In my Letter to the Editor last week, I addressed the topic of freedom and made a statement: “We don’t know what freedom is until we really lose it.” In my case, it was in the Netherlands. We lost it between 1940 and 1945 when the Nazis bombed Rotterdam — what a terrible thing of pain and destruction.
Now, Putin’s Russia is doing the same devastating destruction to Ukraine. A country with a democratic elected government. my wife, Lena and I, and a group visited that country in 1994, and made some awesome friends. We shared our faith and prayed “lead me, guide me along the way, for if you lead me, I cannot go astray.”Now, I am wondering what is happening to them while their cities are being bombed. Their precious freedom has been taken away. May the world show much compassion and help them, and may god have mercy on them.