The heat is on as we are now deep into the summer months. The
kids are out of school here in Israel as the pandemic is still in our face, however
the biblical work of Abundant Bread of Salvation continues to increase in the
power and glory of Messiah Yeshua! Nahum 1:7 says, "The
Lord is good, a REFUGE in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in
Him." This is a summer that the whole world has never experienced. Be
at rest, be at peace, because our hope is in Him wherever we dwell.
As our world deals with the effects of this pandemic, many more
families in Israel are falling under the poverty line. The jobs that normally
provide employment for hundreds of thousands of low-wage workers remain shut
down or severely restricted. We at Abundant Bread of Salvation are
proud to also reach out to those who are in such extreme poverty so
much so, that they have become homeless and fallen into drug and alcoholic
We are happy to say there is a local Bible-based drug and
alcohol rehabilitation center here in our city of Netanya. It is minutes from
our outreach center. We help them on a monthly basis with food bags
(roughly $400 U.S dollars worth of food every two months) and prayer, and we
work together to bless these dear forgotten, homeless brothers to show them
that they do have the power to overcome with the strength of the Holy
Spirit (Ruach HaKodesh), as they grow in Yeshua (Jesus). Many times, I am
able to share my own testimony of how Yeshua delivered me from a life of
addiction and give them sound counseling from my experience. Praise
Adonai for His testimony in me and through me.My Friends, He is
our only Hope of Glory!
The men above are finding
victory and freedom from addiction through the power of the Ruach Ha Kodesh
in Messiah Yeshua (Jesus). One day at a time. Halleluyah!
Center Netanya 2020
The poverty in Israel was dire prior to this pandemic crisis and
it has only gotten worse. With the announced cuts to welfare programs and the
continuing economic crisis, it's become clear that Abundant Bread of
Salvation and other nonprofits will have to fill the vacuum where government
welfare cannot. This has also created a huge mental health crisis. Thank
God I was trained to be a psychiatric mental health nurse many years ago.
Weekly, we also go out to personally visit Holocaust survivors, widows and
single mothers in their homes or outside in the open air to offer prayer,
support, and encouragement. Many times, they simply hold our hands with
tears in their eyes and say, "What would we do without you?" or
"You are family to us."
Praise Adonai Yeshua that we are His hands and feet bringing the
Good News, practical help and comfort to Zion!
You are family to us with your prayer and financial support, so
we may be family to them. Thank you for helping us be His hands and feet with
prayer and support.
Above Pictures are Soup
Kitchen in our Garden of Eden, with Survivors!
Since April, over 1.12 million people -
27.5% of the Israeli workforce - have submitted applications for
unemployment. Extending unemployment eligibility until the end of August for
all job seekers would cost the State of Israel a total of 3.3 billion shekels
($960 million in US dollars)! Many families have not been able to receive the above benefits
because of tighter restrictions under the COVID-19 resources being stretched
to the limit. As we write this newsletter, Israel is heading into a second,
full closure because of the coronavirus.
Our Jewish people need your help like never
before. Abundant Bread of Salvation is the perfect fit to do just that as we
focus both on the practical and the spiritual help, all at the same time. The City of Netanya where we
are based allows us to function to give practical help, even during these
most challenging times. Hallelujah! In Proverbs 3:27 it says, "Do not
withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in the power of your
hand to do so." Please take a few moments now and ask the Lord
what part you may take in the salvation and solution to our poor and needy
and Holocaust survivors poverty and loneliness.