| November 11,
Dear Donor to the Olim Fund of the Galilee,
Shalom, and greetings from Tiberias!
Last evening, I had the honor and privilege
of chairing the meeting of our Board of Advisors whereat on one
hand we had the joyful opportunity to distribute funds as we felt
the Lord was leading to those of our olim who were in the greatest
financial peril. On the other hand, we had the agonizing experience
of having to say "no" to so many others who were in
need and crying out for help.
Here are the situations that we were called
to deal with this month:
· For an unmarried young woman,
who is terribly debt, unemployed and facing a very uncertain future.
She owns no winter shoes to wear during the upcoming rainy season.
You bought her a pair.
· A family with four children, one
of whom has a crippling disease, received a payment from the government
which they were told was to offset some of the medical requirements
needed to deal with this situation. After the money was already
spent for this purpose, the government demanded that the money
be refunded since they had made the payment in error. The family
is desperate and struggling to survive. You helped them by paying
half of this demanded repayment.
· One single mother with two children
living at home was unable to meet short term needs to put the
minimum of required food on the table for her family. You provided
enough help to meet this need for about a month.
· An unmarried olim has a severe
dental problem and no financial means to deal with it. She is
in constant pain and is crying out for help. You funded a preliminary
examination by a local dentist who is anxious to work with the
Olim Fund to help our people. We are praying that additional funding
will become available to meet her treatment needs.
· A head of a family with three
small children who had a good job in construction has been unemployed
for a month and has no money available to meet the short term
very basic needs of his family. You funded their very minimum
requirements for one month until his unemployment payments begin
at some time in the future. The governmental agency that handles
unemployment payments is on strike and no payments have been made
for several weeks and no end is in sight.
· A new olim family with a monthly
income of $589 has no stove, table, closets or living room furniture.
You bought them a gas stove .
· You bought yet another gas stove
for a family with two small children that has been surviving without
one for eight years. Their total monthly income is just enough
to pay the rent and provide food of the most basin kind.
I am about to embark on a speaking tour to Arizona, Washington
State and British Columbia. I will be speaking in various congregations
about Israel and you can be certain that I will do my best to
promote further interest in our outreach to this very great and
growing need among our new immigrants to Israel.
I would like to invite you to visit our
new web site at
WWW. OLIMPUBLICATIONS.COM. I will see that this report is posted
there along with other information about the Olim Fund of the
Finally, my deep and profound thanks for
your continuing support of this outreach to my people who have
answered God's call and who now are struggling to remain in the
land of their inheritance.
May the Lord God of Israel bless you all
in many and great ways.
With love in Yeshua,
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Copyright 2002 by Raymond Robert