Saturday, July 25, 2020

Newsletter July 2020

July 2020
Shalom, Dear Watcher on the Walls,
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 addiction. 
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!
Rehabilitation Center Netanya 2020
Rehabilitation 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.
Many Blessings and the covering of our Messiah Yeshua over you and your household!
Brian and the Abundant Bread of Salvation Team
Brian Slater-CEO / Projects Manager
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