2020 - 2021

Gift Catalog


24 Ways You Can Make An Impact

2020 - 2021

Gift Catalog


24 Ways You Can Make An Impact

Check out the flipbook version of this year's gift catalog → 
Jim Showers
Jim Showers, DMin

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR / PRESIDENT


Dear Friends,


To say 2020 was an unusual year would be an understatement. A global pandemic knocked most of us off our regular routines, forcing us to take a step back and refocus on what matters most. Here at The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry, we have sensed the Lord’s presence throughout this unprecedented time. In some circumstances, our ministry efforts have had to slow down and pivot; but in many ways, our opportunities to serve both the Jewish and Christian communities worldwide have grown exponentially.



You can join us in our mission by giving online further down this page. 


24 Ways You Can Bless the Jewish People

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Eastern Europe

Clothing for Children

The political unrest in Eastern Europe remains a source of tension that keeps children from living free lives. Often families are taken from their homes and forced into temporary housing, leaving them with very few items of their own. You can help meet their most basic needs by making a gift that will supply clothing and shoes for Jewish families who need it most.

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Eastern Europe

Holiday With the Bible

During a 10-day stay at a farm near Warsaw or Wisła in the mountains of Poland, Jewish attendees experience warm hospitality and life-changing Bible study. Our FOI workers team up with Polish Christians and Jewish people to study the Tanakh (the Old Testament) together in a relaxed setting. For many, it is the first time they’ve held a Bible in their hands.

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Eastern Europe

Eastern European Relief

This relief fund meets the most practical needs by supplying necessary items such as stoves or heat for families in Eastern Europe who have none. The fund meets physical needs by supplying food, medications, and assisting those with insurmountable medical bills. Most importantly, this relief fund meets spiritual needs as, with every gift made, it offers a message of hope of the Messiah.

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Eastern Europe

Living Bridges

Living Bridges offers education for young people from Polish Protestant churches and prepares them for ministry with Jewish people. Opportunities include educational trips to Israel, conferences for believers from Poland and Eastern Europe where we study the
role of Israel in God’s plan as it is presented in the Bible, and seminars on the history of the Holocaust in Eastern Europe. Your gift will help educate young Polish people and prepare them for ministry with Jewish people.

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Eastern Europe

Children's Summer Camps

Every summer, more than 200 Eastern European children arrive at one of our FOI Summer Camps in Poland where they experience firsthand the love of the Messiah. Every child receives the gift of a new Bible, a new backpack, and new clothes. As children return home changed, parents witness for themselves the impact of the gospel. Your financial support pays for a child’s week at camp, visa paperwork, and costly transportation. But, most importantly, your investment in a child opens the door to a life forever transformed.

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Western Europe

Western European Aid

As our FOI teams in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom pursue relationships with Jewish friends, they constantly hear stories of those who are desperate for help, many too poor to cover their own expenses and needs. In an effort to show love to our Jewish friends and Holocaust survivors, we offer relief and hope to those we can reach.

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Western Europe

Publications Translation

Understanding culture, tradition, and the intricacy of language helps us communicate effectively and reach people where they are. FOI produces theologically sound and biblically encouraging literature year round in an effort to uniquely reach others for Christ. Your gift will help give our French, German, Polish, and Russian friends an opportunity to read solid, biblical teaching in their own language.

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Australia & New Zealand

Australian & New Zealand Aid

Regrettably, all across the world, both biblically sound teaching and the belief in God’s great plan for Israel are drifting among believers and non-believers alike. In Australia and New Zealand, a collective belief is rising that God no longer views Israel as the apple of His eye, and has been replaced by today’s modern church. Our FOI team is working to lovingly combat this confusion by tackling tough issues in as many churches as will welcome them.

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South America

Medical Care for the Day

Every day, three doctors and several nurses work tirelessly to meet the needs of every patient who walks into their clinic. Most days this means treating almost 100 people who are desperate for medical attention. Your gift of $50 will cover one day’s costs for medical care and supplies for one patient. How many patients can you help today?

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South America

Medical Equipment

Excellent medical equipment is required to run a clinic as well as our FOI team does. This requires much-needed financial support. In an effort to invest in necessary items such as ultrasound machines, heart monitors, and oxygen machines, your gift of $25 would go a long way.

