|Sudanese Mother and Child|
Our friends Avi and Johanna Cohen1 had just completed 8 simple hospitality rooms on the property of their moshav (farming village) in the southern Israel Negev Desert, when they felt impressed by God to take in some of these refugee families. So the little farm has become a refugee camp for 8 Sudanese families numbering around 50, all summer long.
Others have been donating money, food and clothing; but the needs are still great.
"It is such a blessing to see them smile and rejoice after all the hardships they went through. Some of their stories are really moving - how they saw their people killed in front of their eyes, and how they had to attempt the border crossing with their little children in spite of all the dangers. At times here near the border we actually hear Egyptian soldiers shooting at them. Thank God for saving these precious families! What is the situation now? By now all the men already found work here in the moshav. The women have begun doing all the cooking and cleaning by themselves. Volunteers have begun to teach the children some Hebrew and English, and to do all kinds of activities. So for now things are really going OK. What about the future? God knows. Our prayer is that God will open a door for each one of them to slowly but surely build their lives again."
For direct support for refugees and contact, email the Cohen family: firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Not their real names. Faces in photos have also been intentionally blurred to avoid possible recrimination.
[Revive Israel has had the privilege of helping support the Cohen family, their building project and refugee aid. Idan, their son, was a student in the Revive Israel discipleship program and is doing part of his Revive internship with practical service in his family's "refugee camp."]
Please continue to pray for Congregation Ahavat Yeshua, the discipleship training center, ongoing local evangelism, preaching ministry throughout Israel and abroad, our fund for needy believers in Israel, the Messianic Jewish Alliance of Israel and the outreach center in Jerusalem.
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Also in this issue of the newsletter:
|Dan Juster: Re-Interpreting Scripture|
|Leora Mazurovsky: Back to the Future|
|Avi & Hannah Tekle: The Trek to the Promised Land|
|Betty Intrater: Come and Let Us Go Up ...|