Project Update | Boys’ Safe House

The young men who live in the Curt Landry Ministries’ Safe House had received messages of rejection and abandonment during their most formative years. Yet, because of you, they are beginning to heal. 

The Curt Landry Ministries’ Safe House gives young men…

  • Emotional support
  • A place to live
  • Opportunities to learn life skills 

… to help them cut out the lies from their past and begin fulfilling their God-given potential. 

The year 2020 has been difficult for many of these young men due to the pandemic. They are doing their best to navigate these turbulent times with faith that better days will soon come. 

We want you, our supporters, to understand this: 

Your generous contributions bring much-needed hope and help to these young men. Without you, their lives would be on a different path. Today, they walk on a new, better direction with confidence and independence. 

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Read the Inspiring Updates in the Lives of These Young Men… 

New challenges and past fears surfaced for many of the young men during 2020. They went through economic fears, existential crises, disruptions of routines, and increasing feelings of loneliness. 

However, because of the support they were given leading up to this trying time within the nation of Israel and around the world, they were able to adapt and adopt a positive outlook on life. 

Their resilience has inspired even those who work directly with them to better deal with circumstances. This is truly the manifestation of God’s principle of multiplication at work!

Here are their stories…

  • Vitally

Vitally arrived at the apartment after being released from the IDF about a year and a half ago. He had no clear direction and many concerns. As he sifted through his confusion during his stay, he had a breakthrough. 

This past summer, he found a job… which he still holds! He has adopted a healthy lifestyle of eating well and regularly training at a gym. He also received a scholarship for school and has learned to live financially independent. He has expanded his circle of friends and left the Safe House this summer full of stability and confidence. 

  • Elias

Elias is a brave leader at the Safe House. He completed an exciting beret challenge in the IDF’s Golan 51st Battalion and has already served in Bethlehem for a few months. Elias is honored and excited to be a part of the IDF. His service is meaningful, and his comrades and commanders love him. 

His plan is to recruit novice commanders and play an even more significant role in the field of command as he grows and matures in his role. 

  • Adir 

Adir joined the Safe House early this year after being released from a combat position in the IDF. He arrived plagued by debt. He was in desperate need of guidance to improve his financial situation. 

He began working two jobs every day. He was determined to pay his debt and live well. After he had saved, he worked with the Safe House guidance staff and planned to close a significant portion of his debt this summer.  

Unfortunately, during the health crisis, he lost both jobs. However, he did not give up. Within a few days, he found two new jobs and continued with his plan. Adir is very committed to his goals. He gets along well with the other young men at the Safe House and adds laughter and joy to the home.  

  • Sean 

Sean finished a challenging combat service in IDF’s Golan 12th Battalion earlier this year and joined the Safe House just before the coronavirus broke out. Despite the challenging period, he immediately found himself a job as a messenger and began to feel at home. He integrated with the other young men right away. 

He is interested in academic studies. This spring, he began a process of occupational guidance to decide a field of study. 

  • Yair 

Yair served in the military for a year and a half as a computer network manager and worked in a bakery until the health crisis hit. Yair suffers from asthma. Therefore, he had to isolate himself at home during the quarantine and a bit after. He was forbidden from serving in the army and working. 

He found himself in a difficult financial situation. The guidance staff at the Safe House worked to find assistance within the military framework. As the quarantine restrictions lifted, he made efforts to improve his health and has been more active. 

The Takeaway…

The takeaway is this: YOU make a difference! As you see, these young men have been through health and financial crises in 2020, like many of us. But because of your faithful support, you also witness the spirit of victory that has been sown into the fabric of their lives by you, our faithful supporters

Never forget the impact you make. Hold on to the promise and be encouraged by the impact.

“’But when you do a charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly.’”—Matthew 6:3-4