Return to Zion has decided to do
more for our hard-working soldiers in 2015.
Youth leader Yevgeny with
a soldier from our congregation
Young men and women from our congregation are serving their country in
various units in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), including the Special
Forces. We have raised these young people and taught them to follow God
in all their ways and decisions. Now as they serve, we are providing
support, gifts and conferences for Messianic soldiers.
Last year saw war in the Gaza Strip. It was our desire to bless the
soldiers who were fighting there. We made packages with clothes and
sweets, went to the border and gave them to the soldiers. It was a huge
encouragement for them and for us.
Last month we donated hydration packs to a paratrooper unit. The soldiers
were very thankful and received these practical gifts with joy.
Our next step is more spiritual. We want to create a "pathway" and raise
support to enable Messianic soldiers who finish their service to fly
abroad to a quiet and beautiful place, to spend time alone with God,
receive teaching and travel around. The goal is to see them refreshed and
strengthened in faith before their next step, which is serving the Lord
with new power here in Israel.