From Jamie Peipon (Day 329): The sign in the foreground in the picture says “Danger! Mines!” In the background, a man has the unenviable task of working his way through this field in order to detect and clear it of those very mines. His life (and the lives of everyone who will walk in this field after) depends on the quality of his work.
I wrote in a previous post that I felt that most everyone was about as informed as they wanted to be about the situation in Ukraine. At the beginning of the war, I sensed that wasn’t the case and there was a lot of confusion about what was going on and why. I also had unique, personal stories from spending time helping on the ground. More recently, most of what I had been sharing was information that is available through the work of quality journalists.
I care about friends and family in Ukraine no less now than I did at the start and I will still look for ways to help them. I’m just not convinced that these posts are the most effective way to help at this point. As opportunities to help in other areas become available, I’ll make sure to share them.
In the meantime, we pray that the war would end sooner than anyone currently expects.
“O Trinity of love and pow’r,
our brethren shield in danger’s hour;
from rock and tempest, fire and foe,
protect them wheresoe’er they go;
and ever let there rise to thee
glad hymns of praise from land and sea.”