Olim Fund of the Galilee
February 2006 Report

Dear donors and friends of the Olim Fund,

Shalom from Tiberias!

Your Fund has had a very exciting and promising month as our donation base has continued to increase right in step with our outreach to a growing number of olim families throughout the country.

We were especially blessed with the news of a single donation of $10,000 from a lovely couple in Sun City, Arizona that will be available to us for potential distribution next month. We also have been blessed with the pledge of a generous monthly gift from a very dear and prospering Messianic Jewish Ministry in the United States. Praise the Lord!

We were deeply touched this month by the sufferings of an unmarried seamstress who lost one of her eyes and soon afterwards, her job because of her now unattractive appearance. Thanks to your generosity and loving outreach, we were able to meet most of the need for her surgery that will give her an artificial eye and with it, a new lease on life. Each one of you can take a bit of rightful ownership of this wonderful blessing.

Finally, we really must be doing something right the way Satan has been attacking my new historical novel, The Door Where it Began. Almost unbelievable administrative goofs after they arrived in New York in January, and other amazing interferences have led us to all manner of additional expenses and delays which finally have been overcome. The first printing, now more than a month overdue, will be delivered to our distributor in El Dorado Hills, CA. in the next few days. You can read the first three chapters on our web site www.olimpublications.com
But, let me warn you, if you do, I am certain that most of you you will want to read the entire book that will retail for $16.00. As my way of saying thanks to all of you who receive this report, I would like to offer this book to you for an introductory price of $10.00 plus S&H (offer good until April 30, 2006). All profit from my books and teachings are donated to the Olim Fund. To order, please contact:
Olim Publications of California
1725 Aston Place,
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
Tel.(916) 939-1519
e-mail: Bill@olimpublications.com

I am so pleased with the wonderful reaction of the initial readers of this new book to whom I sent copies from Israel. Following is an example:

From a reader in Montreal, Canada:

"How beautiful, dearest brother Bob! I became enraptured with every page of your new book. I finished reading it today. Praise the Lord for this brilliant & wonderful work!!!! I'm not a fiction reader at all but I enjoyed it so much due to your earlier book: "The Children of God". What a perfect complement your new book is to your previous ones.

I believe if we were to meet you one day, I would have to check the back of your head for evidence that you suffered a severe injury!

I am so happy to meet you! I knew from the very early pages that there was a lot about you and your loved ones in there.
Interesting format you chose to present what just may be pure truth! I was so blessed through it all.

I heard, just this past year, that the Apostle Paul should have been the one to be elected the 12th disciple and that choosing Matthias was a mistake because we never heard of him after that day of appointment. That entire story in your book made me rejoice and weep, all at the same time, from beginning to end. How could the leaders of the early church miss the boat on the Holy Spirit's lead when choosing Yeshua's first new covenant leaders especially when the anointing was so strong? When I read in Proverbs that the simple will believe anything, I have to be careful. I would be so inclined to believe that what you propose is highly probable. How beautiful, how simply lovely is what you've written!!!! I'm so grateful you sent me a copy!!!

I loved to hear how the power of the Holy Spirit is present in those sites you so beautifully describe. I loved to hear about the choir of angels singing. I truly swooned (a new word I learned). I loved every word (except maybe 3...when in stupor, characters often saying "My God!" which I thought was taking the Lord's name in vain, perhaps I am mistaken...and the second word: "adore" which is also used repeatedly when referring to dearly loved ones. The French word we use for worship is" to adore" which I guess in English doesn't have the same reverence. )

There is so much we have yet to learn about our Jewish Roots. It's all so much to come to terms with because first we need discernment to see and know how we've been mislead. What would the Lord have us do as we're learning all of this? Where are the Lord's Shepherds after His own heart? I pray that your words be heard by the Body of Yeshua all over the world and that the Spirit of Holiness may bring forth its fruit in our lives. "Praise the Lord!

It has been an honor and privilege to read your book! Thank you. May you be richly blessed, you and yours!"

Shalom,

C.

Again, thanks to you all for your continued loving outreach to our struggling Olim here in the Land of our inheritance.

