- The World Health Organization ranks Ukraine as fifth in per capita consumption of alcohol worldwide.
- An estimated 30 percent of men aged 25-30 are addicted to alcohol. **
- A 2008 World Health Organization study found that 40 percent of children in Ukraine drink alcohol—mainly beer—at least once per month.*
- Up to 100,000 people (in Ukraine) die from alcohol and drugs each year.**
Check out the testimony video from one of the men who found freedom through “Open Heaven” below.
Arise! Ukraine has partnered with Living Water Church in Bila Tserkva to provide a loving, Christ-centered place and program for Ukrainians wishing to be free from drug and or alcohol addictions.
The “Open Heaven” Center exists to bring men of all ages into a relationship with Christ while helping them study God’s Word and learn to pray and depend on Christ for a free and productive life.
“So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.” (John 8: 36)
The center built 5 greenhouses that are being used to grow fruits and vegetables to sell at local markets. Through these sales, the center will become more and more self-sustaining. Also, the center will be working to raise funds to open a Women’s Center in the near future.
Your prayers and gifts on behalf of Arise! Ukraine will help us develop this program. Click Donate.