Our rescue team just recently found Albert living in extreme poverty and very dangerous life-threatening conditions. This dear brother is a refugee from the war in Donetsk where he lost everything that he owned, except for the clothes on his back.  Every picture and item from his past and present were destroyed when a gunfight caused his home to catch fire and burn to the ground. He then ran for his life to find safe shelter, only to end up in a dilapidated one room flat with no running water or electricity. 

When we placed Albert into our Senior Care program, he literally did not have anything to his name and desperately needed hip replacement surgery. Our rehabilitative teams are now putting together a treatment plan for this sweet man as we work to stabilize his health and provide him with all of the food, clothing, safe shelter and medical treatments that he so much needs. 

My family, I am praying that you will continue to help us put a name and a face to every one of our beloved Jewish brothers and sisters who we rescue and save. May God bless you abundantly, for helping us to bless Israel and the Jewish people.  

Covid & The War In Donetsk


I was awakened in the middle of the night by a flurry of gunshots being fired close to our flat. Instinctually, I jumped out of bed and headed to the other room where my two boys were sleeping. Andre the oldest, was crying with his blanket covering his head and my little Artem was shaking violently. Within seconds, there was a deafening explosion as the windows shattered around us and the front walls of the flat disappeared. It was like watching a movie in slow motion, except we were the stars and the heat of the fire was very real.

I grabbed my boys and headed into the smoke filled hallway and then down the stairs of our shattered building. Our neighbours were doing the same as we continuously tripped over each other while trying to make our way down in the darkness. As we hit the ground floor, chaos and fire surrounded us as we ran for our lives.  

Thank God, Katya and the boys made it out alive and were taken to a bus that was headed to the Kiev region. Today, they are living in Annetevka where we have a specialised program with Rabbi Azman to provide advanced therapeutic care to traumatised Jewish refugees who have escaped the fighting in Eastern Ukraine. 

Currently, Katya continues to suffer from severe depression and is still trying to come to terms with just how close she and her children came to losing their lives. Artem, her youngest son has developed a bad case of psoriasis because of the constant anxiety and stress that he now lives with. Every day, our team of neuropsychologists and social workers are providing the family with the rehabilitative care so that they can learn to cope with their near death experience.  

My family, your special gift of love will help provide the life-saving care that this family and others just like them so desperately need. May God bless you for blessing Israel and our suffering Jewish brothers and sisters.

Coming To The Rescue

Whoever has a bountiful eye will be blessed, for he shares his bread with the poor. Proverbs 22:9

Every day, our feeding centers are serving up thousands of life-saving nutritious meals to Holocaust Survivors, the elderly, Jewish families and children throughout the Jewish communities of Ukraine. As the coronavirus continues to shut down the country, our suffering Jewish brothers and sisters are now in desperate need of having food and humanitarian aid delivered directly to their homes. Because of your continued prayers and loving support, that is exactly what we have just begun to do. 

As soon as the coronavirus started to shut down Ukraine, we knew that we had to move quickly to save the lives of those who depend on our feeding centers to eat and receive the loving care that keeps them alive. We called an emergency planning meeting to bring together our rescue teams and coordinators and set into motion the beginnings of a massive food delivery program that would safely deliver meals and humanitarian aid directly to the homes of our most vulnerable brothers and sisters. I would like to bring you into our new life-saving program so that you can see firsthand, how we are together moving mountains to bless and save our suffering Jewish brothers and sisters in their greatest time of need. 

It’s so heartbreaking to see the desperation and loneliness in the faces of our suffering brothers and sisters as they are forced to isolate in their run down flats. They are literally terrified and in desperate need of food, medical care, medications and the reassurance that we will continue to be there, delivering these necessities to them every single day. 

My family, this is a big challenge for us. We need to not only continue this life-saving service but also reach out to the hundreds who desperately need our help during this global pandemic. I am praying that you will continue to support this critical program and our efforts in saving and blessing the lost people of Israel.

“The World As We Know It”

By Jennifer Waddle – Ministry Development Team

Above all, keep loving one another earnestly. 1 Peter 4:8

As the earth continues to spin on its axis, on the same orbit around the sun, the world as we know it has become an unfamiliar place of uncertainty. This unprecedented time of quarantine, that has separated us from family, friends, and coworkers, has led many of us into a season of confinement for the first time in our lives. Yet, even on our darkest, loneliest day, it is but a glimpse into the isolation that many of our Jewish brothers and sisters in Ukraine experience on a regular basis.

The world as they know it consists of oppression, discrimination, and outright rejection. The precious elderly, who should be regarded as patriarchs and matriarchs of future generations, are left without basic necessities and medical attention. Mothers and fathers struggle to find quality work and supply daily bread for their children. And those with special needs are cast aside as less-than, and all but forgotten. These realities are stark reminders that isolation in the Ukraine is a constant, tragic presence that continues whether there is a worldwide pandemic or not.

But maybe, just maybe, our small taste of confinement during quarantine has left enough of an impression on us to take the call of love deeper than we have ever taken it. As we emerge from this unprecedented season, perhaps our eyes will be opened to see the world like never before. And hopefully, our ears will be unstopped to hear the clear call of the Master’s will.

As Charles Wesley once penned,

A charge to keep I have,
A God to glorify,
A never dying soul to save,
And fit it for the sky.

To serve the present age,
My calling to fulfill:
O may it all my powers engage
To do my Master’s will!

My dear friends, what a divine calling we have to do our Master’s will. Right here, right now, we are called by the Living God to go deeper in our love for Him and for His people. And by the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we are led to be healing instruments of love, provision, and peace.

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace. 1 Peter 4:10

As the cloud of quarantine begins to lift, and we step back into our familiar routines, let’s also step forward into the call of the Master’s will. With each of our God-given gifts, let’s work together as the body of Christ to serve one another as good stewards of God’s grace.

And, as the earth continues to spin on its axis, making its yearly orbit around the sun, let us move forward into a brighter season of hope that propels us forward in greater love for our Jewish brothers and sisters in Ukraine.