Our friend “L” who is reaching out to women who have been trafficked in Israel recently came to visit and speak at our congregation. Listening to her was such a blessing! This month she wrote with an update and more good news, along with some prayer requests. “L” wrote:
“First – ALELUYA!!!
Today I spoke with our accountant, he got your precious check!
The check cashed and we can start using this money for our women
I warmly thank each participant of Quarters to Quarters!
You can pass to precious donors that their money really helps us to rescue the daughters of Israel.
Do you remember the story about N?
N, an Israeli citizen, was also a victim of violence at the hands of her husband, who died from a drug overdose. N was left alone with a son. She had no money, no work, no home, no Hebrew language skills, was not aware of her rights, and had no relatives or friends in Israel.
When she tried to get a job, she was subjected to sexual harassment by her prospective employer. Social workers took away her son. She became homeless. Local cats had a more secure life than she did.
After all the trauma she experienced, she was snared by prostitution and drugs for over 10 years.”
[Our friend in Israel reached out to her over several years. Slowly, she was able to get a new vision for her life and make a fresh start.]
The letter continues: “Now she is been clean from drugs and free from prostitution for over 3 years. She got married and had a daughter. We helped her to get back her son (he is a teenager).
N is very zealous believer and attends a Messianic congregation in Haifa.
Baruch HaShem! (Praise the L-rd!)
However, she has hepatitis and is receiving chemotherapy. She has a physically demanding job and works long hours. Considering past debts and her unstable financial situation, N is always under stress and in danger of breaking down. Her new husband has no permanent work yet. He has been laid off from his job.
Despite the trials N is undergoing, she helps us to find contacts with the new women in prostitution. We have contact with eight new homeless women in terrible situations through her.
We also ask you to pray for the eight new women. Most of all they need to make a firm decision to walk away from prostitution and drugs. We pray for them and ask you to pray for N and her family.
We are helping to N to survive emotionally, spiritually and now financially.
A lot of thanks to your financial support to N, her children, and those she began to help. Thanks to the L-rd and you, they have a chance to start a new life and enter into Eternity.”
Thank you again for giving to Quarters for Quarters. Many women in Israel are experiencing hope and change for themselves and their families– and they are reaching out to others as well.
Psalm 102 says,
“You will arise and have compassion on Zion,
for it is time to show favor to her;
the appointed time has come.
14 For her stones are dear to your servants;
her very dust moves them to pity.
15 The nations will fear the name of the LORD,
all the kings of the earth will revere your glory.
16 For the LORD will rebuild Zion
and appear in his glory.
17 He will respond to the prayer of the destitute;
he will not despise their plea.
18 Let this be written for a future generation,
that a people not yet created may praise the LORD :
19 “The LORD looked down from his sanctuary on high,
from heaven he viewed the earth,
20 to hear the groans of the prisoners
and release those condemned to death.”
21 So the name of the LORD will be declared in Zion
and his praise in Jerusalem”
Amen. May it be.