SHELTERS OF HOPE
TIKVAT AM YISRAEL renovates bomb shelters in
Israel and is led by an Israeli. AMC is calling
upon our member congregations to join together
to fund this project in 2011.
As the turmoil in the Middle East increases,
those of us with connections to Eretz Israel
keep an ear open and beseech the God of Israel
for her safety. Reports indicate that Hezbollah
now has many longer range rocket launchers in
Lebanon that can strike almost anywhere in
Israel. For many of us this is a real danger.
Our own Messianic Congregation has seen two of
our families make aliyah to Israel in
the last three years.
Regarding this, I believe that God has opened up
an opportunity for us, as Messianic believers,
to show the people of Israel the love of Messiah
in a meaningful and tangible way while, at the
same time, opening up doors to share the good
news of Yeshua with them! Several years ago,
Rony Jordan, and his wife, Cindy, were called to
go back to Israel and refurbish existing bomb
shelters (many of which are in terrible
condition, some completely unusable) without
cost to the residents, showing the love of
Yeshua in a tangible way, building friendships,
and giving the Israelis moral support,
encouragement and hope in the light of the
serious wars which are accelerating towards
Israel. The money to pay for this work has, so
far, come from churches who wish to demonstrate
their love for Israel. To date, they have paid
for almost a dozen bomb shelters (see www.sheltersofhope.org).
Recently, the Ben David Messianic Jewish
Congregation in Orange, California (www.BenDavidMJC.org),
became the first Messianic congregation to fund
one, as reported in the Messianic Times.
The Board of Directors of THE ASSOCIATION OF
MESSIANIC CONGREGATIONS has voted to make
SHELTERS OF HOPE an approved project.
We are proposing that AMC congregations join
together to fund one. The cost to cover a single
refurbishment is now about $20,000. Instead of
asking any individual congregation to bear this
burden alone, we would like to have ten AMC
congregations band together and split the cost
(only $2,000 per congregation) and thus become
the first Messianic organization in the world to
fund a bomb shelter refurbishment for the
Israeli people. All funds will go directly to
this Israel project in the name of AMC, nothing
will be taken out.
We're also inviting individuals to partner with
us to fund this important project. TIKVAT AM
YISRAEL, INC. is a USA 501(c)3 organization,
registered in California.
If you are willing to join with us in this very
needed and worthwhile effort, please let us know
as soon as possible.
Associate Messianic Rabbi, Beth Messiah
Board Secretary, AMC
P.S. Find out more information, and see videos and
more photos of which the two below are samples, at
the project website, http://www.sheltersofhope.org/.
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