Ksenija Sabo // Tirzah’s Regional Leader in Eastern Europe is a respected Bible teacher and is on the leadership committee for Hope for Europe (HFE), a network of organizations collaborating in ministry across Europe. Tirzah partners with HFE in training women leaders particularly in Eastern European nations. Ksenija and her team focus on developing women leaders, training them to respond to the critical issues of their nations. She helps them discover how they can use their gifts and talents to impact their communities and provide leadership within the church. She also reaches out to marginalized ethnic groups, particularly the impoverished Roma people. She works to help these families keep their daughters in school and provides training in life skills and practical help for families with money-management information, food support and scholarships. She also helps women who are dealing with domestic violence, which is common in her region. Ksenija and her husband Victor, a pastor, live in Serbia and have four adult children.
Ksenija first felt a call to serve women in 1989 while still living under communism. She came to understand that she had to be willing to engage women inside and outside of the church in environments where they could be comfortable. Women needed friendship, love and support. In these early meetings outside of church, Ksenija faced the needs and wounds of these women and felt God open her eyes and her heart toward serving women.
Ksenija’s vision is to bring women together and inspire them to reach out with the love of Christ and meet the practical needs of society. Her favorite Bible passage is from Ephesians 2: " ... at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel ... without hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ."