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This is what Galina told us, a lady from Bucha who was our guest last month, together with 34 other people – the vast majority of whom were children, most of them adopted. Galina became a widow a few years back and lived in Bucha with her 4 natural children, 5 grandchildren, and 6 adopted children.
She showed us a picture of her house, a very beautiful and spacious house, her life’s work, the place where she felt at peace with her extended family and a lot of guests that she often hosted there. Then he showed us a set of pictures of her house destroyed by bombs and shells. Through tears she told us: “… here was the kitchen, there was a big hall, but now everything is in ruins!”
The night the Russians attacked Bucha, Galina together with 150 people, Christians and non-Christians, took shelter in the church. They experienced moments of horror. The lights of shells and projectiles could be seen from the windows of the church and explosions could be heard all around. On that cold March night, all the unbelievers who were there surrendered their lives to Christ. They all admitted that they experienced a miracle that only a LIVING and TRUE GOD could do: the church building remained untouched… in an area where everything around was destroyed.
Galina told us at the end the conclusion she reached after this experience: “When you lose everything, it doesn’t matter if you live in Bucha or somewhere in a village in northern Ukraine at the border with Poland. When you lose everything, you have only one thing left: your soul and that of your children. When you lose everything, your only hope and anchor is God!”