“Come, descendants of Jacob, let us walk in the light of the Lord.” Isa 2:5
“The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; He makes the plans of the peoples of no effect. The counsel of the Lord stands forever, the plans of His heart to all generations.”
“The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.” Gen 6:11
“Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes. For you will spread out to the right and to the left; your descendants will dispossess nations and settle in their desolate cities.” Isa 54: 2-3
“He will not let your foot slip - He who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, He who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.” Ps 121: 3-4
Ever since Vision for Israel was established, a considerable amount of donations has been dedicated to the rehabilitation of terror victims and their families. Many of them have been left as orphans and widows or widowers, are facing the difficult process of recovery each day. We recently had the honor of participating in an incredible event: a bar and bat mitzvah celebration for dozens of children from terror victim families.
“As the soil makes the sprout come up and a garden causes seeds to grow, so the Sovereign Lord will make righteousness and praise spring up before all nations.” Isa 61:11
Usually when we hear reports about terror attacks, we hear about the number of people injured or killed. In reality, the damage to civilians is much bigger and broader. Many children and adults suffer from post-traumatic stress disorders due to the wavering security situation in Israel. They suffer from anxiety that paralyzes them, they experience extreme difficulty in daily functions and they need treatments for rehabilitation. Vision for Israel works in constant contact with organizations who help these victims of terror.
Recently, Vision for Israel had the opportunity to sponsor a special activity for single adults in cooperation with the Jerusalem Welfare Department. The Welfare Department operates a special club that provides a supportive network for lone singles, ages 40-60, who have various functional and mental disabilities and are in dire financial situations.
Ten-year-old Shira* is one of 11 children in a family from Kiryat Gat. For years, Shira has been suffering from anxiety that has increased during the latest Operation Protective Edge. When the sirens sound, she freezes and is unable respond to her surroundings. Her body shakes, and sometimes she even faints. She refuses to stay home alone. Shira was diagnosed with a post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety. She is receiving medication and psychological treatment, as well as tutoring.