Family and Friends,
I have been blessed with an opportunity to travel to Israel and serve the Jewish people as part of a two-week program sponsored by The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry .
The Friends of Israel (FOI) is a worldwide Christian ministry that communicates biblical truth about Israel and the Messiah while fostering solidarity with the Jewish people. They are planning a Christian adult volunteer program with the purpose of living out Genesis 12:3 by blessing Jewish people with lovingkindness.
The program is called Hesed . Hesed is a Hebrew word that means "lovingkindness." For two weeks, March 4-22, 2020, I will work alongside Israelis doing manual labor to help serve the people of Israel in practical ways. A leadership team from FOI will oversee our work at Kaplan Medical Center in Rehovot, Israel. We will also minister to and worship with an Israeli congregation of believers. And, as time allows, we will squeeze in a few biblical sites for on-the-spot instruction from God's Word.
I am very aware that I cannot do this alone. I need the Lord and others to see me through. I would consider it a privilege to have you partner with me in sharing God's hesed to His chosen people. I am trusting the Lord to surround me with a team of both prayer and financial partners. Please pray that God will use me to encourage believers, spread the seed of the Word to open hearts, and love people by the power of the Holy Spirit. Also, please pray that God would give us safety while in Israel.
I humbly ask you to prayerfully consider financially supporting this step of faith in my life. The cost of the trip is $3,895.00 US (from Newark, NJ) which each team member is responsible to raise in gifts for FOI. Additional costs of the trip include travel arrangements to and from Newark, NJ. If the Lord leads you to participate financially, all gifts sent to The Friends of Israel, with an expression of preference for my trip expenses, are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
To support my trip with a tax-deductible donation directly to FOI, use the following direct link:
If anyone would prefer to provide a tax-deductible contribution via check, please contact me directly and I can provide additional information.
Funds donated through the donation link here on GoFundMe will not be tax-deductible, but will still be used for my travel expenses.
If I am unable to participate in the trip, your gifts to FOI will either be carried forward on my behalf should I be able to participate in a future Hesed trip, or be used to support the general fund of FOI’s Program Ministries at the discretion of The Friends of Israel.
Thank you for your prayerful consideration. Right now, I can only imagine what God may do in and through me. Be assured that I will keep in touch throughout the trip and will give you a full report of our labor for the Lord.
With a grateful heart,