Olim Fund of the Galilee
November 2003 Report

November 24, 2003

Shalom Dear Ones,
 
This has been a difficult month for me and the Board of Advisors. We spent several hours last evening agonizing over how to dispense $6,907 among requests, all of them legitimate, totaling $19,808.
 
First, let me say how very grateful all of us are for your continuing generosity and concern for these dear ones who have answered God's call and come home to the Land, only to meet heavy financial burdens that has left so many in a barely surviving mode.
 
When I look at hose that you have been able to help, I can do nothing but rejoice, while at the same time, when I look at those that we had to reject, or help in only a very limited way, I am filled with something less than joy, although all of us do struggle to remain positive in the face of this ever growing need.
 
The problem isn't you, those who are so generously already supporting this outreach, but rather it is our collective failure to get this message out to others who would likely join in and also help to meet these needs.
 
At the moment, I am finalizing a DVD version of a 16 unit  4 Credit Hour Seminary Course entitled "the Jewish Origins of Christianity." I taught this in residence for the first time at Faith Seminary in Tacoma, WA in September and it was enthusiastically received by a class largely populated by pastors.
 
The good news is that Sid Roth and others are planning to mass market this "mother of all Jewish roots courses" to the greater Christian market, and the even better news is that any and all net proceeds on the Israeli side of this venture will be donated to the Olim Fund.
 
The potential here is obviously very great to properly endow this Fund. I am telling you all of this to elicit your prayer support for this project. I have just narrated Unit Six of Sixteen and there is much work to be done. Please do lift this up in prayer, along with those of the olim family here that we have already helped, but especially those who we have sadly been required to turn away, at least for now.
 
Finally, I have also attached a recent e-mail received from one of our Russian Congregation pastors in Haifa. Believe me, you are all greatly appreciated.
 
In the love of Yeshua,
 
 
Bob Fischer

Shalom. We've recieved the finacial help from your
fund. We've been in such difficult situation. Thank you for
participation in our needs. We've so thankful for the open
hearts of people who supports your fund.
Also, thank you very match to Bob Fisher and his team
for the work they are doing here in Israel. For the love and
compassion to our nation. God bless you.

Pastor from Haifa.


OLIM FUND OF THE GALILEE

November 2003, DISTRIBUTION

Family Size
Location
Monthly Income
Overview of Situation Funded
Gift

5

Kibbutz Tel Joseph

$226

Olim family from Hungry with two small children and no washing

Machine. They have a very marginal income and are barely surviving. Gift intended for a washing machine.

 

$430

1

Karmiel

$582

Pensioner with marginal income cannot afford dental care. One time gift to provide for urgently needed care.

$340

4

Karmiel

$1288

Leader of a humanitarian organization is unable to meet rent payments on a facility that is caring for many olim in need. One time gift.

$249

5

Haifa

$452

Divorced mother of four, an Ethiopian immigrant, has been hospitalized for one year and continues in very ill health. Government aid is not enough to met basic family needs. This gift is to provide food.

$340

3

Haifa

$181

Son, age 25, of institutionalized alcoholic parents is unable to find work. His parents drank up all available family assets. This gift is to help meet survival needs of life (mainly food).

$340

3

Haifa

$498

Young widow with two children ages one and two and a half, lost her husband shortly after making aliyah in 12/02. She is now about to run out of government benefits, and will be unable to survive on the small allowance available to her. With too very young children, she is unable to leave the home for work, even is she could find a job. This gift is for food and other survival needs.

$340

2

Haifa

nil

Newly married young couple from Latvia. His citizenship is hung up in the administrative quagmire, thus he is not yet able to work legally, and she is finishing up her college training and thus cannot work. They basically have nothing and need everything.

$340

1

Nazareth Illit

$113

Young single woman living alone lost her job three months ago and is still looking for work. She has fallen behind in payments for rent and utilities and has no money for food. On top of this she has a mouth full of seriously diseased teeth.

$385

3

Nazareth Illit

$611

Part time income of mother of family insufficient to meet basic survival needs. Son in college which adds another great strain on inadequate resources. Father is searching desperately for work of any kind but has been unable to find anything.

$452

5

Nazareth Illit

$448

Head of family started own business but after investing all available funds the enterprise failed and left him and the family in heavy debt, unemployed and without the means to survive. This gift is for food and utility payments as both parents desperately look for work.

$498

3

Migdal-Emek

$792

Family had to move for serious health reasons. This gift is to help cover re-location expenses which they are otherwise unable to meet.

$340

4

Haifa

$554

Mother of twin girls must undergo an expensive medical treatment for a liver ailment. Husband has been long term unemployed. Not enough income to meet survival needs, much less required medical expense which cannot be funded by the government

$452

3

Haifa

$665

Unemployed family with two year old child is desperately looking for work and unable to survive on government allowance. This gift is to help them meet basic survival living costs.

$340

2

Haifa

$281

Newly married young couple: hes in the army and she is in college. They are struggling to survive and get established in the Land. One time gift to help them meet a variety of basic needs.

$204

1

Haifa

$545

 

 

Pensioner, age 76, in failing health needs a medical devise that is not funded by the government to help him deal with a painful atrophy of his muscles. One time gift.

$226

1

Acco

$407

Widow with paralyzed hand cannot find work. Her ancient refrigerator cannot be repaired. One time gift to buy her a new one.

$430

2

Haifa

$769

Single mother with a twelve year old forced to move from a furnished apartment to an unfurnished apartment. She needs furnishings for entire apartment. One time gift to help meet this need.

$340

1

Hadera

$679

Divorced woman with marginal job and serious health problems cannot meet outstanding bills and is barely surviving. One time gift for food.

$204

1

Hadera

$294

Divorced woman, age 46, has undergone six surgeries for kidney problems and is about to undergo another. She is obviously unable to work and her income from the government is not enough to provide for even the minimum level of survival. One time gift.

$204

2

Karmiel

$520

Husband is a dentist awaiting certification in Israel. Wife is marginally employed but income not sufficient to meet survival level needs. This is the second gift to this couple.

$249

2

Hadera

$407

Unemployed family in heavy debt and unable to meet basic survival needs. This one time gift is for food.

$204

 

 

 

 

 

Total monthly gifts

 

 

$6907


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Copyright 2003 by Raymond Robert Fischer