With rich blessings and love in Yeshua,

Bob Fischer


Olim Fund of the Land of Israel

Monthly distributions for February, 2006

                                                                              

Family Size

Location

Monthly Income

Overview of Situation Funded

Gift

 

4

 

Haifa

 

$826

This family was surviving marginally until the wife/mother lost her job two months ago and has been unable to find a new one. This gift is to cover food and rent expenses for one month while she continues to seek work and to bridge the gap until unemployment insurance takes effect.

 

$545

 

2

 

Kiriat Motzkin

 

$636

This divorced mother of a teenager is unable to survive on the assistance provided by the government. Thankfully, she just found a good job and will get her first salary check in a month. This gift is to cover some of her immediate survival level expenses for the short term.

 

$545

 

2

 

Haifa

 

$632

This young couple is expecting their first child in five months. He lost his job two months ago and she was let go from hers due to her pregnancy. Consequently, they are trying to survive on government assistance. This gift is to cover car insurance which they must pay, even though they are for this time of crisis not using it at all, and to buy food, and several items needed to prepare for the arrival of their baby.

 

$654

1

Haifa

$501

This divorced man gave all of his possessions to his former wife and children and is trying to survive on his part time work as a translator. He has high hopes of being employed full time in the not too far distant future but in the meantime is unable to meet even minimum survival level expenses, including urgently needed dental care. This gift is to cover short term survival assistance an he has been referred for evaluation at our new partner Haifa Dental Clinic

 

$218

 

1

 

Karmiel

 

$271

This 43 year old single woman lost one of her eyes in a tragic accident. As a result of her unattratively altered appearance, she lost her good job as a seamstress and has been unable to find a new employment for the same reason. She desperately needs a surgery that will install an artificial eye so she can get her life going again. She has no medical insurance and this procedure will cost $2,286. The Fund dug very deep into our limited assets and provided this gift towards her urgent requirement.  We are trusting that the balance needed will be provided from some as yet unidentified source.

 

 

$1,852

 

3

 

Karmiel

 

$462

Both parents of a young teenager have serious health issues. His severe arthritis and very high blood pressure caused him to lose his job. Meanwhile she suffered a debilitating and perhaps permanent back injury causing her to lose her job. They are threatened with eviction for non payment of rent and the turning off out their utilities for non payment.

 

$471

 

1

 

Katzrin

 

$221

This divorced woman worked at a good paying job as a teacher until the day before her scheduled surgery for colon cancer. She is now undergoing radiation therapy and won’t be able to return to work for another six weeks. This gift is to help her meet normal living expenses during this time  she will be unable to work.

 

$545

 

1

 

Katzrin

 

$581

This young widow lost her husband over a year ago and she began to receive a widow’s pension. Unfortunately, the paying agency miscalculated the amount of her pension and she received an overpayment of $2,748 which she must repay out of her now reduced monthly stipend. The result is, she simply can’t survive on the drastically reduced monthly payment she will receive for the next year. This one time gift is to help her get started in meeting this urgent situation.

 

$654

3

Haifa

$620

This young couple with a two year old is expecting their second child and the mother is no longer able to work. The father finally found a good job after a long search and the family should be on their way back to solvency in about a month. However, their current needs for food, clothing and utility payments are significantly beyond their current financial resources.

 

$436

3

Arrad

$379

This young divorced mother with two children is struggling to survive on her income as a waitress. She has been forced to move into an already crowded apartment with her mother and brother since she is unable to afford her own home. Given her meager income, she is even unable to meet the most basic survival level needs of her family.

 

$654

1

Haifa

$436

This divorced 52 year old woman lives on a very small part time income and government assistance. The apartment she is buying has urgent repair needs as the roof has major leaks and mold has taken over. This gift is to help her with these urgently needed home repairs.

 

$654

1

Nazareth Illit

$342

When submitted this request was to provide six weeks of temporary housing for a post-surgical cancer patient who was receiving radiation therapy in Haifa. Sadly, she passed away on the day of our board meeting and her young son must now pay for that part of her temporary housing tht she occupied before her death.

 

$327

 

 

 

This payment is to cover accrued assistance we have provided at our local Tiberias Dental Clinic partners on behalf of a patient that was identified in an earlier monthly report.

 

$163

 

 

 

 

Total monthly gifts

 

$7,718

Copyright 2002 by Raymond Robert Fischer