From Lyuda (Day 286): Dear brothers and sisters,
I want to thank you for your prayers, for your care and support. Thank you for your letters of encouragement. It means so much for us.
Yesterday was a Day of a Volunteer and our local military unit made a little party for the local defense group that is making camouflage coverings. It was so nice to be together not for work but for tea and fellowship. During these months of war we who are of different ages and activities became very good friends. I am glad that during my time there I could share my faith with many of them and had group and individual talks and prayers.
Our garrison commander who came to our party awarded us with certificates of appreciation and told how important our work is. The camouflage coverings save lives and save technique and equipment.
Unfortunately such things don’t last very long. Our militaries move a lot and the covering wears out and get torn, during shelling they are burnt. That’s why they need new coverings all the time.
As we were sitting at tables and having tea we heard a loud sound of explosion, so loud that the table jumped and the walls shook, few minutes later there was another one. We understood that another massive attack began. Soon we received messages on our phones that two rockets, that were heading to our town, were destroyed in the air by our air defense. Praise the Lord!
But other rockets hit an important objects in Odessa region leaving a big city of Odessa without electricity, water and heating. Along with the military, we value and honor the work of our electricians who do everything working day and night to repair affected objects. We hope that Odessa will have electricity back soon.
I wanted to get in touch with our counselors in Odessa, I could contact Roman yesterday but I could not contact Vika. I was glad to have a message from her today. She has no internet connection at home. She was walking in the street looking for a signal and found Wi-Fi near a café.
We hope the rest of our week will be quiet.