Olim Fund of the Galilee
January 2004 Report

January 2004

Shalom Dear Contributors and friends of the Olim Fund,

We are most grateful to you all for your continued faithful support that has gotten the Olim fund off to a great beginning in the New Year. I am delighted to say that a total of $7,140 in January was used to bless 20 especially hurting families throughout the Galilee.

Praise the Lord that He has enabled us to make much progress during the past month:

1. Our application to make the fund, operating under the new name of "the Olim fund of Israel" has now been submitted to the government and we will begin operating under this new cover starting this month. While this official tax free Israeli Charity ("Amutah") will give us more flexibility of working with Word of Life and the Olim Fund of North America, it will not in any way impact how and when you are to make future donations.

2. My DVD college level teaching developed for Faith Seminary and the general Christian Church entitled "The Jewish Origins of Christianity" to be mass marketed by Sid Roth of Messianic Vision has now been fully funded and all technical issues have been resolved. Thus, this new offering will be introduced for sale possibly as soon as late next month.

Finally, on behalf of the Board of Advisors I thank you all from the depths of my heart for continued outreach to our new immigrant families here in the Land of their inheritance. Again, you can be sure that blessings will flow to you from the storehouse in heaven as you continue to bless His people Israel.

Following is the report of distributions for January 2004.

With love and blessings,

Bob Fischer

OLIMFUND OF THE GALILEE

January 2004,DISTRIBUTION

Family Size
Location
Monthly Income
Overview of Situation Funded
Gift

7

Nazareth Illit

$591

Physically disabled widow with six children is unable to seek employment. She is currently unable to meet school payments, provide adequate clothing and even is having trouble providing more than a survival level of food for her family. As a result, she has fallen into considerable debt by buying food on credit.

 

$432

3

Nazareth Illit

$716

Mother of 18 month old is about to give birth to second child. Husband is employed part time but half of his salary goes to pay damages incurred during an automobile accident. Money is needed for a layette and a baby bed for the expected new arrival.

 

$364

2

Nazareth Illit

$591

Retired couple living on a bare bones government pension. She has been struggling with skin cancer that finally led to surgical removal of her entire nose. They managed to buy a prosthesis on credit but are unable to fund very expense associated materials involved in connecting this device to her face. These must be imported from the UK. Consequently, she has been forced to wear a bandage over the gaping hole in her face. This gift will resolve the problem for a time.

 

$568

2

Haifa

$939

Woman held technically responsiblefor an automobile accident that occurred during a heavy rain storm. She must pay for damages to both cars and has no insurance or other means to meet this obligation.

 

$364

3

Natania

$954

Divorced motherunable to pay for education expenses and adequate clothing for her two young children.

 

$273

4

Haifa

$1591

Head of family was victim lost his professional gardening tools in a robbery. He also must pay for expensive and costly process to secure an Israeli driverís license or be unable to continue his business which is, for now, providing adequate support for his family. He is not able to fund either of these urgent needs.

 

$364

2

Haifa

$537

Young married couple struggling to survive from his part time employment. She is unable to find work, nor he additional working hours.

 

$273

4

Haifa

$659

Divorced mother of three young children unable to seek employment since she needs to care for her family the youngest of which is only 5 months old. She is currently unable to meet the school expenses for her older children and provide adequate clothing for them.

 

$432

1

Haifa

$182

Young divorced woman is struggling to complete her university training. She is currently not able to pay all of her educational expenses and has been barely able to provide food for herself.

 

$364

3

Acco

$884

Wife has been unemployed for 8 months, consequently family has fallen into debt and are unable to meet survival level expenses. They have been forced to buy food on credit and their situation grows worse each month.

 

$273

6

Haifa

$795

This is partial payment for the second installment of extensive dental care required by the head of the family.

 

$364

1

Afula

$341

Single man needs extensive dental care which is being partially funded by his congregation.

 

$364

2

Haifa

$454

Invalid, divorced mother of 12 year old son is unable to work and struggling to survive on small government stipend. Her current need is for extensive dental work which she cannot begin to afford.

 

$364

 

Migdal Haemek

$432

Divorced pensioner woman with two unemployed adult children living at home. She has accumulated a huge debt and her creditors are taking legal action against her to take from her what few assets that remain.

 

$364

1

Haifa

$545

Young single woman struggling to survive on small part time income. One time love gift.

 

$227

2

Haifa

$523

Young new immigrant couple from Hungry have run out of government support and are both still unable to find work. She has enrolled in a course to become certified as a teacher and needs help to pay cost along with basic survival needs for them both as he struggles to find work.

 

$432

 

†††† Three

families

Tiberias

n/a

This is a payment to the Tiberias dental clinic for the continuing care of three members of different local families. The clinic is run by a former Lebanese immigrant who offers his services to us for a very low fee.

$977

1

Katsrin

$205

Separated young woman is trying to survive on small part time income. She is unable to pay current utility bills and rent while she desperately looks for more work.

$341

 

 

 

 

 

Total monthly gifts

 

$7,140

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