Happy Lord’s Day!
We’re only days away from the beginning of the spring feast season on the Hebrew calendar. Do you realize Passover commences at sundown this Friday evening (March 30, 2018)? The eight-day festival also includes the Feast of Unleavened Bread and the Feast of First Fruits. We’ll focus more on those events in coming days, but today I want to draw your attention to a very practical way of blessing Israel during this feast season.
Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress.
~James 1:27 (NLT)
In Haifa Israel, a home is provided for Holocaust survivors. All in their 80’s and 90’s now, residents are shown the love of Christ as they live out their lives in dignity and honor. The Haifa Home is a ministry of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem. They operate the 9-building complex, but every space is filled and there are still survivors in distress, with no one to care for them in their final years. (Approximately 1/3 of living Holocaust survivors in Israel live in poverty.) Thus, ICEJ is looking to expand to a 10th building at the Haifa Home.
Meet Holocaust survivor, Shoshanna Kolmer, and read her amazing story, Surviving Against All Odds.
Embassies represent the interests of the one who sent them. For example, the US has embassies in countries around the world, representing American interests. The ICEJ is indeed a Christian embassy, representing the interests of Christians worldwide, whose ambassadors serve at the calling of our Lord, sharing Christ’s love to the people and the land of Israel. In fact, the ICEJ is representing your love and care for orphans and widows who survived the Holocaust. It is your embassy in Jerusalem!
If you are one who takes seriously the Bible’s principles of blessing Israel, and you consider this a worthy place in which to give financially, why not help make a 10th building on the Haifa Home campus a reality? In the article, just click on “Donate Now” to be part of the incredible work being done with Holocaust survivors in Israel. (Your gift is tax deductible.)
PS: Because the love of Christ has been poured out to residents of the Haifa Home, each year those residents, in turn, pour out love to others by assisting the ICEJ staff in preparing Passover boxes for others in need! What a beautiful thing!