and water!
    May God bring comfort and warmth to people in darkness!
    And praying God brings an end to this war soon!
    Love in Christ,


  3. Tanya: the prayer Jesus taught us covers all our needs, and lifts our eyes from “now” to “forever”, and to the One with all power.

    Our Father in heaven,
    Deliver us from evil.
    Give us today our daily bread.
    Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.
    Thy will be done.
    Thy kingdom come,
    Hallowed be Thy name.
    Thine is the kingdom, power and glory,
    Now and forever.


  4. A psalm for conselors to share:
    Psalm 55 [56 in English]
    “…When I am afraid,
    I put my trust in you.
    In God, whose word I praise,
    in God I trust; I shall not be afraid.”


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