Center “Salvation” started in Oct, 2011.
Vitaliy and I had bought a house out in a village near his hometown. We weren’t entirely sure what to do with it. But God had plans . . . He wanted to make it a house of salvation.
Drug and alcohol addicts come to live here. The rehab program is 6 months, or however long a man needs. They study the Bible daily, work through an addiction program, take care of the chickens, goats, garden, and grounds. When they finish, we then help them find a place to live and work, get their legal documents made, medical care, etc.
(Vitaliy & the guys sitting outside the house–they built this table & chairs)
We had lots of men come and go in the 2 years we’ve been operating. For those who finish the 6-month program, they are encouraged to stay on as leaders so they can become more grounded and better understand what they learned. God’s blessed us with Ruslan, our first guy that has stayed on as a leader after finishing rehab. He has a huge heart to serve God.
There are other men, other stories to be told, too.