Hundreds of American veterans are helping Ukraine fight its war against Russia, but Staff Sgt. Christian Hickey, a Green Beret as a National Guard, is in the country to share his faith, a move he says didn’t sit well with the U.S. government, Newsmax’s Chuck Holton reported.
“I’m not here representing the United States military, I’m not here representing my command, I’m not here representing the National Guard. I’m representing as an ambassador of Jesus Christ, and that’s exactly what I’m doing here as a missionary in Ukraine,” Hickey told Holton during an appearance on Newsmax’s “American Agenda.”
“I took a huge leap of faith and I know God had called me here. And so, when I started discussing with my chain of command it was revealed to me that they did not have the authority to tell me no. I thought it was off the table. And so, I said, ‘OK, well God is calling me there, I’m going to go.'”
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