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Argentina Medical Clinic

Approximately 200,000 Jewish people live in Argentina, most of them in Buenos Aires. Whether atheists or believers, Jewish or Gentile, people who need medical attention turn to our medical clinic for help. FOI team member Dr. Juan Espinoza shared, “As it is said, there are no atheists in foxholes.”

“Doctor, during our first consultation you told us that the first step towards health recovery is the understanding of our actual state. Without knowing what is wrong within us, it is not possible to get a cure” — clinic patient.

While meeting medical needs nonstop, the clinic has a unique opportunity to share the love of Jesus with each and every person who walks through their doors. Offering a daily Bible study, the team of doctors and nurses testify that the Messiah is the ultimate, eternal cure.

Israel

Israel Relief Fund

When you give to the Israel Relief Fund, you partner with other believers in saving lives on the ground. You provide shelter from missiles and bombs; feed, clothe, and educate those most marginalized; save heartbeats from abortion; rescue people from drug addiction and prostitution; and supply first responders. Your gift today will go directly toward providing physical, emotional, and spiritual relief for those who need it most, ministering through Christian compassion.

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Israel

Israeli Summer Camps

For many Israeli children, the best week of their year is a week at summer Bible camp. The congregants of our local assemblies take young people to summer camp every year, but you make it possible for those children to go. Many families cannot afford to send their children to camp, but a gift of $140 sponsors an Israeli child to attend this life-changing week. Can you help send an Israeli child to camp this summer?

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Israel

Israeli Music & Arts

Music has always been an important and healing part of the Jewish culture, yet Israeli families often cannot afford to send their children to music school. As a way to meet this heartfelt need, our assembly in Jerusalem now offers an affordable music school for Jewish children and adults. You can help provide music lessons for those who would greatly benefit from such an encouraging, nourishing activity.

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Israel

Israeli Soldiers Ministry

Military service in Israel is compulsory, and all 18-year-olds are automatically enrolled in the Israel Defense Forces. Following their 2–3 year service, it is common for these young adults to take a gap year trip abroad before heading to university. In Australia and New Zealand, our FOI team of workers run backpacking ministries and the Meet at the Mountain program that provides meals, comfortable beds, and showers to Israeli soldiers during their time of travel.

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Israel

Aliyah Return Fund

FOI has partnered with The Jewish Agency for Israel, an organization that helps make a way for every Jewish person who wants to make aliyah. The agency prepares each person for his or her trip, funds the one-way travel to Israel, and helps acclimate every individual and family into the land of their birthright. Your gift will help our Jewish friends fulfill their lifelong dream to return to the Jewish homeland.

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North America

Care for Holocaust Survivors & Families

Our hearts should ache for the few Holocaust survivors who remain, but this heartache should move us into action. As these aging survivors continue to grow in years, we can still serve them with the love of the Messiah in many ways. We can show care by supplying funds to help pay for electric bills, medical care and supplies, food, and transportation.

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North America

North American Outreach

One of the most integral parts of the FOI ministry that is always in motion, but that you may never see in its fullest capacity, is our widespread team of Bible teachers and church representatives who are filling their calendars with speaking opportunities all across North America. Your support enables our team to teach biblical truth to those who have never known or have lost sight of God’s plan and future for Israel.

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North America

ORIGINS Volunteer Trip

It’s never been more important than now to invest in teaching young adults about God’s incredible plan for Israel. One of the most effective ways to do that is through our ORIGINS outreach trip to Israel, where young people from all across America come together to serve the Jewish people. From cleaning toilets to replacing air filters to serving meals in the cafeteria, our team humbly serves at a major hospital near Tel Aviv. Please help sponsor a young adult to send him or her on this life-changing trip.

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North America

Hesed Volunteer Trip

This volunteer trip is designed to give adults an opportunity to serve the Jewish people. The group works hard at non-medical tasks in a hospital right outside of Tel Aviv. Hesed (meaning “lovingkindness” in Hebrew) makes a way for volunteers from the United States, Canada, and Australia to show a practical act that speaks volumes to the Jewish people. Please help send someone to show the love of the Messiah to the Jewish people. It transforms lives for everyone.

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North America

Elderly Care

Spending time with elderly Jewish people is a blessing for both the elderly person and our FOI workers who have the opportunity to slow down, stop, and listen. Unique friendships have been formed as our workers minister to such a precious group of people. By supplying medicine, transportation, holiday baskets filled with delicious goodies, or simply the gift of time, we are able to show our Jewish friends the love of the Messiah and to share the Good News with them.

