When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1990, the door to freedom opened for Soviet Jews, who under oppressive communist rule had for many years been persecuted and denied the right to come to Israel. On Wings of Eagles was started to provide freedom flights for these suffering people. Christians eagerly took part in this work, knowing that they were being used by God to fulfill the biblical prophecy, "the Gentiles… will bring your sons in their arms and carry your daughters on their shoulders" (Isaiah 49:22). Since then, The Fellowship's friends have brought hundreds of thousands of Jews to the Holy Land through their generous donations to On Wings of Eagles.
Rosa was born into a deeply religious Jewish family in the former Soviet Union. But her family paid a steep price for their faith. Rosa's grandfather faced tremendous anti-Semitism at work, and was later sent to a forced labor camp. After this, the family learned to hide the fact that they were Jewish. Find out how On Wing of Eagles gave back to Rosa the freedom to live proudly as a Jew… Read more
As a child in the Ukraine, Ira never knew she was Jewish. Then one day, at age 9, she overheard her schoolteacher making anti-Semitic comments. When she told her mother about them, her mother told her the truth: she was Jewish. From that moment on, Ira dreamed… Read more
Lidia is a twenty-three-year-old Jew who until recently lived in Russia. Her grandfather was a doctor falsely accused of being a "Zionist spy" during the years of oppressive Communist rule and was murdered by the Soviet authorities… Read more
Eli, 25, grew up in the former Soviet Union (FSU). Though his parents were not religious, they instilled in him a strong love of Israel. "My parents would talk about Israel whenever it was mentioned in the news," he says… Read more
As a young boy growing up in Russia during the reign of Communism, Daniel did not know that he was Jewish. "My family wasn't religious," Daniel remembers. "The Soviets did a good job of wiping away all outward appearances… Read more