Skip to comments.UKRAINE Donetsk: 142 day prayer Marathon
Posted on 07/26/2014 7:01:40 AM PDT by UMCRevMom@aol.com
Short summary of the situation in the Donetsk region. Per day receive several hundred calls, approximately 10 hours of telephone conversations, and comes with a stream of questions, listen to stories from the lives of people in the region and much more.
In the maelstrom of communicating with people, their evacuation, humanitarian affairs, care for the sick, do not notice what is happening in the political sphere of society.
It turns Yatsenyuk resigned coalition collapsed what that may be more out there that you and watching everything, from personal experience, I make the following conclusions. As I have no time for solving the problems of policy people, politicians, to solve their problems, not to the people. The country is mired in a brotherly hatred, external aggression, Donbass slowly wallows in misery, poverty, destruction and chaos. Hundreds of people die every day, and our "favorite" MPs [parliamentarians] are busy with much more "important" issues.
I think if each member, including the Speaker and ministers would sit a day on the phone hotline for immigrants, solving their problems, perhaps it would be the most significant contribution that they would do for the people, for all time during this rule.
In Donetsk, combined with the region s "Castle" and anti-aircraft guns fired/ shelled at the airport adminposelok partially destroyed several de-energized the substations, several projectiles [Rockets] reach the reach the city centre, the area is also shelling is Petrovka. People call us on the hotline asking to take them away at least where neither is [being shelled.]
Listening and tantrums and pleas for help and the prosecution charges with claims. I pray to God that would give patience, first - the people in general are very complicated creatures, and secondly I do what I a very little familiar, I never was manager, pastor, psychologist rolled into one.
In Gorlovka still much tougher rules there is Bezler the famous fighter, nicknamed "The Demon." People are really scared, alone and afraid Bezler militants [fighters,] and still others Bezler guard.
Now Gorlovki began chopper, torn from the phone calls through Yasinovatskiy checkpoint not travel, you can go only through Kurakhovo. Our last bus back to the checkpoint, and now he makes a detour of more than 150 km, which would reach svyatogorsk. Only that sent 5 buses [of immigrants] displaced only from Gorlovki on tomorrow as 15 days to resettle 207 people have signed up already, and this despite the fact that 40% of the calls occur in the evening.
Just across the Donetsk region, the brothers go take people who can not independently get to the collection points, often elderly, disabled or those who rushed out from the bullets from only CellPhones in hands.
There are true cases where a person is so paralyzed with fear that he can not leave the apartment to stand and take the bus, we also take out of these people individually. Now spending a day on the evacuation cost at least 7000 hryvnia, and today will cost about 10-11 thousand. Thanks to everyone who donates. Every day our card slips almost to zero, but God is faithful, the next day there are sponsors, which we know only through informative SMS phone account on replenishment.
We continue to serve the people. Never cease to thank God for the team in Donetsk, now also Gorlovka for Bishop Anatoly bloodless, who organized a center for displaced people [immigrants] in Krasnoarmeysk for brothers Sviatogorsk for mutual aid center "Save the Ukraine," all the people that their capabilities and resources serve the people. Recently, he helped fund R. Akhmetov Development Fund "Ukraine", Donetsk businessman hope money will be increasingly channeled in the right direction.
As always, every day in the center of town stands a prayer tent and prayer. This is a very brave and strong people who do not keep in [pristupnaya] are spiritual bastion of faith and hope. In Donetsk constant arrests, kidnapping, stealing, people are afraid to travel by their own transport as it can be taken, and the young men try not to show up on the street for fear of getting into the ranks of the militia or earthworks on digging trenches.
But our worshipers stand in the gap for the city, for people, for our God-given homeland.
I'd like to tell politicians that now is not the time to divide & share portfolios, and the time now is to serve the people, and say to the Church that the time has come to shine even brighter deeds of goodness, kindness, sacrifice, charity and mercy.