Faces of the Fellowship
Zola was a child when his hometown of Nikolaev, Ukraine, was surrendered to the Germans. He held his mother’s hand as they fled to a bomb shelter. She pulled him along, with explosions all around and soldiers wearing gas masks walking through the streets. Zola was scared.
Nina, an elderly woman in the former Soviet republic of Moldova, used to be a brilliant doctor. She was once fluent in Yiddish, Russian, and Ukrainian, yet today, she suffers from dementia, and is often disoriented. She only remembers Ukrainian, since that was her first language, and suffers from heart disease and glaucoma.
Andrii and Halyna are a young couple who just arrived in Israel from Ukraine with the help of The Fellowship. They can’t wait to start their new lives in their biblical homeland, and are especially grateful that their 1-year-old son has a chance to receive better medical care.
Daniel’s parents wondered why their son didn’t play make believe games with his dolls and friends the way children usually do. The family had recently escaped war-torn Ukraine and were living in Moscow, and Daniel’s mother, Olga, was able to bring Daniel to the Fellowship-supported Chamah Center for Child Development for help.
Sergei had poured his heart and soul into building a small business in western Russia, and then it went bankrupt. When this happened, Sergei immediately worried about his 6-year-old son, Rostik. Sergei and his wife had spent most of their earnings on getting medical care for Rostik, who needs . . .
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