Heal Hearts this Independence Day: Support Israel’s Young Survivors

Saturday 11 May 2024

"He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds."

Psalm 147:3

Dear Friends,

As we stand on the cusp of celebrating Israel's 76th Independence Day, our hearts are filled with a blend of pride and poignant reflection. This year, as we commemorate the birth of our nation, we also turn our thoughts and prayers towards the young souls who have faced the unthinkable horrors of terror, particularly those scarred by the tragic events of 7th October.

In the wake of these harrowing events, Vision for Israel is spearheading an initiative that seeks not only to commemorate but to actively support our most vulnerable survivors: the children and youth who have witnessed acts of terror that no eye should see. Our commitment is unwavering, especially towards the therapeutic needs of these young individuals, through our Terror Survivors project.

Nestled in the heart of our beloved land, VFI’s Millennium Centre stands as a testament to our dedication. Designed to be a haven for healing, it is here that we propose to hold therapeutic sessions aimed at mending young, shattered spirits. In collaboration with seasoned Israeli therapists and psychologists, we are poised to offer specialised care to those who have lived through nightmares.

Among the stories that have touched us deeply is that of Dorin’s family, whose normal morning turned into a day of terror when their home was attacked. As Dorin recounts the siege, where "terrorists shot the door and windows, breaking into the house," we are reminded of the stark reality that our children face. Hidden beneath a blanket in a safe room, Dorin's children experienced fear that no child should know. The aftermath is a family grappling with trauma: children afraid to sleep, haunted by the memory of friends and loved ones lost to senseless violence.

Dorin's narrative is but one of many. Dalit speaks of the moment her eldest son, on his birthday, whispered, "Mom, I don’t want to die on my birthday." These words echo the unimaginable fear that our children have endured, underscoring the vital importance of our therapeutic initiative.

Today, as we reach out to you, our global family, we do so with a plea: to join hands with us in bringing solace and healing to these young hearts. Your support can pave the way for transformative healing sessions, crafting a sanctuary where children can process their trauma, find peace, and rediscover childhood.

As we celebrate Israel's independence, let us also embrace the responsibility to foster resilience and healing among our nation's youth. Your generosity can light the path to recovery for many, offering them a future defined not by fear, but by strength and peace.

Amid the celebrations, we also remember the thousands of our beloved soldiers who gave their lives in ongoing battles, terror attacks, and wars. May their memory be blessed.

We invite you to make a difference today by giving at our donate page and dedicating your donation to Aid to the Poor. Together, we can turn trauma into triumph, ensuring that our children's stories are marked by healing and hope.

"The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit."

Psalm 34:18

Happy Yom Ha’atzma’ut as we honour Israel's 76th year of resilience and freedom!

Barry & Batya

Are you willing to bless Israel, make a difference in the lives of people, and partner with God's plan for restoration of the land of Israel?

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