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Jews fleeing Ukraine now living in tents near the Moldovan border

WAR IN UKRAINE – 2022 – For Zion’s Sake Ministries

First the Fishers and Then the Hunters

‘The Lord lives who brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north, and from all the lands whither He had driven them.’ And I will bring them back into their land that I gave unto their fathers.

“Behold, I will send for many fishers,” saith the Lord, “and they shall fish them; and after will I send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain and from every hill, and out of the holes of the rocks. (Jeremiah 16:15-16)

Refugees fleeing Ukraine

Refugees fleeing Ukraine

Tens of thousands of Jews are now desperately hoping to escape war-torn Ukraine. The airports and borders are closed and many are fearful that the situation will continue to escalate. Some of the fortunate ones find ways to cross over unmarked borders within the Ukrainian forest escaping to Poland, Romania, Hungary and Moldova, while most (especially the elderly) remain at home and are simply hoping for the best. There are reports that many Jews are in contact with their local synagogues for comfort and supplies if needed. Some just want to pray and hope for some type of clandestine rescue mission that will bring their families safely to Israel…

FZS is ready… For such a time as this!

I know there must be many churches and Believers who are currently ministering to the needs there on the ground in Ukraine and the bordering countries. FZS is called to be a part of the network of those who are called to help save lives during this time of crisis. We certainly all need your prayers for wisdom, guidance and protection as the situation unfolds.

FZS has been contacted by a social worker in Israel asking if we could temporarily house Ukrainians who are stranded in Israel because all flights back into Ukraine have been suspended. We already have 1 Ukrainian woman living at our center and we are preparing places for others that will need shelter when the time arises, especially if there are indeed emergency evacuations from Ukraine.

Vision for FZS emergency rooms

FZS emergency room

We envision our FZS emergency rooms to look something like this

We are prayerfully considering the possibility of converting the rental space at our FZS distribution center into an emergency dormitory with at least 20 beds complete with food rations, medical supplies and toiletries. It is a big step of faith because we ask, “what if” the crisis ends and nothing happens? Would you please join us in prayer for God’s perfect will in this endeavor.

The number of Jews living in Ukraine is uncertain, however we believe there are approximately 250,000 who may need to flee to Israel for safety. We must remember from history that in Ukraine, Anti-Semitism and persecution is still very fresh in the minds of many Jews living there, especially because of the pogroms, camps and ghettos during the WWII years.

Blessings in Yeshua as we wait for His return!

Bradley Antolovich - For Zion's Sake

Bradley Antolovich
International Director