Vision for Israel & The Joseph Storehouse team receives many dozens of thank-you letters throughout the year from those who have received aid from us. We are always so happy to read how people have been helped and comforted by our efforts. The first thank-you letter of 2017 was a great way to start our year. This story of hope and birth was written by a representative of Magen David Adom (Israel's national emergency medical service) from the American branch.
"If there is no flour, there is no Torah." —Mishna
Each day, many Israeli children go to school and eat food they brought from home during their lunch break. Sadly, there are also many hungry children who come to school with no food due to a very severe lack of basic necessities in their homes.
“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age,[a] against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” Eph 6:12
“You will be secure, because there is hope; you will look about you and take your rest in safety. You will lie down, with no one to make you afraid, and many will court your favor. But the eyes of the wicked will fail, and escape will elude them; their hope will become a dying gasp.” Job 11: 18-20
“May the Lord our God be with us as He was with our ancestors; may He never leave us nor forsake us. May He turn our hearts to Him, to walk in obedience to Him…. May these words of mine, which I have prayed before the Lord, be near to the Lord our God day and night, that He may uphold the cause of His servant, and the cause of His people Israel according to each day’s need, so that all the peoples of the earth may know that the Lord is God and that there is no other.” I Kgs 8:57-60
“The nations shall see your vindication and all the kings your glory.”
“Do not remain silent; do not turn a deaf ear, do not stand aloof, O God. See how your enemies growl, how your foes rear their heads. With cunning they conspire against your people; they plot against those you cherish. ‘Come,’ they say, ‘let us destroy them as a nation, so that Israel’s name is remembered no more.’” Ps 83:1-4
“The Lord also will roar from Zion, and utter His voice from Jerusalem. The heavens and earth will shake; but the Lord will be a shelter for His people, and the strength of the children of Israel. ‘So you shall know that I am the Lord your God, dwelling in Zion My holy mountain. Then Jerusalem shall be holy, and no aliens shall ever pass through her again.’” Joel 3:16-17
“Why do the nations rage and the people plot a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against His anointed, saying, ‘Let us break Their bonds in pieces and cast away Their cords from us.’ He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; the Lord shall hold them in derision. Then He shall speak to them in His wrath, and distress them in His deep displeasure: ‘Yet I have set My King on My holy mountain of Zion.” Ps 2: 1-6