Shalom and greetings from Jerusalem!
Thank you for partnering with Hope for Israel in our work. Since the academic year is winding down, I wanted to update you about our amazingly successful mentoring & scholarship program for university students in Israel. Tigist, our program coordinator, has shared a few important points from this past year:
I would like to say thank you for the privilege and opportunity you have given our students to enjoy the economic scholarship and personal mentorship to strengthen their intimacy with God. We are here to give the truth and light of God to lighten their lives in addition to financial aid.
We encourage students in a variety of ways: an introductory meeting in September, where we lay the foundations for the success in the coming academic year; workshops according to needs and topics of interest to the students; counseling and encouraging conversations throughout the year; campus visits; and a post-graduation preparatory program where we help to build a resume, learn interview techniques, find a suitable job, and more!
Each year we choose principles based on the Word of God that will be part of our lives. This year, we chose the two principles of cooperation and moderation. And we were indeed happy to see the students of the second year ‘adopt’ students from the first year; in fact, they were like mentors and friends throughout the process. I received meaningful feedback from a few students explaining how much our investment in them, both financially and spiritually, made a difference:
‘Thank you! A counseling call helped me make order of the mess I was in.’
‘Thank you for standing with me — It means so much to know I’m not alone.’
‘I thought that only I was dealing with those questions and doubts.’
Again, I thank God for His kindness, loyalty and goodness and of course thank YOU for your heart and being a very important part of the joint work for the kingdom in Israel.
Thank you for entrusting your love offering to Hope for Israel! The support and encouragement we are able to give to young Israeli believers is truly making a difference in the future of this country. We are grateful that you have partnered with us to strengthen the Body of Messiah! May the Lord continue to strengthen this partnership, and may you know His abundant blessing in your lives!