Help in Time of Need
Uplifting Jewish families during the High Holidays as they take their First Steps in Israel
Although we are excited at the biblical and prophetic significance of the return of the Jewish people to Israel, we see the practicalities for the people making the journey can be overwhelming and frightening. It is especially true today when Israel is experiencing a tremendous influx of olim (immigrants) from war-stricken Ukraine, oppressed and persecuted Belarus and Russian Jews. Whole families are forced to flee their homes, arriving in Israel with their entire lives packed in a small suitcase. Overwhelmed, frightened, and desperate, they seek out anyone that will help with even their most basic needs. Currently, over 50 new families are arriving in Ashdod every month. Most of these families consist of a mother with small children, the father forced to remain behind in Ukraine, or in the case of larger families of 3 or more kids, the father was allowed to join them. The daily things we rely on and take for granted as part of our lives are a luxury for these families. Essential items like bedding, towels, blankets, kettles, fans, and food are just basic, but in the lives of these families, they are invaluable. For the upcoming Rosh Hashanah and High Holidays, we are looking to help at least 100 families with a special “Starter Kit” containing not only food but also care packages containing a variety of home essentials customized to the needs of each family. These kits were well thought out and put together. Each kit will include a selection of essential items such as kitchen supplies, kettle, bedding, pillows, toaster, towels, utensils, etc. In addition to these items, food baskets will be provided to help families during the High Holidays. Things that we have the privilege of owning without even thinking about it, while many families struggle every day without those simple basic items as they start their new life in a new country. This is a unique opportunity for you to be the hands of Jesus. Through believers like you, we can bless the people of Israel and show them the love of their Savior. Will you consider providing at least one family with a Starter Kit through a gift of $150 or more? Our goal is to bless 100 families this month with important basics they currently go without. Most often, it is the help that comes in a time of need that leaves the deepest and most lasting imprint in a heart.