You are no doubt aware that for the last few years, Ukraine is in the middle of a war. The effects on the people living in the East of the country has been terrible. Alex and Zina are a wonderful Christian couple who used to run a rehabilitation Center in Enakiev, Donetsk region which is now in the war zone. Because of their Christian faith they had to move away from this area in 2014 as their lives were at risk.
They moved to Mariupol in 2014 to escape the war but it was still dangerous due to their church connection. Six months ago in April, they moved to another area called Zaporo to start a new church. Zina continues to go to Enakiev. Taking vitamins, gifts and funds she has to cross the border to return to the rehabilitation centre. This couple work with the local GP and social worker (who they know personally) to help addicts. Zina needs documents to cross the border. It’s very risky and difficult for her.
Zina and Alex work with 8 families which includes 10 adults and 30 children. They give out life saving food, vitamins and medication. Many of the people they have helped have themselves escaped from the war zone. Having lived in Mariupol for three years they know everyone that they helped, therefore a trust has been established.