We are bringing Covid-18 back to help Israeli’s recover after a traumatic year…
We are relaunching Covid-18 (in Hebrew 18 means life, so we renamed the pandemic). Together, we were able to help many different groups during the first and second wave of Covid-19. Together, we were impact many different groups in Israel.
In March, our partners were struggling to put food on their table because of the pandemic. I could not imagine asking people to give any additional donations at that time but the Lord nudged me differently. I called the team and said, “We are going to continue to be a blessing to the people of Israel during this crisis, and invite our partners to do it with us.”
“COVID-18” was launched that day, and you rose to the challenge beautifully. Why 18? Because 18 in Hebrew is the number for life.
COVID-19 stood for death, but together we gave a testimony of LIFE in the midst of it. You sent in gifts of $18.00—or multiples of 18. During this pandemic, there is power in continuing to give. Just like the widow in the Bible who took care of Elijah during the famine—and God then provided all her needs—He provides for those who give. Many testimonies arose of those who sowed into Israel and found the favor of God on their lives.
Your gifts have an important impact—here are a few highlights:
“People warned me the farm work would be hard, but it has actually been good. The fact that I learned to use a pick and hoe, and make farming terraces—was grace. And to be able to do it with joy and a smile, while receiving from God, in His creation… Wow! I did not expect it. Even waking up at 5 AM has not been so bad, and we take breaks in the morning to share in God’s Word together while drinking coffee. You get revelations. Digging old roots out of the ground is like getting rid of bad roots from my heart. When I saw Tal breaking large rocks I was reminded of how the Word of God can break all kinds of spiritual obstacles in my life (Jeremiah 23:29). I wish I could continue for another 40 days.”
“I experienced new levels of God’s presence during the worship times. Working outside gave me time to think. When I had to take out roots from the ground, I felt God tell me to take something bad out of my heart, something from childhood, some kind of unbelief that the Holy Spirit had to take out. The same day they talked about the Father’s love and something broke through. The physical work also gave me satisfaction.”