Life goes on
It has been a great joy to proceed with all the clubs again after Covid-19 lockdown. In June, the joyful laughter of children and youth has filled the locales, and on the last week of June we are celebrating the end of the term. But there is also not so happy people is Israel still.
In many occasions along my ministry I’ve had to face the limitations of reaching and helping people. Surrounded by so many needs, even when you strive to do all within your power, the achievements seem small. Nevertheless, the word of God reminds us to remain faithful in the small things. What we are and what we have will suffice. It is merciful to remind yourself and those sharing your journey, that God will use the giftings and time we have now, and He will provide us with the gifts and tools that we need.
In May I co-operated with the Domari Centre in organizing a food delivery project to the Romani families of Jerusalem. I asked Amouni, the leader of the centre, what his greatest challenges were during these weeks. He answered with a clear voice: “Ruut, people can no longer afford food. They are hungry, and my heart is aching, because we don’t have enough possibilities to help them.” A few days after our meeting, I took a carload of food aid bags to the Domari Centre, each containing food for perhaps a month, depending on the size of the family.
“Small streams form great floods.”
“If you can help, please do. It may save someone in the tragedy of their life, and start a chain reaction of good, leading to a better life for future generations.”
“He who saves a life, saves the whole world.”
“Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD.” Amos 8:11
The work continues and the vision deepens. Covid-19 has made us pause and made the importance of the work ever clearer.
May Father God mightily bless you all,
and I wish you a blessed vacation time!