1/16/2023 – Belgorod Dnestrovsky: Dnipro and more

From Lyuda (Day 17): Dear brothers and sisters,
Our day was quiet yesterday but very impacted by the tragedy of the previous day.
And although everyone’s attention has been drawn to the Dnipro, many other cities and regions are in the same danger every day. Kherson region is constantly attacked every day.

Yesterday the enemy specifically struck the building of the Red Cross, the city hospital, the rehabilitation center for children with disabilities, the shipbuilding plant, the critical infrastructure facility, and residential buildings. The rockets hit Zaporizhya. There are completely destroyed cities in Donetsk region. It’s such a depressing situation when people lose hope. I saw this feeling of hopelessness as I talked to people in the church yesterday. We had a special prayer for people in Dnipro and a prayer for our soldiers.

We asked Dr. Anya to inform us of the needs they have. She sent us a message that they need simple button telephones because it’s not allowed to use smart phones in the war zones. We announced this need in the church and later during the day we collected all the necessary things and were able to send with a group that was travelling to their place.

And some more information about the girls who came to share the gospel in the café on Saturday. These girls, Briana and Yana are missionaries who came from the USA. They both have Ukrainian roots. Briana was born in the USA, her mother is from Ukraine and she speaks Ukrainian. Yana was born in Ukraine, her mother abandoned her after her birth and she grew up in the orphanage in our town. She heard the gospel when she was a little girl, it was when one local church did a VBS camp in the orphanage. Few years ago when she was a teenager, she was adopted by American family and went to live in the USA. These girls met in the church and God gave them a strong desire to go to Ukraine now, when there is such a need for gospel.

I wish you to have a good week!
In Christ,
Lyuda
P.S. There are photos of ruined buildings in Dnipro, Kherson, Nilopol, the work of rescuers in Dnipro.

4 responses to “1/16/2023 – Belgorod Dnestrovsky: Dnipro and more”

  1. David’s cry: Psalm 13
    How long wilt thou forget me, O Lord? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?
    How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily? how long shall mine enemy be exalted over me?
    Consider and hear me, O Lord my God: lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;
    Lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him; and those that trouble me rejoice when I am moved.
    But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.
    I will sing unto the Lord, because he hath dealt bountifully with me.

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  2. Heavenly Father, even though the nations are to You like a drop in the bucket or small dust on the scales, You also said that You know all the hairs on our heads. I pray that You would wipe off the plans of the enemy of Ukraine. Uphold them and show them Your mercy to Ukraine!

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  3. That is so good that God sent these young ladies to encourage the people. May the Church continue to be the hands and feet of Jesus!

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  4. O Lord, you are the defender of the innocent and the helpless. Hear out cry o Lord … when my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the rock that is higher than I. Bless this people. You heal the broken in heart and bind up their wounds.

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