Shalom and blessings from Jerusalem!
I want to thank you for partnering with us to expand His Kingdom in Israel. This is a cooperative effort and just as we are grateful for your partnership, we also want to bless our co-laborers in the Land.
To that end, for the past 15 years, Hope for Israel has come alongside a Lebanese pastor and his wife, Joseph & Ibtissam Haddad, as they have faithfully ministered to our Arab brothers and sisters throughout Israel. They recognized a need to especially minister to the Lebanese inhabitants of Israel, who fought with Israel against the Hezbollah terror group taking over Lebanon in the 1980s & ’90s. When Israel withdrew from Lebanon in 2000, the lives of these soldiers and their families – many of whom were Christians – were at great risk, and Israel offered them asylum. Most of them stayed in northern Israel, and tried their best to adapt to Israeli society. Being a very small minority, and not speaking any Hebrew, they struggled to support their families and many lost hope for their future.
Pastor Haddad and Ibtissam came alongside them and established an Arabic-speaking congregation in Nahariya, Israel. Here’s a short letter from Pastor Haddad:
We praise the Lord for Moran and HFI for their firm stand alongside our ministry with the Lebanese and the Israeli Arabs in Nahariya and all over Galilee. It has been a long partnership for almost 15 years and we can say definitely that without the spiritual and financial assistance of HFI, our ministry won’t be able to expand, prosper and bear fruit to the glory of our Messiah Yeshua. HFI not only supports me as the Pastor of this integral ministry by allowing me to remain in full time ministry, but they also pay the monthly rent of our meeting place in Nahariya, and assist some needy families whenever an urgent need is presented before them. They also bless us by supplying new clothing and school items annually for the children in the congregation! Moran and HFI are real partners and they are essential to maintaining and expanding the Lebanese ministry in Nahariya and the Galilee. We are so grateful!
I personally thank you for entrusting your love offering to Hope for Israel as we seek to bless others who are doing a great work for the Kingdom! Pastor Haddad’s ministry makes a great impact, and I believe in his call to work among our Arab brethren in the Lord. Thank you for sharing and supporting our vision to proclaim Messiah to all people in Israel!
In His service,
Founder & Executive Director
Hope for Israel
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