“Arise, shine; for your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the Lord will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you.” —Isaiah 60:1-2
We are always so humbled as we experience the generosity of you, our faithful supporters and partners. We see the lives you touch and the difference you make. We pray you are encouraged and know the support you provide is further God’s Kingdom, allowing so many in Israel to experience the love of the Father in new ways.
Here’s What You’ve Done in the Past 3 Months…
IDF | You Bring Hope to Those Who Protect Israel’s Borders
Rosh Hashanah Gifts for Lone Soldiers
In September, Sam (our boots-on-the-ground in Israel) drove to Samaria, where he met 35 Lone Soldiers and gave them beautiful towels as a Rosh Hashanah gift. Some of the soldiers recognized Sam from other visits and were surprised to see Curt Landry Ministries partners still supporting them year after year. They wish you all “Shana Tovah,” a sweet and good year to come, and thank you for your steadfast support!
Beit She’an Apartment
Nearly 20 soldiers from the Lion of the Jordan Battalion celebrated and rested during Rosh Hashanah at the Beit She’an apartment provided by you! Because of your continued support, we were able to put together a barbeque on the outside patio area and Jackie Levy, Beit She’an mayor, joined the festivities, welcomed the soldiers, and blessed them for the new year! Every soldier thanked YOU for providing such a safe haven where they could celebrate the appointed feasts.
Discover more about how your support is pouring into those who protect Israel’s borders here!VIEW YEAR-TO-DATE IMPACT REPORT
Holocaust Survivors | You Bring Hope to This Aging Generation
In September, we were able to give new shoes to Holocaust Survivors. For some, the shoes you provide are the only ones they receive each year. The mayor of Ma’ale Adumim, Benny Kashriel, sent a letter of gratitude to Curt Landry Ministries supporters.
These Holocaust survivors thank you for providing shoes year after year.
As always, you continue to provide the traditional apples and honey to 400 Holocaust survivors each year. We were also able to include cookies, cakes, and a special Rosh Hashanah meal. They loved it!
Thank you for your faithfulness!
Discover more about how your generosity is helping this generation see God’s promises here!VIEW YEAR-TO-DATE IMPACT REPORT
Girls’ and Boys Safe Houses | You Bring Hope to the Next Generation
Young women and men in the Girls’ and Boys’ Safe Houses in Israel discover what it looks and feels like to grow and heal. Your support helps them change the course of their lives. Without you, ongoing support, resources, hope, and healing would not be possible.
Girls’ Safe House
Yeela started the year off helping at-risk girls, sharing her journey of how healing is possible. She recently decided to move to Be’er Sheva and continue her massage therapy studies at Reidman College. She is a true leader and will be greatly missed.
Sheina W., the oldest in the apartment now, just completed her second year of national service at Hadassah Eim Kerem Hospital and continues to save up. She plans to leave the apartment within the next year.
Liel continues her IDF service in the Central Command's C41 (Telecommunications) Branch and has successfully completed training courses to help her move forward with her service plans.
Sheina P. has completed 4 years in the program and participates in the Yeladim’s leadership forum. She has overcome many challenges, including connecting with others and expressing her opinions in a pleasant and well-spoken manner.
Tehila joined the Safe House earlier this year and has adjusted quite well. She is opening up and working on building relationships with the other girls. She enjoys the peaceful environment.
Boys’ Safe House
Elias is the oldest resident and continues to serve in the Golani Brigade. He is researching areas of academic pursuits. Elias is one of the leaders at the apartment and has matured and grown significantly during his stay there.
Elior continues to serve as a combat soldier in the Golani Brigade and is in his final year of service. As always, he is very positive and lights up the apartment.
Levy is serving his second year in the IDF as a cook and is saving money in hopes of becoming an actor or singer. He is full of energy, charm, and humor, always bringing laughter into the room.
Arnie joined just a few months ago and serves in the IDF. He is working and saving money. His goal is to live financially independent and secure after leaving the apartment, and he is working hard on life skills to do so.
Yani joined the apartment at the end of 2021, recently enlisted in the Kfir Brigade, and just began his military career. He is kindhearted, helpful, and a great cook!
Nathaniel joined the apartment a year ago. He went into the army as an air defense combat soldier just a few short months ago and is enjoying his service. He doesn’t get to come home too often, but when he does, the boys are excited to see him, and they always make sure they are prepared to serve him his favorite foods so he feels at home.
Find out more about how you are releasing hope to many in Israel hereVIEW YEAR-TO-DATE IMPACT REPORT
Aleh Children | You Bring Hope to the Least of These
For the Fall Feasts of the Lord, you provided each Aleh child with a beautiful polo shirt and matching pants. It is always a very emotional and fulfilling visit when Sam (our boots-on-the-ground-Israel) is able to provide gifts and support to these young people. Those who work at Aleh are incredibly grateful for your love and support. They are always overwhelmed by how personal your gifts are. The children and their families love them and feel connected to you. Thank you!
Here is Efrat. He is 20 years old and has the biggest smile because of you!
Discover more about the ways you’ve been serving children in Israel here!VIEW YEAR-TO-DATE IMPACT REPORT
You Are a Light
You are truly the hands and feet of the Lord, obediently following His lead as He continues to work through us to fulfill His prophetic words in Matthew 5:14-16…
“You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”
As you continue to shine in the darkness, may the God of peace continue to bless you as you stand with and bless Israel. He is a God who keeps His covenant promises. Let Genesis 12:3 be a reminder to you of God’s faithfulness as you bless Israel in the months and years to come.
“I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”- Genesis 12:3