Urgent Update from Israel - Avi's Story
Feb 25, 2021
"How do I explain to my six children that I don't have a job and
I don't have any food for you?" - Avi
Avi's story is like far too many Israelis today. He is unemployed due to the effects of the COVID-19 coronavirus which forced the shutdown of many businesses in Israel for an extended time.
And then, just 60 days ago, Israel entered into a second, even stricter, lockdown to try to stem the rapid rise of coronavirus cases. Citizens were required to stay in their homes and strongly advised not to venture more than 500 meters (1600 feet) from their home, and only if absolutely essential.
With an unemployment rate of over 23%, 1 IN 7 ISRAELIS ARE SKIPPING MEALS and 50% of Israelis are worried they CAN'T PAY RENT.
In response, during this difficult time, our Abraham's Bread Feeding Centers have DELIVERED thousands of food packages to families throughout Israel during the lockdown.
One of those families was Avi, his wife, and their six children.
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Before COVID-19, Avi was a truck driver who loved delivering fresh fruits and vegetables to the Abraham's Bread Feeding Centers and helping those in need.
Unable to work, today, Avi is so very grateful for the food packages his family receives from Abraham's Bread that are helping them survive during this latest lockdown from the pandemic.
When asked about all that has taken place, Avi said, "I never thought I would be in a situation where I cannot feed my own family."
He continued, "I'd like to thank you for what you have done to help me and my family. As I sit here looking at my bare apartment, I pray that more people will partner to feed families like mine who are suffering here in Israel."
Tonight begins the Feast of Purim, a celebration of the deliverance of the Jews from certain death because of the courage of Mordecai and Esther. Right now we have an opportunity to be God's love extended to Avi and those like him in Israel, to provide life-sustaining food and staples for those in need.
A gift of $36 will feed a new immigrant family for a day!
A gift of $72 will deliver groceries to an elderly holocaust survivor for a week!
A gift of $540 will provide meal packages for families like Avi's for 2 weeks!
Will you be "Mordecai" and "Esther" to the people of Israel today? Can I count on you at this crucial time to help us care for Avi, his family, and our other Jewish brothers and sisters?
Your gift of $18, $36, $72, or any size will be an expression of God's love to His chosen people at this critical moment.
Thank you for joining us in this special opportunity to write a different story for Avi and those in need in Israel.
Abraham's Bread is a ministry of Eagles' Wings a global movement advancing three strategic mandates: honoring God's covenant to Israel, renewing spiritual community, and building bridges of friendship across cultural divides.
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