1/4/2023 – Belgorod Dnestrovsky

From Lyuda ( Day 215): Dear brothers and sisters, Yesterday we had a good day, it was quiet, there were no alarms. As usual Tuesday started with breakfast in the café. When people from our group come to have breakfast they always bring their news, feelings and problems with them.

Nadya ( a mother of five children from Kherson region) had tears in her eyes yesterday. Her husband’s unit is moved to the hottest point of war zone – Bakhmut. Sasha, her husband is a combat medic. He is the one of the people we pray about every evening during our church prayer. It was important for Nadya to talk about it and be with other people of the group.

Natasha and Vladimir (Vladimir is blind) wanted to talk about their son who is a teenager. He became very withdrawn and closed.

Nina showed the photos of her grandson who is in Germany now with his mother. She talked to me how she misses them.
The youth were sitting separately and were sharing with each other their news and problems.

It’s very nice for us all to meet in the café, we got used to it, the atmosphere there is very nice and friendly. Tanya and I have chance to watch other people. Now many people come to charge their gadgets there and some people come with their laptops to work. We have chance to talk to other people, too. The staff of the institution became our good friends. They are very helpful. The manager of the café always informs us about discounts, new food they serve and plans for us the holiday menu. They know that this is a charitable project and help us to fit our budget.

I want to thank you for the donations and all kind of help we receive, it’s so important for the people who are away from their homes and are separated with their families.
We rarely hear now from our brother Paul Lukoshkin who is fighting now and with his artillery detachment destroy the positions of the enemy. We don’t know where exactly he is now, it’s a secret, but pray for him all the time. Once we were talking with him and he told us that when he has any free time he spends it reading. Paul and Ivan are the students of the reformed seminary in Kiev but they had to take break in their studies when they joined the army last February.

It’s interesting that Paul borrows books from the seminary library, he asks to send him the books he wants to read. One of the books that he has read recently is “Old Testament Survey” by William Sanford Lasor, which he returned sending back with a note “At all times, the Word of God is the light of our life”.

Please, pray for our soldiers who are fighting not only with guns but also with a Word of God that is sharper than any twoedged sword.
In Christ,

3 responses to “1/4/2023 – Belgorod Dnestrovsky”

  1. Prayers continue for the people God is bringing across your path and for protection and wisdom for Pavel and Ivan as they serve on the front lines.


  2. Our Father in heaven,
    Deliver us from evil.
    Lead us not into temptation.
    Give us today our daily bread.
    Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.
    Thine is the kingdom, power and glory.
    Hallowed be Thy name.
    Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.


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