Yesterday, the latest Fellowship Freedom Flight landed in Tel Aviv at Ben Gurion Airport, a flight made possible by The Fellowship's faithful supporters. Arutz Sheva reports on the 250 Jews who arrived in their historic and biblical homeland after leaving behind the war and strife they faced in Ukraine:
Among the immigrants who participated in the flight there are 117 families, which will all settle in the north and center of Israel. The immigrants of the upcoming flight will receive assistance from the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ).
The eldest immigrant today is 86-years old, and along with her 52 children will become citizens, 7 of them are under 2 years old...
According to Valentina, who is coming on Aliyah with her husband and three children, her child's life was saved miraculously a few times during the ongoing conflict with Russia. "Life under a shelter had become a routine during the time we were living in Mariupol. There was fighting at one point that forced us to stay within a shelter for over two months."
"The day to day situation in the Ukraine now is awful and in some mysterious way only getting worse" mentioned Olga, another immigrant on the flight today. "Throughout the battles, as they became more stressful, my family and I were forced to live on the streets. I am so grateful for this opportunity to come and live in Israel with the help of IFCJ and to establish my home in the land of my ancestors, my historic homeland".
Maria and her two children came to Israel from the city of Donetsk. This is their first time visiting the country.
"I have never been to Israel before but I am confident that this is the best place for my family and me now. We lived in fear, I was depressed during this period more than once and my son developed a stutter as a result of these difficult times. I fell in love with Israel before I set foot in it, I love the country and the endless opportunities it may offer me..."