As we continue to venture into what are certainly uncharted waters for many of us, we wanted to update you on the most recent developments in Israel, and what we at Vision for Israel are doing in response.
Our efforts to distribute financial aid to needy families in time to purchase essential food and supplies for Passover are in full swing. We’re racing to deliver pre-paid debit cards to people all over Israel via registered post (for as long as the postal service remains in operation), and are stepping in to otherwise hand-deliver these important debit cards—family-by-family, house-by-house until everyone on our list has been served.
As we gather (carefully) with our loved ones this Passover, let us remember a time when God’s people were asked to take shelter in their homes to avoid serious danger.
The God of Israel protected His people against plague, pestilence, and certain death—firstly by keeping them in their homes. Then, he parted the Red Sea to rescue them from their pursuers—and to give them the chance of a better life in the Promised Land.
We recall this beautiful story every year because it has never lost its meaning to us. It’s as true today as it was then—that God will provide.
Let us keep our faith, and let us keep our minds and our hearts open to what God asks of us, as we patiently wait for this global pandemic to pass over us.
As we mentioned, industry and businesses within Israel are almost at a stand-still. And over a hundred thousand Israelis are set to enter unemployment over the next 30 days. As always, we will be standing by to provide as much aid as possible to those who need it most.
Would you help us in this time of special need? Your contribution could mean the world to a struggling family in Israel, to a socially-isolated Holocaust survivor, or to a child already challenged by abuse or an unstable home. Your contribution of $100 could feed a family of 5 for a week.
We are also requesting your fervent prayers for our dedicated staff here at Vision for Israel—who are standing on the front lines of this fight, dutifully carrying out these vital aid missions.
Finally, we ask that you remember to be good to yourselves, and to each other. We must all take special precautions during this crisis—not only to protect our own health, but also to look after those with weakened immune systems, who are most at risk.
May the time that we all spend a little farther from each other give us the space to reflect on what is most important in life—and perhaps even bring us closer to God.
May the Lord bless you and keep you, always.
In His service,
Barry & Batya Segal