Give What You Can
Australian and New Zealand Aid
The Friends of Israel has an office in Australia that reaches people in Australia and New Zealand. For more than 20 years, we have been ministering to the Jewish people and teaching biblical truth about Israel to Christian churches in these areas. In February 2004, our first Australian field worker started working with us full-time. The Lord has continued to bless our Australian ministry since then. Many churches are hungry for strong biblical teaching and are asking for our workers to come teach them about Israel in the Scriptures. We are adding more staff to fulfill the requests and to expand our ministry to the Jewish communities in these countries. You can be a part of this growing ministry in this beautiful part of the world through your donations!
Care for Holocaust Survivors and Their Families
We are in the final years of having the privilege to help Holocaust survivors and their families. Regardless of how long ago the horrific event was, scars still run deep. But we know the Healer of all wounds, and we love to tell others about Him. Workers all over the world are investing time in these dear people. Will you help in this investment?
Clothing & Shoes for Children
Few of us think twice about the amount of shoes or clothes we own. Sometimes it’s easy to take the basics for granted. In Poland, Ukraine, and Russia, our workers come across people, particularly children, who don’t have adequate clothing, especially for the harsh winter months. For $30 you can buy a child a good pair of shoes and a coat for winter. This is an excellent way for you to teach your children or grandchildren how to be thankful for what they have and how to put others before themselves.
Eastern European Relief
Our Polish workers have traveled to Russia and Ukraine for years. But right now we are living in one of the most dangerous times to travel to those areas. Should we stop going now because it is not safe? Absolutely not! Jesus never promised us we would be safe. But He did promise He would always be with us. So our workers go regardless of the danger, caring for families in need. They take literature with them to teach others about God’s love and provide life-saving medicine to those who have no one to help them. One of our workers proclaimed, “We were able to spend $3,000 on medicine and basic needs for the people of Ukraine who were not able to get them because of the conflict. Our people literally saved Jewish lives with these funds!” You helped to save Jewish lives because of your giving!
God has a beautiful way of taking care of His people, and He is using The Friends of Israel to help. Our workers all over the world are providing care for the elderly. Whether it’s a ride to the doctor, providing much-needed medication, or enough food to get them through to the next week, we are able to provide these services to the elderly because of you. A gift of $25 can pay for somebody’s medication or basket of food.
General Medical Supplies
Providing 24-hour care for anyone in need can be expensive. The clinic uses disposable medical supplies, such as glucose testing strips, daily. A gift of $10 will provide daily medical supplies for the clinic.
G’sherim is The Friends of Israel’s official internship program. For nine months, young adults live in Las Vegas, NV, and learn beside our workers. Our hope is that God will call them into full-time ministry with The Friends of Israel. But at the very least, we hope they will become lifelong advocates for Israel and the Jewish people. Interns must raise their own support, and the cost is great. Sometimes the cost becomes a hindrance to those who wish to join. Your help can lessen the financial burden for these young people.
Israel Music and Arts
Music is vital to the Jewish people. Because of this, we have helped to start a program in Israel that trains musicians. Children and adults are taught piano, violin, percussion, flute, brass instruments, and voice. Once they have perfected their talents they are able to minister musically to people in their area. Music is a wonderful way to show God’s love to their neighbors who need hope. But since many in Israel struggle to make ends meet, people are financially unable to attend or to send their children to such a program. Your gift will help our workers share God’s love through music.
Giving your little one a bath. Grabbing some groceries. Driving down the highway. Swimming in the neighborhood pool. These are activities we do every day. They are also activities Israelis do every day. Then the siren sounds. For some of us, that might mean a storm is coming, and we need to take cover. For Israelis it means a rocket has been launched by someone who hates them and is trying to kill them. As Bible-believing Christians, we know what the Bible says about supporting God’s Chosen People, but many of us do not know how to help. We pray and know that the Lover of Israel hears us. We tell our friends and family of God’s goodness to Israel, but we want to do more.
The Friends of Israel began the Israel Relief Fund with the hope of making a difference in tangible ways to show our love and support to the Israeli people. One of those ways is Operation Lifeshield. Operation Lifeshield is an emergency campaign to save innocent lives by providing Israel’s threatened communities with air-raid shelters. These shelters are built and placed near vulnerable areas, such as neighborhoods, schools, and playgrounds. Our Hesed team (see page 10) had the privilege of visiting a neighborhood with a shelter. A man ran out of his home toward the team. He shared that only the week before, he was bathing his daughter when the sirens sounded. He had 45 seconds to reach the shelter. He wrapped his daughter in a towel and ran. By God’s grace, he made it to the shelter in time. You can make a difference in Israeli lives by donating to our Israel Relief Fund. Our leaders here at The Friends of Israel are continually researching for the best way to use these funds, which go in their entirety to help the people of the State of Israel.
Medical Care for the Day
An average of 80 people visit the clinic every day. Your gift of $50 will cover basic medical care for one patient.
In order to care for patients in the free clinic, we need medical equipment to diagnose their conditions properly. Your gift of $25 will help us purchase the medical testing and diagnostic equipment needed.
Poland Mentoring Program
Our Polish workers are busy! Not only are they ministering to Jewish people in Poland, but they also are traveling to Ukraine and Russia to help with people’s spiritual and physical needs. In Poland, they are nurturing relationships with other Polish Christians who are interested in The Friends of Israel’s work. Sometimes it is expensive taking an extra person along on their trips to other countries, but this investment is necessary in order for new workers to come onboard. You can help by giving towards the cost of the development of new workers.
Have you read any of The Friends of Israel’s books or our magazine, Israel My Glory? Our authors, editors, and publishing team work hard to provide biblical truth about the Messiah and Israel. These publications are vital to our international work. While our workers minister to the Jewish people, they also spend time translating these works from English to Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, French, German, and Hebrew. But unlike in the United States, in these countries many people cannot afford to buy materials. Countless international pastors and Christians need these resources to grow in their faith. Giving to the fund for publications translations is a unique way you can partake in Jesus’ command to “go.”
Thank God for Israel Day
Thank God for Israel Day is a time for Christians to gather around the Jewish people and show their support. It is a local gathering held in towns all over the United States. We work with local pastors and rabbis to organize the event, which brings both Christians and Jewish people together to hear speakers who support Israel. Each time, people come as strangers, but leave as friends. Your gift can help these events take place.
Western European Relief
Anti-Semitism is growing at a rapid pace in Western Europe. We thank God for the growing number of Friends of Israel workers He has been raising up for this area. In France alone, there have been many anti-Semitic terror attacks this past year. Roughly 500,000 Jewish people live in France, and 50,000 of them plan to leave the country within the next few years. As you can imagine, many are restless and fear more attacks. We are thankful our workers in France have befriended the Jewish people. Recently, God has also raised up a worker in Germany who is finding many people hungry to hear what God says about Israel and the Jewish people. He hardly has enough time to reach them all. Our workers appreciate your support and cannot do their work without you.
Whether they are helping Christian students build relationships with the Jewish community— or opening their home to international students and sharing with them the Good News about God and His love—our workers are always investing in students. Your gift of $20 can supply our workers with the materials necessary to minister to college students from all over the world.