As Believers, how are we supposed to remember those who lost their lives so many years ago during the dark times of the Holocaust?
All of us grieve loss in different ways, but we all grieve nonetheless. When we think of a time when we experienced great loss, or watched a tragic event unfold right before our eyes, we are led to tears of mourning. Some lament through tears as they call out to God, and some light a candle of remembrance.
Now, at My Olive Tree, we have been blessed to have an opportunity to remember those whose lives were taken during the Holocaust. It is our privilege to have the list of 227 names of those who were tragically murdered during this time.
On April 24, 2017, the Jewish nation commemorates over 6 million victims who were murdered during the dark times of the Holocaust.
We have a chance to remember and honor alongside the survivors and families of those who were lost. Remember the defenseless children, petrified and terrified, as they walked into the gas chambers of the death camps in Poland and Germany, or those who were tragically shot to death. Remember the mothers and fathers, who, with no thought of their own destiny, dug their own graves, thinking only of their children’s future cut short and unfinished. Remember the elderly who breathed prayers of mercy.
We must stand out in faith and have hope. For without the hope of restoration and remembrance for the Jewish people there is nothing. My Olive Tree is choosing to remember through honor and legacy. We are asking you to join us in planting a tree in memory of these victims.
There are 227 victims of the Holocaust who we want to remember to start this project. The 227 lives will have a tree planted in their memory in the ancient Kidron Valley, in The Kings Valley, of Jerusalem. We need your prayerful support as a supporter of this project. When you contact us to sponsor a tree, you will be given a ‘Legacy Certificate’ with the name of the Holocaust victim that your generous funds have sponsored. This name was a precious life in the eyes of God—one who died a tragic death, but will now have a legacy planted in the center the beautiful Holy City of Jerusalem.
Along with this memorable certificate, you will also receive a special gift from us—a beautiful sterling silver Star of David pendant and chain. Not only will you receive these great gifts, but also with your tree sponsorship we will give a gift to a Holocaust survivor living in Israel’s capital city—Jerusalem. When you sponsor a tree, a blanket will go to a Holocaust survivor, reminding them of their memorable ancestors and a hope for their future.
We ask you to consider, through prayer, coming along side of us to remember the lives of those lost. Plant a tree of hope in their precious land. [CLICK HERE] to learn about this project and hear more about this cherished initiative.