Latter-day Saint Life

Ukrainian Latter-day Saint mother shares miracles as she fled just days after giving birth

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A young adult from Ukraine shares her faith in Christ and miraculous experiences she’s had during the ongoing conflict.

Early in the morning on February 24, 2022, a nurse opened my hospital room door, woke me up, and said in an urgent voice, “Take your baby, wrap him in a blanket, and go into the hall—now.”

I didn’t know what was going on, but I immediately took my two-day-old son in my arms and walked out of my hospital room. Other women with babies were also there, but no one else seemed to understand what was happening either. Moments later we were told that Kyiv, Ukraine (where we were), and other cities were being bombed and attacked by hostile aircraft.

Following Promptings

We needed to decide how to move forward.

I felt numb. Later, as I was leaving the hospital with my husband, I still couldn’t believe our new reality. We didn’t know where to go or what to do. Everything was happening so fast. So, despite our fear, we took a moment to pray together to know if we should go back to our hometown outside of Kyiv or stay there in the capital. We talked to different family members who believed that Kyiv might be better protected and that we should stay there. But my husband and I received a different answer from the Spirit, and the next morning we started our journey back to our home.

Read Anastasia’s family’s full story and journey of faith and miracles on the Church’s online publication YA Weekly.

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