Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.
The city of Odessa, Ukraine is a major seaport with a population of over a million people. There are different regions in the city…I live in the northern “town” of Kotovskovo which is filled with apartment buildings. Many people commute from this area to work in the city center. Life has been calm here despite the war in the eastern part of Ukraine. Please pray with me that God will protect Odessa from the spreading violence and strife, and pray that He will open the eyes and hearts of the people here to understand their need for salvation. May they come to know true freedom and peace in Jesus Christ!