Update 3

To show love by deeds (to show faith by deeds).

The nation of Israel is now in the midst of preparations for a difficult war, and it is apparent that it will be a war on a number of fronts.

This is the place for all lovers of the God of Israel not only for unity and prayer for the people of Israel, but also for action and deeds.

Sabra fund in Israel As messengers of all lovers of Israel and supporters of Sabra, we have started our work in favor of the war effort that was imposed on us.

Immediately after the shock on Shabbat, we began preparations on Sunday. We, (all our volunteers)  were preparing to receive residents from the northern and central regions who were leaving their homes.

Yesterday ( Monday 11.10.23), we visited the Ashkelon and Ashdod area in order to understand the needs there and to start providing aid (bottles of shampoo, soaps, toilet paper and sweets for the soldiers).

On the way back we were stopped by the police and the army. There were about 12 other cars on the way because of the situation (rocket fire). Because of the alarms in almost all of Israel (including Afula), we were not allowed to continue our trip to Afula.

Like the others, we spending the night in the car, when the alarm went off, we had to get out of the car (during the alarm) and lie down on the ground (securities issues) .

We finally arrived in Afula at Sabra house  at 8:30 in the morning.

 We had fresh croissants that we bought at a bakery for our guests (the guests from Finland, and from Netherlands) and had breakfast with them (they also spend sometimes in the Security room) .

Personally, I am so proud of our guests, who have shown tolerance and to a certain extent also calmness and faith.

The next day (12.10.23) we took hot food and drinks to a military unit. They are about fifty soldiers who are in the assembly areas and are training before they go to the battle zone.

We went out there and were joined by a wonderful couple from Holland, Lisa and Wesley, who happened to be staying with us (and every believer knows that nothing happens by chance).

The excitement was great, not only because of the food and drink, but because of the very act of giving; the giving of love, the giving of the heart. Not to mention the cost, but to give the same love and happiness and to say that we are one of you, dear soldiers.

 When you saw the same representatives of the soldiers who were receiving the same packages of food, you could see and you could really feel the happiness and the joy in their eyes.

For us, the givers, it is clear that this is just before… just before the hard battles.

The struggle is not a march. The struggle is not a journey. From this battle it is not clear who will return and how. To each and every one of these soldiers we give our love and our unceasing prayers until his safe return. We believers, who so much want to be in touch with the Most High and with His word, understand that it is our duty to pray and to help.

Personally, I have been through several wars in my life, and I know very well who they are fighting against, and I know very well that every one of the fighters is in need of us, is in need of our encouragement, is in need of our prayers.

We are going to ask our Heavenly Father to watch over our soldiers and to bring them back in peace.

“God on high who dwells in power, the King to whom peace belongs, look down from Your holy dwelling place and bless the soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces who risk their lives for the sake of peace on earth.

We will not cease to hope, for He who sits on high is with us, as it is said:

(Deuteronomy 20:4), “…it is the Lord your God who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies, to deliver you…” And let us say Amen!

May the blessings of the Most High be upon you, your family and your congregation.

From the land of Zion and the city of Jerusalem

Your brother in faith Mordechai ben Yaakov


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