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September 12, 2017

Generation of survivors!

Some time ago we visited the family of Anatoly Melnik. They have one daughter, a son-in-law and a grandson. We learned many interesting details from this family’s history. Anatoly’s mother miraculously escaped the Babi Yar shooting, but his grandmother was shot on September 30, 1941. For many years Anatoly's mother wanted to go to Israel with her son's family. But they were not sure about their plans. Ultimately she decided to fly on her own and died a week before her flight to Israel. After that, the family decided to postpone their plans for aliyah. But Anatoly promised his mother before her death that he would take her grandson to the land of her forefathers. We talked a lot about God's plan for His people and about Eretz Yisrael.

The Melnik family at Boryspol International airport with their driver

Anatoly decided to make aliyah together with his wife. By that time the daughter and her family said that they too didn’t want to stay in Ukraine.

Some months before the flight, Anatoly suffered a stroke, after which he has been confined to a wheelchair. His wife does her best not to lose courage, to take care and to support Anatoly in everything. She lost more than 15 kilos because of her constant worries. In Ukraine it is impossible to fall ill. The Ukrainian medical system is not able to rehabilitate patients and if you are lucky enough to find an institution that is willing and able to take care of you it costs a lot of money, which the family of Anatoly doesn't have.

Christians for Israel provided financial assistance to the whole family for ordering international passports, going to the consular check and, of course, on the day of their departure, took them to Boryspol International Airport near Kiev! Departure was early in the morning, so during the night Christians for Israel’s car was near their house.

The family did not have enough words to express their gratitude. Anatoly's wife cried all the time. Daughter Anna hugged and kissed us. We are literally, as it is written: we are carrying them on our shoulders... Now we are praying for the safe absorption of the family in Netanya, Israel.

Anatoly and Natalyia Krishanovski 

The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness"
Jeremiah 31:3. 

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