Thankful for protection…

I was so thankful today to be on the phone with our partners when the handoff of the first funds took place. That first infusion of money was going straight to the store to buy supplies for the steady stream of folks stopping in Vinnytsia for some rest as they travel west. Food, personal items, the necessary items for those who left their homes on a hurry as the fighting raged around them.

I was told about a 19 story apartment building that was stuck by a Russian missle. I found this image online.

When I learned the location in Kyiv, it really struck me as I have been through this neighborhood many times on trains or cars as it is not far from the city airport.

Here is the main point: I’m informed that there were no fatalities. Yes, injuries, broke limbs and the sort, but no loss of life. Glory to God!

As I check the news, I am so encouraged by the strength and the confidence of my dear Ukrainians. As a student of Churchill, the parallels between Zelensky / Ukraine to Churchill / England in 1940 are remarkable. Pray for the Ukrainians.

I heard from a brother today in a neighboring former Soviet country who urged the praying for churches and government leaders. Amen! See last night’s post.

Before I prayed myself to sleep last night I meditated on Psalm 30-33. These words stand out:

“In you, O Lord, do I take refuge; let me never be put to shame; in your righteousness deliver me! Incline your ear to me; rescue me speedily! Be a rock of refuge for me, a strong fortress to save me!” (Psalm‬ ‭31:1-2‬ ‭ESV‬‬)

Join me in praying those words for Ukraine.

I learned some sad things today. 1. Captured Russian soldiers say when interviewed that their families do not know where they are. They were told they were going to some part of Russia for training. 2. The Russian government is squelching all news about the war in Ukraine. 3. A Russian cargo plan full of soldiers was shot down in central Ukraine this morning. How many of those families are oblivious to what Putin is doing? Let’s pray for those families who likely don’t know where their sons, husbands and brothers are. Let’s pray for the Russian people who are oppressed and largely oblivious to what is happening.

Pray for peace friends. May God intervene into the heart of Vladimir Putin. Oh God, bring peace.

“In you, O Lord, do I take refuge; let me never be put to shame; in your righteousness deliver me! Incline your ear to me; rescue me speedily! Be a rock of refuge for me, a strong fortress to save me!” (Psalm‬ ‭31:1-2‬ ‭ESV‬‬)

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