My Olive Tree is taking part in a special initiative to remember lives and plant a legacy. The time is quickly approaching…
On April 24, 2017, we will pause and actively remember the precious souls who were taken unjustly years ago during the Holocaust—over 6 million lives, from infants to elders.
What makes this opportunity so unique? You have a chance, today, to plant a tree in the heart of Jerusalem, remembering those who were lost. We are planting these trees so that people like Zigmond Alder, age seven when gassed, and Channah Mazansky-Zaidel, who was 33 when she and her family were brutally shot down, are honored and remembered.
At My Olive Tree, we do many projects to aid in the restoration of Israel, however, this opportunity is very close to our hearts. Israel and the Jewish community observe Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) on April 24th. What a wonderful way to show hope and plant a legacy for this community!
The sponsored trees are planted in a most honored part of Jerusalem—in The King’s Valley—located in the upper Kidron Valley. The King’s Valley has a rich history accompanying it, as it once served as a defensive-type border surrounding a majority of the city. It also contained a seasonal stream that flowed through it, providing additional protection. Although it may not look exactly the same as it did 2000 years ago, it still remains a place that is revered.
Jesus Himself traveled through this area. He walked through the valley with His disciples to the Garden of Gethsemane after the Last Supper. Imagine Jesus knowing that He would give His life for all of us as He crossed through this honored land.
God provides for us a glimpse of the restoration of this Holy City…
“’The days are coming,’ declares the Lord, ‘when this city will be rebuilt… The whole valley where dead bodies and ashes are thrown, and all the terraces out to the Kidron Valley on the east as far as the corner of the Horse Gate, will be holy to the Lord. The city will never again be uprooted or demolished.’”—Jeremiah 31:38-40
Our goal is to have 227 trees designated to plant in the name of a Holocaust victim on this day of reflection and remembrance—April 24th. This date is just around the corner! We need your help. It will take a community of us working together, exhibiting love, peace and honor towards the people living in the City of Jerusalem.
We ask you to prayerfully consider taking action now. When you sponsor your tree, you will also be giving a Holocaust survivor a blanket, as well. They will receive this gift knowing you have provided a way of restoration to their Holy City. And as a special gift to you, we will send you a beautiful sterling silver Star of David pendant and chain, along with a ‘Legacy Certificate’ with the name of the Holocaust victim your gift has sponsored. Take action now to leave a legacy for a lifetime!
[CLICK HERE] to learn more about this most amazing project, and to honor their memory.