FZS responds to Ukrainian Refugee Crisis
For Zion’s Sake has worked with the Israeli Field Hospital in the Philippines, Nepal, and now for the third time in Ukraine.
When the Ukrainian War began back in late February, 2022, I knew in my heart immediately that FZS should be involved in this Humanitarian Crisis. In just a few weeks we found ourselves imbedded on the Hungarian border, assisting thousands of Ukrainian refugees pouring over the border, many being Jewish. Most were forced to flee their war-torn cities, hoping for safety in the countries of Europe.
Then 3 weeks later, we traveled to the Polish border, which soon became the epicenter for the refugee’s entrance in Europe. Here we labored together with a ministry group called, “Ebenezer” who rented a hotel to focus their outreach primarily on Jewish refugees. We would have daily, “fishing trips” heading out into the see of refugees with Israel flags hoping to identify Jews who would want to immigrate to Israel.
Finally our time ended in Ukraine itself working with the Israel Field Hospital in Ukraine near Lviv, Ukraine. During six weeks of operation, the hospital’s 100 staff members – 80 of whom were doctors and nurses treated more than 6,000 patients. We were welcomed to the hospital as family and had really good fellowship with the Israelis who also came to volunteer and help from hospitals all over Israel.