*Subira’s world suffered an earthquake the day her husband left her for another woman. All at once, she was forced to face giants she never imagined ever needing to fight. How would she provide for her and her son’s needs without him? How could she be asked to fill all the holes he left behind when her own heart needing refilling?
In the midst of adjusting to life as a single mother, Subira suffered kidney disease and needed to undergo surgery for a transplant. This meant many weeks of recovery and the inability to work. But the bills still arrived on time though there was no one who could pay them. While Subira recovered from surgery, her debt began to grow.
It was in the midst of her distress that Subira learned of the work of CBN Israel. She reached out for help and began to meet with the financial adviser. During their meetings, the staff learned that the needs were great. Subira was not only in need of financial support, she needed emotional support as well. And it wasn’t only Subira who suffered. Her son lacked a bed to sleep in and a dresser to store his clothing. His bedroom was a constant reminder of his home without his father. Empty.
“Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.”- James 1:27
The staff of CBN Israel began helping the family by meeting one need at a time. Subira was given food vouchers and a donation towards reducing her debt. She was invited to be a part of the group of single mothers in her local community where she could regularly receive prayer and encouragement. And furniture was bought to fill the little boy’s bedroom. *Daniel now has a bed, a dresser, a desk and even a laptop for aiding him in his homework.
“I am so blessed to have met you”, Subira shared with the staff. “I feel so filled up and I now have a family with CBN Israel”.
It is because of those who give generously to CBN Israel that enables us to give generously to others. If you desire to make a real difference in real peoples lives here in Israel, partner with us today!
*Names were altered for privacy.