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
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
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.
Email: Office @ MessianicAssociation . org.
Just remove the spaces.
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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