The apostle Paul said, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith” (2 Tim. 4:7 NASB). I often hear people say they want to finish well. They are usually talking about their career, their ministry or their life. I agree, I want to finish well. It doesn’t just happen. It is built of many days, months and years well finished. I am sure that all Christians desire to hear the Master’s voice say, “Well done, good and faithful servant…” (Matt. 25:21). This phrase comes from Jesus’ parable of the talents. He commended the servants based on their stewardship of the talents the master gave them. Did you know that a talent is a measurement of money? Yes, Jesus was commending the ones who used His money wisely, for His Kingdom purposes.
What a year this has been. We have been in transition, moving our headquarters for almost the entire year. Still, we have not slowed in our ministry work at all. Each month, 22,140 people received food on schedule. Four hundred school children had every need met by Bridges for Peace and their faithful Christian sponsors. Over 5,000 Jewish people were helped to make aliyah (immigration to Israel) this year. Through the adoption program, 140 immigrant families were blessed each month. We ministered to 50 families who lost everything in a fire that devastated Mevo Modiin. We helped Christian politicians come to Israel from 30 countries to learn from Israeli leadership how to advocate for Israel in their own parliaments. We continued to send our educational materials to over 22,000 people via direct mail and an additional 23,000 via the Internet.
I am so blessed by our anointed team who worked much harder than normal to pack, move, renovate and keep ministering at the same time. I am so thankful for our Christian friends around the world who have faithfully supported our ministry to Israel and the Jewish people.
We have faithfully stewarded the funds you have entrusted to us. However, our hearts are heavy when we consider all the needs we encounter. We need 138 additional sponsors to care for the children on the Feed a Child program whom we have already committed to help. It is in our heart to add another school with 25 children, which would require an additional 50 sponsors. We are helping over 1,000 widows each month with food, but another 7,000 have asked for help. We need US $25 a month (US $300 a year) per person to provide them with basic foods. We want to minister to more Holocaust survivors in their waning years. Around 40,000 people are in the process of making their way to Israel with Project Rescue—we need additional funds to provide for their needs.
We desire to finish 2019 well, and this is the last opportunity to make that happen. Will you help us reach out with Christian love to more widows, children from disadvantaged and immigrant families, Holocaust survivors and those who want to answer God’s call to come home to Zion? Your generous end of year gift will make a difference in the lives of those the Lord is calling home, settling and establishing according to His prophetic Word. Let’s finish well! May we all hear the Lord’s voice saying, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”
Blessings from Israel,
Rebecca J. Brimmer
International President and CEO
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