A PROMISED BLESSING - WITH A BRIGHT FUTURE
"Blessed are they who consider the poor, for the L-RD will consider them in time of trouble. The L-RD will preserve them and keep them alive... and they will be blessed (wealthy) upon the earth!" Psalms 41:1-2
Without your prayers and support this new war-front family center would not be possible. We remain sincerely grateful for helping make this vital outreach ministry a reality. For through your help, we are enabled to effectively reach out with our L-RD's love to these special needy families throughout Israel.
May "The Almighty" continue to bless you abundantly for having opened your hearts to share from His goodness... as together we offer renewed courage, hope and faith to the struggling families in this community of S'derot!
We would be delighted for you or your group to visit us in our “Tents of Victory” center when in the area. Please call or write in advance so we can best serve you.
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TENTS OF VICTORY
Our ‘Tents of Victory’ outreach facility is located in the heart of Sde’rot, a short distance from the bustling ‘shouk’ (open market) where much of the city comes each week to shop. Many people walk by our outreach center daily, thankful to have a place to come, stopping in to look for something new to brighten up their lives. Since ‘Hands of Mercy’ moved to Sde’rot in 2009, our outreach center has become a well respected addition to the city and the surrounding towns and kibbutzim. Many in our struggling community come each week to to find something new to wear or to receive food, financial assistance and counseling …or just a cup of coffee, while enjoying the friendly care offered by our international volunteers and staff. Our large front tent now houses a lively clothing outreach, a kitchen for our hungry-kids lunch program, while also providing an attractive area for mega diaper parties and special music programs. A transformed shipping container in the garden houses our creative home industry program.
OUR CLOTHING OUTREACH
The Jewish tradition of intensive cleaning before the Pesach (Passover) holiday prompts many families to donate unneeded items from their households. As a result, our ‘Hands of Mercy’ outreach thus becomes the beneficiary of thousands of pieces of clothing, which in turn, we happily give to needy families. Centered in the heart of our community, we are an ideal location for these donations. Every morning we are amazed to find immense volumes of clothing which have been 'dumped' over our front area fence during the previous night. The amount of clothing is overwhelming. Yet after sorting through it all, we are able to offer quality clothes not only to our local families, but also to donate literally ‘tons’ of clothing to other outreach centers throughout the country. What a surprise and blessing!
One of the most touching aspects of this clothing ministry has become our outreach to struggling mothers, their children and infants, as we search for ways to supply some of their essential needs. A special section of our center is designated for children and baby clothing, including toys, stuffed animals, diapers and baby products. It's a joy for us to share and receive the gratitude of these mothers, as together we help them to raise the next generation in this ‘Promised Land’. For all of this, because of extended hearts like yours, we are deeply grateful!