Alexander was about to enter the battle of his life which would determine whether he would ever see his wife and young son again.
“I knew this fight was different,” says Alexander.
“I had been in many battles before, but the chaos and gunfire was like nothing that I had ever experienced. My life was flashing before my eyes. I started thinking about my wife, my baby… my twin sister. ‘NO!’, I yelled to myself. ‘Focus…’. I regrouped my thoughts and started to rely on my instincts and training.”
Alexander made it through that horrific morning of fighting in Eastern Ukraine that would forever change his life, but so many others around him did not. He decided it was time to get out of Ukraine and move to Israel where he could give his family a future and also begin to fulfil his own dreams of becoming a mechanic.
Alexander’s twin sister, Tatiana, had already worked with our Aliyah Co-ordinator to obtain permission for her and her husband to make aliyah, but she refused to leave her beloved brother behind, saying, “I told him that I would wait for him, no matter how long it took.”
Tatiana and her husband stayed with Alexander’s wife and one-year-old son while he was fighting for his life and country. They prayed together every day that he would return home safely. They also prayed for a peaceful and healthy life together in Israel.
I am thrilled to tell you that God has answered their prayers. Alexander did return, and we have helped them all to make aliyah successfully. Today, they are living in Israel!