Keep reading to find out how you can help this family that lives just 3 miles from the Gaza Strip!
The challenge many Christians face today is finding their place in God’s restorative work in Israel. They watch the news, witness biblical prophecy unfolding in front of their eyes, and desire to be a part of God’s prophetic fulfillment.
But all the information out there can be confusing. How do you know what you are really giving to? How do you know you are really making a difference in someone’s life? Is the organization in question really connected to Israel?
It seems that every side has a personal agenda instead of being unified in the biblical principle of bringing hope to the hurting. There is a part of you that wants to turn off the noise and imagine that what is happening on the other side of the world won’t impact you—or at least not enough to notice.
But there is a bigger part—the part that separates from others in the world, the part that knows of the challenges, the unfairness, and the deception that is stacked up against the nation of Israel that cannot be quieted. Once the truth is known, it cannot be unknown.
The Spirit that lives within you encourages you to respond.
Because you are chosen. Because if not you… then who?
“But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light…”—1 Peter 2:9
You are part of a generation that is choosing not to settle or be silenced. You are called to be transformed and not conformed (Romans 12:2). You are His light, and you are called to pursue a bigger purpose.
- Pray for the peace of Jerusalem? “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: ‘May they prosper who love you.’”—Psalm 122:6
- Have a heart for the people of Israel? “I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”—Genesis 12:3
- Want to put your faith in God’s Word into action? “But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves… But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it… this one will be blessed in what he does.”—James 1:22, 25
If you answered “Yes,” and yet are still unsure of how to make a real difference in a life and a family, we want to share an extraordinary story with you. A story that allows you to choose the ending.
This is a season of hope, an opportunity to give without getting anything in return.
It is an occasion to bless the nation of Israel and her people.
The Bitan Family
In October 2018, we were honored to meet the Bitan family, which lives just three miles from the Gaza Strip in Israel. Unfortunately, they have witnessed balloon bombs landing near their home, and are no strangers to the whistling sounds of rockets fired near their fields.
The Bitan family has three generations living on their moshav. After buying the land and moving there in the 1940s, they planted beautiful, vibrant flowers that were primarily sold to vendors in Europe.
Sadly, due to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, their farm has been boycotted. The once lush land now stands desolate and dry. And they began losing hope.
When we stood on one of their open fields near the Gaza Strip, the wind blew, and dust filled the air. The smell of dirt was unmistakable, but we could almost detect the fragrance of flowers as we imagined what the moshav looked like in full bloom.
This family, nearly bankrupt and searching for a miracle, still held tight to the promises of God and the hope of the Messiah. Mr. Bitan explained that it had been his father’s dream to make pure olive oil that would be used in the Temple in the future.
God has shown them favor with an opportunity of restoring their land, and He invites you to be a part of the fulfillment. The ground anxiously awaits a harvest, as it is equipped with an adequate irrigation system. The expert knowledge the family has fine-tuned from years of planting and harvesting can finally be released again through the olive tree!
One family is in desperate need of YOUR help!
The significance of the land…
The Bitans’ moshav rests in an area of the Negev Desert near Nahal Gerar. What makes this significant? This is the location through which Abraham journeyed and lived thousands of years ago.
“And Abraham journeyed from there to the South, and dwelt between Kadesh and Shur, and stayed in Gerar.”—Genesis 20:1
Mr. Bitan explains the location is “the place where Abraham goes with the sheep, along with Isaac and Jacob.”
We know that God orchestrates all things to work together for those who love Him and are called according to His purposes. The Bitan family’s story is a perfect depiction of His timeless hand resting upon Israel and inviting Believers to be a part of it all.
“We love the area and the Negev… and want to stay forever.”—Mr. Bitan
Will you consider uniting with us under the olive tree and replanting this significant area? We know God has a plan for Israel and the land. We also know He gives us a choice to be a part of it and blesses those who are.
Let us—as Believers, the chosen generation who are the light to the world—proclaim His praises and be a part of what can be. Let us step into our higher purpose for our mighty God and His chosen people!
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Be the difference. Be the change. Be who God has created and called you to be!
“For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written:
‘The Deliverer will come out of Zion,
And He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob;
For this is My covenant with them,
When I take away their sins.’”