Once Israelis graduate high school, they must serve two or three years defending their nation in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). These men and women transition from student life to military life within only a matter of months. By the time they finish serving, Israeli soldiers need rest and relaxation. A large majority of them spend a month before college backpacking in places like Australia and New Zealand. Our workers in those countries have the unique privilege of opening their homes and providing a place of rest to these young Israeli soldiers on their journey. Our workers spend many Friday nights celebrating Shabbat and showing them love. The soldiers leave encouraged, rested, and assured they have Christian friends all over the world supporting them and praying for them. A gift of $50 will help us to house a group of soldiers for a weekend.