Relief and Aid
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!
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.
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 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.
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!