Every year, a ministry by the name of Shalom Israel, brings hundreds of Singaporeans to the Jewish homeland to worship the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and to bless His people Israel. Their focus is on helping the Jews return home (Aliyah), lending to the poor (specifically Jews from Ethiopia), and to host events for Holocaust Survivors in order to show them the love of God as believers in Yeshua.
This year, the ministry invited CBN Israel to an event for the Holocaust Survivors held at the Grand Court Hotel in Jerusalem sponsored by Shalom Israel. Hundreds of survivors came from all over the country.
Once escorted to their seats, the survivors were welcomed and thanked for coming. Representatives from the various groups present, including CBN Israel, gave speeches expressing love, honor and appreciation towards those who were present. Traditional Jewish songs filled the air as various Israeli musicians serenaded the audience. A buffet was served and Singaporeans and survivors alike met and mingled over the meal. One could feel the peace of God in the room as smiles and kind words were exchanged.
Suddenly, the room was filled with dancing! The Survivors and Singaporeans had eaten their fill and it was time to celebrate together. The two groups formed circles in front of the musicians and couples twirled between them. It was a beautiful expression of joy and unity.
Two nations of completely different backgrounds and experiences were brought together because of love. Love takes on many forms but is always comes first and foremost from the heart. It’s revealed on the face and extended through the hands. Each believer who was present in that place were representatives of Yeshua who says of His disciples,
“They will know you by your love”. 1 John 4:8
Why? Because He Himself IS love. Holocaust Survivors are passing away by the hundreds every month here in Israel and no one knows how long each one will remain with us. That is why we at CBN Israel are joining hands with believers like these from Singapore with eagerness to show God’s love to the Survivors through every opportunity we are given. And you can partner with us as well! The body of Messiah is not only hands and feet, but made up of many members and each one has their place and purpose in His kingdom. If you would like to join us in extending our hands towards these precious people before it’s too late, contact us. We appreciate every prayer, every donation and every aspect of your support.
God bless you as you live every day as unto the Lord and are His expression of love to those around you.