It is not easy to be a single mother anywhere in the world. But here in Israel, there is hope! Like a cup of cold water to the thirsty, the staff at CBN Israel provided an opportunity for the single mothers all over Israel to be refreshed.
During Rosh Hashana, families all over the country plan their meals and get-togethers with family and friends. It’s a time of celebration with food and festivities. But for single mothers who struggle to make ends meet, and don’t have the support of husbands and in some cases, extended family, these celebrations act as reminders of their struggles and loneliness.
Consider: What would God say to these things?
Would He not want these women to know His love and encouragement? That’s why the staff at CBN Israel set their hearts and hands to the task of lifting up these single mothers all over the nation.
Throughout the month of September, CBN Israel funded and prepared dinners in six different cities throughout the country. The women came together for fellowship, support, food, encouragement, and even financial assistance. As one could imagine, the expression on the faces of staff and mothers alike was nothing shy of joy and appreciation.
Decorations went up, a meal was served, a message of hope was given and there was a time for engaging with God in praise and worship. How thankful these mothers were that they were remembered and cared for. One CBN Israel team member said,
“These women feel so blessed to know that they are not alone because they always have someone they can reach. We want to show the love and compassion of Yeshua and help them to reconnect with the body of Messiah. We pray for every single person that we are serving that they would know His love.”
At the end of every meeting, the women received food vouchers so that they too might have the means to celebrate the Lord’s feast in their home.
Declare: God has not forgotten these women and children, nor should we.
His nature is to be, “Father to the fatherless and a judge for the widows, is God in His holy habitation.” – Psalm 68:5. Each woman’s story is different. The Lord is judge over all. Our responsibility to these women without husbands is to defend them and their children, who know no father, is to simply love them with the love of our Lord, Yeshua. It’s not enough to say, “May it be well with you” and to go on our way as if we never knew their struggles. But to extend an arm around their shoulders, to care for their physical needs, to connect them to those who can sincerely help.
We are thankful for every prayer that has been prayed and every gift that has been given towards this work of extending God’s love to these precious people. There are many ways that you can support these women from all around the world.
Take Action: Write a word of encouragement, a prayer and/or a scripture for us to hand deliver to these single mothers and their children. Thank you for your support!
Blessings, CBN Israel Staff