[please pray for Ukraine]

[please pray for Ukraine]

Once again, I come to you with a humble request.

Please pray for my country, the country called Ukraine.

The country of people who want to be free and to be treated as a nation of people. People who want peace in the country and government that respects the citizens.

Since November 30, when the first attacks against the peaceful people have started, there have been protests downtown. They were peaceful on the side of people, yet from the side of the government, they were quite aggressive.

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There was a battle on January 22, which became one of the black days in the history of Independent Ukraine.

On Tuesday, February 18, the time for battles was over and now it’s a war.

Over 25 people are dead since yesterday, and there are at least 10 more shot by snipers this morning.

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For all to see… this is a sniper from Ukrainian special ops… shown on Polish TV

As I am writing this, my mind cannot even contain it all. Heart cannot contain it either.

SNIPERS.

Against simple people with rocks.

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I am not saying the protesters are all peaceful. They gave up being peaceful and being like sheep, led to slaughter. In some cases, this allegory works well, but not when our nation is being cut down mercilessly by its own government.

Yes, we fight back.

Many people keep saying “Well, how about loving your enemy and turning the other cheek.”

I don’t think that works in the situation of a war. And I actually get mad whenever people tell me that we should just love those who are killing us.

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Since Tuesday, the subway system has been shut down. Many had to walk for hours in order to get home, since there were incredible traffic jams all over the city. I myself walked for 2.5 hours and then, miraculously, got in a bus that stopped right next to us and drove us the remaining way home. Otherwise, we were facing another 1.5 hour walk. Thankfully the weather is nice and actually warm. Not like a February at all.

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Today, they are talking about shutting down all the gas stations too. This would prevent Molotov Cocktails from being made as well as prevent people to drive to Maidan (since right now it is pretty much the only normal way to get there, unless you live near and can walk).

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This is war.

War of the government against its own people.

I don’t even know what to write…

This is my first time living under a warlike conditions (even if I am not at Maidan myself) and I so wish my grandma was alive and I could ask her for wisdom. She lived through the WWII and so did my grandpa. But I never knew my grandpa and my grandma is 12 years gone…

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I believe God has a purpose for Ukraine.

I believe that one day, some of us will be able to tell our kids about this and share our experiences and lessons we’ve learned.

I hope that Ukraine will still be a country after all this and there will be people left…

I hope that I will be able to write cheerful posts once again.

I hope. I pray. I believe.

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  • David Hayes

    Zena, we weep as we read your words and hear your heart. And we hope, pray and believe.

    • Spasibo for your prayers, David.

      • David Hayes

        Neechoho!

  • My heart breaks for you and your people Zee.I will continue hoping, praying and believing for God’s higher purpose…and for an end to the war.

  • Susan

    Each day I am aware of what is going on in your country. I am still praying.

  • Peter

    So utterly saddened by what we see happening in the Ukraine. Praying for you!

  • Betty Draper

    Every morning we watch national news and as soon as the Ukraine crisis comes on I lift up a prayer for your especially and for your country. I had my husband come look at your post and pictures today so he would know who Zee is. Little did I know when I sent you the courage pendant how God would call you forth to exercise courage. I am sure with all the turmoil people are thinking about their own lives and death which means the harvest is ripe. You have a platform now to witness for if God would usher you home with him through this trial you can testify where you would go and why. So along with safety and stability for your country I also pray for the courage for believers to speak up when God opens the door. Stay safe my courageous wise hearted sister in the Lord. And thank you for the fb updates that tells me you are safe.

    • You know it’s bad when the news from your country make international news… especially when they are there for a few days or months.

      That pendant has been my companion throughout the revolution. God knew more that we did when He put it on your heart to send me that pendant. So thanks for listening to His voice.

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