Dear Praying Friends,
I just finished reading an article in the Jerusalem Post
about the plight of children in Israel.
The National Council for the Child just released their annual report, and the statistics were remarkable.
Since 1970, the number of children in Israel has nearly doubled. This reminds me of the promise of God to the people of Israel.
"The streets of the city shall be full of boys and girls playing in its streets." (Zechariah 8:5)
Truly we can see this as the fulfillment of scripture. A land that at one time was a desert, is once again filled with the sound of children. Unfortunately with this growth has come the scourge of childhood poverty.
Here is the bottom line.
Today, one out of every three children in Israel suffers from hunger.
It is not enough that these children are growing up at a moment when Iran is threatening their annihilation, rockets continue to fly right over their playgrounds, and many live with the psychological trauma of a nation always under possible attack. On top of that, they are going to bed hungry.
This cannot continue.
After the President of Israel, Reuven Rivlin finished reading the recent report on childhood poverty, he responded,
"Our job – now – is to act; to do more for the future of our children."
That is what I am challenging you to do – act.
It is one thing to pray for the peace of Jerusalem, but would you add feet to your prayers by joining with us in sowing a seed into the Abraham's Bread Feeding Centers that are serving needy children and families?