1/25/2023 – Belgorod Dnestrovsky: Cafe’ encounters

From Lyuda (Day 336): Dear brothers and sisters,
Our day yesterday was quiet but without electricity. The café where we have breakfast with our refugees was crowded. Many people come with their laptops to work there, many soldiers come to have a cup of coffee.

And our youth group meet them in the café and give them little gifts with a gospel booklets, they also tell them some short message. The soldiers are not talkative, they just listen and thank and we pray that the Holy Spirit would work through these short encounters.

It’s good that other visitors of the café can see and hear this, it’s a witness for them, too.
Yesterday while the people were having breakfast Tanya and I had some time individually with some of them. I talked to Nina, she came with her husband from Nikalayev and they have been living here for several months already. They love to be in the group and they made good friends here and feel well. The only thing that it’s hard for Nina is that her grandchildren are far away. This is what I can understand very well. Her daughter with two sons are in Europe, they often call and write. Nina is happy to talk to them , but still she misses them very much.

Tanya talked to Natasha and Vladimir. They are a very nice family that bring a lot of joy to our group. I wrote about them before, they are Christians and are always cheerful and encouraging. Vladimir became blind several years ago and Natasha is his eyes now. They are a good team. Vladimir is a warrior of prayer, he often spends time individually with people in our group and prays for them and with them. They wanted to talk to Tanya about their son, he is a teenager and became withdrawn and reserved lately.

Tanya says it’s so nice to work with people who understand you and are ready to cooperate and are open for changes.

I talk to Nadya every day. Yesterday Tanya and I called her from the café and talked together. Nadya sounds better, she is not as devastated as she was few days ago. Sasha needs our prayers. The liquid keeps accumulating in his lungs and every day he has the procedure of pumping it out which is very exhausting for him. It’s hard for him to talk but Nadya is glad that he jokes when he talks.

Thank you for your prayers.
In Christ,
Lyuda

5 responses to “1/25/2023 – Belgorod Dnestrovsky: Cafe’ encounters”

  1. Dear Lyuda

    Praying praying liquid clears from our brother’s lungs

    Praying the youth are encouraged by the Holy Spirit in unseen ways as He gently loves these dear soldiers with their small gifts and scriptures.

    Thank you Lord for these dear youth!

    Please let them know we are praying for them too .

    With love in Christ
    Your sister,
    Anne

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  2. Continuing to pray for Sasha’s healing and strength for Nadya. Praying for you and the many grandmothers who miss their children and grandchildren in this season.

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  3. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Rom.8:38-39

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