Weekend in ATO
Weekend in ATO
People take care of their time and relaxation. My friends-chaplains and I, decided to spend their weekends in the East of Ukraine.
We went on Thursday, March 22, on Friday. We felt some kind of contrast. There are two different part of Ukraine. One part without war, and the other part where there is full of ruin and poverty.
We always have a happy meeting, which is filled with communication. In addition to simple communication, we remembered about Easter. The chaplain Oleg Zakharchenko explained that Sunday before Easter will be a "willow Sunday" and what was happening on this day. We reasoned that, in those days, the incarnate Son of God, Jesus Christ entered Jerusalem and people met thrown under the feet palm branches. We offered a prayer of reconciliation with the Lord and communion. Some soldiers were after the illness, chaplains, Alexander Volkov and Vitaliy Nartov prayed for healing and anointed with oil, as it is written in the Bible, James 5:14. It was accompanied by Christian songs by Damir Vaisov.
The military provided us with dinner, you know, and to be in the war, and not to eat porridge with a stew, it is like not to be in the war! :-)
The next day we spent on the Azov Sea. We visited our brother Sasha Bukhalo and prayed together. And in one of the positions of the military one man asked about the Communion, for a reason, he cannot visit the Church and for a long time has not taken the Communion.
It was nice to hear that we are protected by people who are believers and remember about the sacraments.
Bila Tserkva entrepreneurs handed sweets and semi-finished products.
Many thanks to all who take part in our ministry.
About 20 people prayed for reconciliation with the Lord, we just offered to do so.
God is alive! Thank you Father for the whole team of chaplains and partners of our service!