We are firm believers in Genesis 12:3 and that God blesses those who bless Israel. We have heard from many who would like to help Israel, so we are pleased to announce the start of a new outreach aimed at doing just that. Each month, we will provide the Voice of Judah Israel with funds to purchase food for hungry Israelis. Not only will the food help ease their hunger, but the funds will help their local economy by keeping purchases within the country, thus benefitting local businesses.
Astonishingly, 1.77 million of Israel’s residents are needy. Almost half of those are children. We look forward to working alongside Voice of Judah Israel and Pastor Israel in reaching these people. The organization’s goal is to help feed the poor, while revealing to them the love of God in a practical way. Their focus is on the orphans, widows, single mothers, Holocaust survivors, World War 2 veterans and the elderly. They are helping to raise a generation of servant leaders with sensitivity to the needs of their community.
At the beginning of each month, the organization purchases all the supplies needed to put together food packets. Each packet costs $20 and helps supply a family with essential food items for one month. The packets are assembled by a team of volunteers and workers at the food distribution center. The center opens once a month to pass out the packets and welcome people to sit down and enjoy some coffee or tea as they talk with volunteers. People often open up and share their struggles, while the Voice of Judah Israel volunteers and workers share hope and prayer with them. For those who are unable to go to the distribution center, the team delivers their food packets to their home.
Voice of Judah Israel works closely with municipalities who often see them as a blessing to their cities and communities. They often receive requests to help more people. While their hearts desire to help as many as they possibly can, they need our help in reaching more.