He never imagined it might come to this. As a child, Hani loved the sense of camaraderie he found at the local children’s club in Jerusalem’s Old City. In fact, he and his friends who still live nearby reminisce about the good times they had enjoyed in this place of friendship, learning and laughter. Today an accomplished handyman, when Hani learned that the facility housing the club had fallen into disrepair, he was delighted to be asked to help make the needed fixes.
His memories of this special children’s club are pretty much in keeping with what goes on there today. Arabic-speaking children from diverse backgrounds—both Muslim and Christian—look forward to the weekly gatherings, where they play games, sing songs, and hear Bible stories about Jesus. The group’s founders recognized that consistent, long-term relationships and providing for tangible needs really do help foster a sense of community among families, many of whom suffer from poverty and other issues.
When the children’s club, a partner of CBN Israel, needed to make a number of vital repairs to their facility, the support of friends like you made it possible to complete these necessary projects. We also provided new equipment to the children’s club, plus an extra season of CBN’s animated Bible series, Superbook, in Arabic for the kids.
And as it turns out, Hani’s skilled hands were there to lovingly provide the labor for a community center that had made such a difference on him as a child. “We have to do good,” Hani exclaimed. “God wants us to express His love and goodwill to everyone, especially those in need.”
Your support can be a vital lifeline to families and communities in need—including lonely refugees, terror victims, Holocaust survivors, single moms, young children, and so many others who desperately need our help.
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