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North America

Thank God for Israel Day

Common ground enables all of us to see beyond our differences and embrace our similarities—exactly what our Thank God for Israel Day is designed to do. An opportunity to build bridges between the Jewish community and Christian community, rabbis and pastors come together to support Israel together. A day full of guest speakers, special music, and overall encouraging community, these important events are a special way to connect people who may not otherwise ever be connected.

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North America

Holiday Baskets

A small gesture of love can go a long way. Every year, our FOI team hand-delivers holiday baskets to our Jewish friends. Delighted to receive a basket full of delicious and thoughtful goodies, the recipients are often overwhelmed by this sheer act of kindness. This special time is often filled with taking a moment to talk and share how the love of the Messiah is what compels us to remember our Jewish friends during their important holiday seasons. You can help provide baskets, by making a gift today.

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North America

University Outreach

Our FOI workers are taking on the college campus mentality by making students aware of God’s truth. By meeting them right where they are, our workers are organizing pro-Israel clubs and educating Christian students about God’s plan for Israel. They’re opening their homes for Bible studies and prayerfully seeking to lead young people to Christ. Please help share hope on college campuses nationwide and build a bridge of hope from an anti-God mentality to one that is desperate for His never-ending love.

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North America

Mission Launch Initiative

One of the most encouraging gifts from God comes every time He sends a new worker to FOI. Every new worker has to raise funds to support the ministry he or she is called to do at The Friends of Israel. To make this transition time easier for our new workers, we have a newly created Mission Launch Initiative (MLI), where you can give a gift that goes directly toward getting a new worker off the ground, helping them reach their financial goals, and serving as encouragement as they get started.

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"I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”
Gen. 12:3

FOUNDED IN FAITHFULNESS

God works through your generous gifts to take the good news of Jesus Christ to
millions of people worldwide. Thank you for your faithful partnership.

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Summer Camps


Give an Israeli child a week away from the fears and pressures of daily life in Israel.


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Holocaust Survivors


Provide encouragement to Holocaust survivors by meeting their physical needs.


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GREATEST NEED


Equip us with the resources—personnel, materials, supporting services—needed to fulfill our mission.


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GREATEST NEED


Equip us with the resources—personnel, materials, supporting services—needed to fulfill our mission.


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Eastern Europe

Children's Summer Camps


When you sponsor a child, you make it possible for him or her to enjoy daily activities while deepening their understanding of the goodness of God. Every child receives the gift of a new Bible, a new backpack, and new clothes.


Eastern Europe

Children's Summer Camps


When you sponsor a child, you make it possible for him or her to enjoy daily activities while deepening their understanding of the goodness of God. Every child receives the gift of a new Bible, a new backpack, and new clothes.

North America


  • ORIGINS & Hesed Trips
  • Care for Holocaust Survivors
  • North American Outreach
  • Elderly Care & Holiday Baskets
  • Thank God for Israel Day
  • University Outreach
Israel


  • Israel Relief
  • Summer Camp Ministry
  • Music & Arts
  • Aliyah Fund
  • Israeli Christian Soldiers
Eastern Europe

Children's Summer Camps


When you sponsor a child, you make it possible for him or her to enjoy daily activities while deepening their understanding of the goodness of God. Every child receives the gift of a new Bible, a new backpack, and new clothes.

Eastern Europe

Children's Summer Camps


When you sponsor a child, you make it possible for him or her to enjoy daily activities while deepening their understanding of the goodness of God. Every child receives the gift of a new Bible, a new backpack, and new clothes.

Eastern Europe

Children's Summer Camps


When you sponsor a child, you make it possible for him or her to enjoy daily activities while deepening their understanding of the goodness of God. Every child receives the gift of a new Bible, a new backpack, and new clothes.

Eastern Europe

Children's Summer Camps


When you sponsor a child, you make it possible for him or her to enjoy daily activities while deepening their understanding of the goodness of God. Every child receives the gift of a new Bible, a new backpack, and new clothes.

Eastern Europe

Children's Summer Camps


When you sponsor a child, you make it possible for him or her to enjoy daily activities while deepening their understanding of the goodness of God. Every child receives the gift of a new Bible, a new backpack, and new clothes.

Eastern Europe

Children's Summer Camps


When you sponsor a child, you make it possible for him or her to enjoy daily activities while deepening their understanding of the goodness of God. Every child receives the gift of a new Bible, a new backpack, and new clothes.