12 days of war

Hello family and friends,
No place is safe in Ukraine for more than the moment. We are safe in God’s hand’s. 
Isaiah 54:10“Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet My unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor My covenant of peace be removed,” says the LORD, Who has compassion on you.
What shall we do? Believe! Believe that our King is Sovereign!
Psalm 57:1
Have mercy on me, my God, have mercy on me, for in you I take refuge. I will take refuge in the shadow of Your wings until the disaster has passed.
II Kings 6:16, 1716 “Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” 17 And Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, LORD, so that he may see.” Then the LORD opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.
This morning, we were awakened by explosions at 5:45. It is difficult to tell what is happening as we listen to the “fireworks.” Sveta’s brother keeps us in touch with what is happening in the city. He works for the city water company. It seems that the utility workers are keeping things rolling. They have police escorts while working.
I understand that the price at the gas pump is high. When you go to the gas pump, consider your freedom. We are fighting for the freedom of Europe. So when you put gas in your tank, say, “This one is for you, Putin.” You are fighting the war in Ukraine at the gas pump, turning away the Russian tankers, mid ocean. Everyone in the world can go to battle in one way or another. Nobody needs the Soviet Union to be reborn!
Here are some pictures: of the results of the attack on our city this morning.
As for Sveta and I, there is a shock, a numbness. We find our strength in the Power of Jesus Christ Who lives within us.
Thank you for your prayers!
Blessings of love and healing,
Mark and Sveta