Due to the terrible situation in the Ukraine at the moment Alex and Zina have had to move and go and live in Mariopol, which is just over the border from the war zone. They continue to work at a rehabilitation centre which they were working in at the start of their ministry to alcoholics and drug addicts a few years ago. They are doing a vital work there giving aid, food and clothing to those in need affected by the war. Zina was due to go back to Enakiev but because she is a Christian,it could be very difficult and dangerous for her, she has given out alot of information on face book and will be well know. Alex and Zina pray that one day they can return to their homes.
Alex and Zina started the work at the rehabilitation centre approximately 13 yrs ago.
Both had been drug addicts.After a life change ,they became Christians. A decision was then made to open a drug rehabilitation centre.
The centre is situated in a small village.They started by purchasing one of the houses which had to be completely renovated.Gradually, over the years, more houses were purchased. Today there are 8 houses throughout this village,all the houses have large gardens where they grow vegetables and keep live stock.
They look after people who were drop outs in society ,victims who have addictions to alcohol and drugs.Quite often the police and local government would recommend people to them.
The houses are equally divided between male and female.
People were able to come off drugs with only the help and prayers of Alex and Zina.
The last few years they have developed their work into the area of helping parents and children with HIV and AIDS. Sadly a considerable amount of these children are abandoned by their mothers.Adoption is arranged for children who are fortunate enough to survive .
The government will give some help in the form of medication to the victims of HIV and AIDS but many times it is far too complex for people to know how to get this .Alex and Zina are able to facilitate this.
The work will continue with the extra financial help given by Door of Hope plus grant support from Link to Hope.