1/31/2023 – Belgorod Dnestrovsky

From Lyuda (Day 342): Dear brothers and sisters,
Our day yesterday was warm and sunny, the snow began melting and there was a lot of water on the ground but in the evening it became frosty again and everything froze. I had a walk and thought how fast can God change things, sometimes we are not even ready for changes. Some day the war that is lasting so long and is so devastating will end. We will face with new problems as we will deal with reconstruction, rehabilitation, regeneration and it will be hard in its own way.

I talked to our new counselor George yesterday. He is very active, he does individual counseling and he is preparing everything to start a recovery group for war veterans. There is a big need in it and with every day this need is bigger and bigger.

Last week he visited several places to see what help is given in other places to war veterans now. He visited several hospitals, veterans hub and social organizations. Everywhere he was told that there is a big need in psychological help. There are not enough psychologists to work with veterans. In all these places he met veterans retired from the army for health reasons who are recovering. Each talk he had turned into counseling. These people need somebody who would understand them, their pain, their spontaneous emotions and inability to control them.

George is the right person because he experienced many things that they did at war. We need to work in a close cooperation with social services, and medical institutions and George is making these contacts visiting these institutions.


Yesterday we had a video call from Nadya, she was calling from the hospital and we could see and talk with Sasha. It was so nice to see him. His face is weary after all pain he went through but he was smiling. He says he feels better and we are so glad to hear it.
We think of many other wounded soldiers who need special care and special help that we as counselors can give.

Please, pray for us to be responsive and to move in the direction where God is guiding us.
In Christ,

4 responses to “1/31/2023 – Belgorod Dnestrovsky”

  1. Dear Lyuda,
    Praying for George and all the counselors working with soldiers who need serious psychological help! May God bring many people to Him through this process.
    Thank you for the update on Sasha, great to hear he is improving, and I will continue to life him up in prayer.
    Love in Christ,


  2. 💙💛Sharing your news with others at Northwoods Presby.Church USA
    Counselors, remind soldiers of the life & psalms of David, a man who was a soldier & a fugitive.


  3. Praying for you all and for Sasha. This is my prayer for you today:

    I will extol thee, O LORD; for thou hast lifted me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me.

    LORD my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.

    LORD, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave: thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.

    Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.

    For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.
    Psalm 30


  4. I cannot add anything to the wonderful posts above mine except that I also have been praying daily for Ukraine and the Christian ministry that still occurs there in Ukraine! God’s light in the midst of fire!


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