Mark and Pat Terry share some recent reports from a Ukrainian believer with some encouraging answers to prayer. As we read these stories of survivors, we can't help but see God's miracles and angels at work:
* Julia, a teacher from Konotop, shared that her husband defended the city of Irpin with his friend Maxim. Maxim did not have a very strong relationship with God before. But in war, they prayed constantly and death with God did not cause alarm. Maxim asked God if he had to die, to make it a special death, that he could do something good. During heavy shelling, he took off his bulletproof vest and wrapped it around a child. Maxim died but the child survived. It is impossible to describe all the horrors of war, but we thank God for such people and their sacrifices.
Three women left Bucha on foot to get to Irpin. They called it "the road
of death" because many died on that road, so they were praying the whole
time. When they got to a checkpoint, the soldiers asked where did the fourth
one go because they saw a man leading their way.
* A man in an occupied town left his bomb shelter to go across the street to get water. His wife heard gunshots, saw him fall to the ground and Russian soldiers pass him by. After the soldiers left, he got up unharmed. He explained that he didn't see them coming but he heard a voice say, "drop to the ground" and did it just in time to dodge the bullet. It saved his life.
* A man showing the reporters a
missile rocket that did not explode said, "Do you know what this is? It's
an answer to someone's prayer, and we see lots of rockets that did not
explode, so please, keep praying."
May these stories encourage us and help us pray with even more fervor. Please continue to pray for this "David and Goliath" battle to bring glory to God.