The condition of my teeth was deteriorating quickly. A rotten tooth was causing infection in my gums and my pain was so excruciating I needed a root-canal. The dentist told me that I could wait no longer and it must be done. But I had no money to treat it.
Your money came right from the hands of God. When I received the check it was out of God's hands and heart of care for me. Thank you for your kindness and your giving.
No words can express how thrilling it is to be without pain and my teeth fixed. Please pass on my heartfelt thanks to those who are giving in such a loving way. May Yeshua bless you tenfold for your giving heart and love for Him and His people.
D. K., Native Israeli
Single mother of one girl, who received NIS 13,000 (US$ 3250),
enabling her to pay for dental treatment
I wish to express my deep gratitude to you for your tremendously generous gift of NIS 23,000 (approx US$ 5750).
Your gift made it possible for me to close debts I was left with, as well as new ones, when my personal situation changed drastically and unexpectedly a year and a half ago, after my husband of 18 years walked away. It helped me to keep the business which I started in 1996, and to use its resources to spread God's Word about Israel to the many intercessors abroad.
I thank the Lord Our God for you and your ministry, and my prayer is that many people abroad will continue to state "I STAND WITH ISRAEL", not only in prayer, but in this very practical way.
May Our Father multiply the fruits of your righteousness.
R.R., Ha'Maayan Congregation
Kfar Saba, Israel
"I want to testify to God's grace! We were in a very difficult financial situation, and every month our problems compounded into yet more problems. Pretty soon, we found ourselves in a state of desperation and we knew that it would take a miracle to pull ourselves out of this situation. We prayed that the Lord would deliver us as we were trying to live and do everything according to the scriptures, but at the same time, we asked God to show us if we were doing anything wrong that would cause this situation.
During the time I collected unemployment, I had been offered to work “under the table” and it was very tempting, but even though I knew it would help financially, I could not do it, knowing that it would not be right in God’s eyes. Around this time, I found employment and began to work 18 hours a day to try to support my family. It was during this period that God spoke to us about a grudge we had been holding against the individual that we felt was responsible for our financial problems. He clearly told us that we had to forgive this person in our hearts and that we also had to ask for his forgiveness for all our anger towards him. On that same day, after having talked to this man, we both felt that something great had happened and that now something good was going to come our way. Two weeks passed, but nothing happened. In fact, our problems got worse, but we were at peace as we were no longer carrying all that anger.
I cannot tell you how wonderful it was when just a couple of weeks later, we got a call from our congregational leader that a check had arrived from ISWI in my name with the amount of 6000 shekels written on it. We were so happy and full of praise. It was my birthday, and God had given us such a wonderful gift. The money we received arrived at exactly the right time, and if we hadn’t received it, we would not have had enough to pay our mortgage, bills, food, etc. We thank you so much for your help! God is great and we bless the name of Yeshua!"
Felix R., Congregation Mayim Chayim
"I want to thank you and the iStandwithIsrael fund from the bottom of my heart as I have been helped so generously.
A few years ago, I began to suffer from pain in my knees and other joints. In addition I also suffer from diabetes and high blood pressure. Last year, I had no alternative but to go through a knee replacement operation. The plan was to start on my right knee and, after a period of rehabilitation, to continue on the left.
The operation was not very successful and the rehabilitation was long, difficult and very painful. I was given many heavy-duty drugs (such as morphine) to try and ease the pain. In order to obtain proper rehabilitation, it was recommended that I travel to Italy for an additional period of treatment as well as a detoxification program in order to rid my system of the poison caused by the drugs I had to take. This lengthy treatment went on for a period of two months. In addition to the great amount of time I was out of commission, the entire procedure, including operation and both rehabs came to a total of NIS 75,000 ($17,500). Naturally, I was unable to work after the operation.
ISWI agreed to cover a third of the operation cost (NIS 25,000/ $5800) for which I am truly grateful."
Rivka E., Congregation Tiferet Yeshua
"I want to heartily thank you for the gift that you sent which will enable me to take a one year course to be a Microsoft Certified System administrator. This course will not only help me to provide for my family but also aid me in using media for the Lord’s work. I had been praying for such help to come from the Lord, and it came on time. I am grateful to God for His faithfulness and provision through you. Please thank the donors for me, my wife and our 4 children."
Andrei L., Congregation Morning Star
"We want to thank you for your generous donation of NIS 8000 towards Moriel’s studies (B.A. in children education). This school year is Moriel’s fourth and final year at the college. The yearly tuition is about NIS 8000. Sometime during this year, Moriel will also be giving birth to our first child. Your donation makes it possible for us to pay that amount, give birth and to finish her degree without any worries. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts and bless you in His name."
