They Come for Food and Experience Love

November 1, 2009
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Bat-el (“daughter of God”) and her five children receive food from us. She writes:

I did not sleep last night trying to think of what I wanted to say to you when I come in. I want you to know that I don’t have any family at home, no mom, dad, uncle, grandma, grandpa…it’s just me and my five children. When I come in here I feel that you are my family. Everyone is always so nice, and I can feel the love coming from each of you. I believe that this is a holy work you are doing here, and that the Lord has brought you here to help families like mine who are too weak to help themselves. I never feel humiliated when I come to pick up the food, as you make me feel loved and cared for. I can even see love in the way the food is prepared; it is so nicely packed and good quality. My children notice it when I bring it home. If there weren’t people like you in the world, the end of the world would come much sooner. You are all a great blessing to me and my children. Even though it might have seemed a small gift to you, it is a huge help to us. Thank you. I can’t just turn around and leave, I have to walk out each time backward.

Last month, I had the privilege of participating in the Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem. As one of those who prayed during the live broadcast, I sat among the Jewish VIPS. I was so blessed to see how much they appreciated the support and prayer from the Christian audience. They were experiencing the love of Christians. After I prayed, more than one of our Jewish friends thanked me for my words. One, who faces opposition within the Jewish community for his involvement in Jewish–Christian relationships, asked us to pray for understanding within his own faith community. I assured him that we would. Please pray for those courageous ones in the Jewish community who are reaching out in friendship to the Christian world.

Yes, God is doing amazing things in these relationships—with the new immigrants, single parents, and others in need and with the politicians, rabbis, and the business community. This month, we want to increase the number of people receiving food from us. We need your help to meet the needs of the many knocking on our doors asking for food. With your help, we can say “YES!” and know that they will walk out the door with their arms full of food and talking about Christian love. Together, we are making a difference. Thank you for your financial support, love, and prayer.

Blessings from Jerusalem,

Rebecca J. Brimmer
International President and CEO