From Lyuda (Day 275): Dear brothers and sisters, Our day yesterday was good in spite of the problem with electricity. We came to the church in the morning and started the generator. We were able to make tea, work with a computer and have internet. People from the neighborhood began to come to charge their phones. Then we had a Bible study with our refugee group. It’s nice to see that people are doing well, they are not in despair. They exchange the information where they can get drinking water, how to store food without a refrigerator. It’s rather cold, so the food can be kept on the balconies.
Our local authorities also organized the places where people can come to warm up, have a hot tea, charge the gadgets and simply be with other people during the blackout talking and encouraging each other.
Around 3 p.m. electricity was given for several hours and people could make new supplies of water, warm their apartments a little bit and those who have electrical cookers could cook. We are glad to wake up with electricity this morning and we think the districts of our town will have few hours of electricity in turns. We are pleasantly surprised to have electricity so soon we thought that after such a serious attack the black out will last for several days or even several weeks and we are so thankful to our electricians who work day and night to repair the broken power systems.
On the other hand we see that Russia will not stop in their attempts to ruin our infrastructure, so we must be ready for the life without electricity.
Yesterday evening the mobile connection began to work and I could call our refugees and talk to them. Natasha and Vladimir were glad to talk because they felt isolated when the phones didn’t work and they could not call anybody. Vladimir is blind and he worries for Natasha who has to do a lot of work now and he can’t help her. I think we will visit them and see how we can help them.
Our youth had their meeting yesterday and enjoyed the time together. It’s good that Ivan, our youth leader, is serving in our town now and can lead the youth group meetings. They usually have a Bible class, play games. They began to cook something together. Some of them come to the church every day to help with different things we do and to have time with each other.
Please, pray for us so that the difficulties we have would strengthen our faith and bring unity to our society.
P.S. There are photos of the places where people can warm up during the black out in our town.