At about 5:00am Ukraine time today (Feb 24, 2022), Russia started shelling all of the strategic targets throughout Ukraine – military bases, airports, etc. As far as I can tell, there is direct fighting on the borders – Ukraine has reported that it shot down several Russian planes and has killed some of their soldiers. The Russians are obviously denying that… and there’s no way to tell what’s really going on without being there.
If you would like to stay up-to-date with the global situation, you can check out these news sources. They’re the best we can offer, as we ourselves are not going to try to give a play-by-play. We are busy staying safe.
BBC YouTube channel – https://www.youtube.com/c/BBCNews
BBC live updates – https://www.bbc.com/news/topics/cx1m7zg0gzdt/ukraine
KyivPost – https://www.kyivpost.com/ukraine-politics
Please don’t try to call us or write to us – we will update y’all if anything big happens to us. We are very thankful that God led us to prepare for this long beforehand. Our car is gassed up, we have food, we have water, we have a way to leave, etc. We haven’t left yet because of the initial chaos – most of Lviv was choked with CRAZY traffic from the time of the attack to about noon today. People were panicking, which is a terrible atmosphere to drive in. Things have calmed down much more now, though after a trip to the store and talking with our neighbors, we can say that things are tense.
- Please pray for our local church.
- Please pray for us – we need wisdom and God’s direct guidance.
- Please pray for Ukraine… and for Russia.
We love you all. I hope to write again in a few days.