From Lyuda (Day 288): Dear brothers and sisters,
It’s so nice to live with electricity. We had electricity all day yesterday and all night. But a big city of Odessa is still dark because of the damage of energy lines during the enemy attack on Monday. Some districts got electricity but the most part of the city is still dark. Because of this the consumption of energy is much less in our region so they don’t turn off the electricity in such a small town like ours. When energy lines are repaired in Odessa and the city has light, electricity will be periodically turned off again throughout the region.
We are praying for the opportunity to buy a facility for a refugee center in Odessa and to organize a place there where people will be able to meet together, get help, be there for a cup of coffee or a plate of soup or also live for a while. And we hope that the hearts of many people will be opened for the gospel.
We expect to receive generators soon and there are places where we will use them during power outages to give light and energy.
We’ve been collecting clothes for the refugees in our church and in the office of our counseling center. People bring warm clothes that we give away to those who need them. Now we heard from the local hospitals where the wounded soldiers are treated. They need clothes, because when soldiers come to hospitals the clothes they have on are usually torn, burnt and soaked with blood. The doctors cut clothes with scissors to free the bodies and after the surgeries they need something to wear. Now we will start collecting the clothes for the hospitals.
We thank God for our faithful volunteers who help us a lot in our work with refugees. Two young Vikas and Inna. Tall Vika is very excited to help and she even entered Christian university in Odessa this year to study psychology because she wants to become a counselor. Vika is involved in the work with youth group of refugees and she is very devoted.
We thank you for your prayers and your support. We would not be able to do the work that we are doing alone. It’s wonderful that we can work together to bring glory to the Lord.
Please, send your donations to Pathway Ministries
E. Langston Haygood,D.Min.,Ph.D.
Pathway Ministries, Inc.
288 Huntington Parc Circle
Birmingham, AL 35226
P.S. Photos of our counselors and volunteers