Nitzan and Moriel A., Congregation Tiferet Yeshua
"I want to thank you so much for your help which made such a difference in the difficult situation I was confronting. As a result of your help, I could finally pay off my debt, my bills and buy the medicine I needed but was unable to afford. It is my personal belief that helping people like me is a God-inspired effort, and for that I thank Him. It is wonderful to know that He helps those He loves and who believe and trust in Him. May God bless you."
Maria L., Congregation Mayim Chayim
"I would like to express my warm feelings and thanks to you for your support and for the trust you have put into me. I am truly blessed and have so much for which to thank God. I had been praying for some time, asking Him to lead me and show me His will regarding my future. Recognizing the many talents that the Lord has given me, I truly wanted to know where to put my focus. My heart’s desire was really to study more in the field of media which included video, editing, animation, etc. but I wasn't sure that this was God’s will for me, so I asked for confirmation. As I have become more mature in my faith, my greatest desire is to stay in God’s will.
My need for a computer to accomplish all of these things seemed like an impossibility, but yet, I knew that with God, all things are possible. When I received this computer from IstandwithIsrael, it was like a dream come true. His ways are amazing! He is the only one that has no boundaries! What an awesome God we have. Hallelujah! I am grateful to ISWI for helping me to come this far. I thank you from the bottom of my heart and will do my best to use this gift to the best of my ability since God Himself (through you) invested so much in me. I, therefore, will strive for excellence in my work, knowing that He will guide and help me all the way. I am so touched and grateful and I feel so loved! Thank you and bless you all in the precious name of Yeshua."
Tel Aviv, Israel
"I want to thank you for your donation to me. Since my childhood in Moldovia, I have had a fear of dentists and, therefore, did not go for regular dental care. My wife and I are musicians, and lately we have been working on a new musical program in order to bless Israel and also the nations. At this time, my teeth really began to trouble me and it was clear that I could not go on performing - singing and playing wind instruments with teeth like mine. Praise God that He finally broke my fear of going to the dentist. After my visit, I understood that the treatment I needed would be very expensive, and I didn't have the funds to pay. I do not have enough words to express my thanks for your help. Because of it I do not suffer anymore from pain in my teeth and I can now, with God's help, realize my dreams and go on with my musical program that will be for His glory. Thank you and thank God who gave you the opportunity to bless His children. May God bless you!"
Congregation Nahalat Yeshua
Beer Sheva, Israel
"I want to thank the istandwithisrael.com team for the generous donation of 6,000 shekels to help finance my bachelor’s degree in teaching and education of nursery school children. This year will be my third at college. Because my studies are not only towards an academic degree but also a profession, I must dedicate many hours to working without pay as well as studying, therefore it makes it impossible for me to finance my studies.
This donation enables me to successfully complete my studies.
I just want to say that the donations of istandwithisrael.com are very important for the advancement of the Body of the Messiah here in Israel."
Moriel, Congregation Tiferet Yeshua
Tel Aviv, Israel
For some time, Galina had dreamed of having her own cosmetology business in her home. When Galina was laid off her job at the beauty salon, she felt this was the time for her to make the move. With an istandwithisrael.com grant she purchased the equipment and facial products needed to start her own business, and today she is prospering and increasing her clientele.
Galina S., Congregation Tiferet Yeshua
Tel Aviv, Israel
"We want to thank you and your organization for 10,000 shekels which has helped our family financially. We recently bought a small apartment and then suddenly my husband was laid off of his job. I just gave birth to our second son, and will only be able to go back to work after three months. Because of all this, we had fallen into debt with no way in sight to pay it back. But thanks to you and those who have contributed, we have solved that problem and are now out of debt. Thank you so much. We pray that God will continue to bless you and your ministry."
Olga, Congregation Even Ezer
"I want to thank you for the gift of NIS5,000 enabling me to attend my second year of university. It is clear to me that God has used you to open this door for me and make it possible for me to study yet another year. This year, part of my curriculum includes studying the books of the Bible: Jeremiah, Samuel, Song of Solomon and Hosea [from an Orthodox point of view]. As I also am studying the “History of the Jewish people,” I chose the period of the Bible and the Middle Ages. Through the lectures, God has clarified the fantastic picture that He himself created which made it clear to me how He has always been there for the Jewish people.I am a 73 year old widow who was born in Israel. As a result of several financial difficulties in my life, I found myself left without any savings. Until recently I didn’t realize that I had any problems with my hearing, but since many friends and relatives told me that I have a tendency to shout when I speak, I went to the doctor for several tests. These tests showed that I was, indeed, in need of a hearing aid, which I found out would cost NIS18,000. Knowing that I would be unable to afford such a device, I turned to my congregation for help, and I was able to get the financial help needed through the donations of istandwithisrael.com.
There are simply not enough words to express my gratitude for this tremendous help that I received when I was truly in need. I thank you and bless God everyday for the help of those who desire to bless the body of Israeli believers who are needy in the land."
Shosh, Congregation Tiferet Yeshua
Tel Aviv, Israel