We are closing in on the end of our summer here in North America. Most of us have been busy with our families. Some have of you taken vacations. Some of you have spent valuable time at home with your children. But for all of us who love Israel, we have kept one eye so to speak on the news, reading newspapers and magazines, watching TV or catching reports on the Internet.
As you and I know, no matter what else is going on in our own world, Israel remains the center stage of world events. We have again been watching as rockets fall in the Land coming from both Gaza and Syria. We have witnessed continued terrorist attacks with shootings and stabbings. We have been shocked and grieved as we beheld innocent people victimized by terrorists who have viciously driven their cars directly into them as they were simply standing on roadsides.
Add to this Iran’s cries for Israel’s demise and the threatening rise of ISIS within Gaza and on the Syrian Border. Israel stands precariously as she has since 1948, surrounded by enemies who desire her destruction. Even now, her enemies are fighting among themselves placing Israel in even greater danger.
Last September 2014, in response to the rocket attacks from the Gaza conflict in July, we made an appeal to you to support Israeli Messianic ministries in the Land who were assisting those families and individuals affected by the conflict. We determined that 100% of all donations received, would be given to these organizations. Because of your overwhelming response, we were able to distribute over $105,000.00 towards them to assist with recovery efforts as a result of the war.
As you are reading this letter you are as concerned as I am for Israel and her people. You have been watching and praying as we have, for her safety and for her people to return to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. And more importantly for a restoration of those in Israel to belief in Yeshua as their Messiah.
I know that you have been praying as I have, that many more would come to faith. I know this because of your strong, continual support of The Messianic Times. It is because of your faithfulness that we have been able to continue to increase our outreach around the world and especially within the Land of Israel.
I personally want to thank each of you for your regular monthly support and those who augment it with one-time donations. This makes it possible for us to reach out to people in over 170 nations. I cannot possibly emphasize enough how vital your donations are to our ministry.
However, even though this support is essential to our ministry for our continued outreach efforts, we at The Messianic Times believe that it is necessary for us to do more than just write about our love for Israel. We are compelled to do something tangible to bless the people of Israel.
Once again this year during the month of September ALL donations sent to The Messianic Times will be donated directly to Messianic Ministries in Israel. The funds received will be divided equally between the following organizations:
1) The Joseph Project
2) The MJIF (Messianic Jewish Israel Fund)
3) Tikkun Israel
4) Maoz Israel
6) Reach Initiative International
We know that by our committing to give 100% of all of the donations sent to us during the month of September, it will affect our monthly budget. However, we believe that the result will be increased blessings for all of the ministries in Israel, increased blessings for The Messianic Times, and for you who participate in this fundraising effort.
Our goal is to increase our donations over last year’s and with your help we know we will meet our goal. We are addressing this fundraising effort one month early to give you time to pray and ask the Lord what your part in this should be.
And we, the entire staff of The Messianic Times, thank you in advance for joining us in our support for Messianic outreach in Israel in these incredibly uncertain days.
Thank you for your partnership this month as we gear up for September. May the Lord bless you and your loved ones as you serve him throughout the rest of this summer and in the months to follow.
Am Yisrael Chai! The People of Israel Live!
Blessings in Messiah!