First of all, I want to say thank you to all who have prayed and given to our building campaign. As of now, we have just over $1,000,000 US in the bank! However, I must be honest when I say that the commercial real estate market in Tel Aviv is very tough. It is estimated that the value of commercial real estate has gone up 20% (30% in some areas) just in the last year alone! Because of this rise, the original facility that we were looking at is no longer available for purchase. Over the past month, we have spent countless hours looking at possible locations, negotiating with owners, and talking with lawyers. At this point, we are still on the lookout for where God will direct us. We thank you for your continued prayer and support as we believe for God’s best.
In the meantime, we have begun to focus on our Distribution Center as a place of outreach to poor and needy families in Tel Aviv. After renting a larger space and hiring a full time staff person, we are beginning to see more and more opportunities to open up for us to share the light of Yeshua!
One day, Mr. V came to our center to receive a bag of food for his family. As I met him, he told me that he was a widower and had three children. I asked him from where he immigrated, he said Ukraine. He went on to tell me that he survived the Holocaust, but the rest of his family perished. Currently, there are 220,000 Holocaust survivors living in Israel. We count it as an honor to be able to assist them in any way we can. As I gave Mr. V the bag of food, I asked him if he would like a Bible in Russian? He was overjoyed and said “yes please” and continued to explain that he had never had one. So I gave him the whole Bible (including the New Testament) in his native tongue, Russian. Then I asked him if I could pray for him to which he agreed. Right there we prayed for him and his family in the name of Yeshua. I could see that his eyes swelled with tears as we prayed for him. He have us a big hug and left thanking us and was very encouraged in the Lord. Praise the Lord!
This is one story of the many people who come daily into our Distribution Center. Your support for this work helps the Gospel to be preached, disciples to be taught, the needy to be fed, and the Kingdom of God to be build in Tel Aviv-Yafo and all of Israel!
Here are the current monthly costs for running the center:
Maintenance, municipality, taxes, & utilities: $1,200.00
100 food packages: $4,000.00
A full time salary: $2,000
When it comes to expanding the reach and scope of this ministry, the possibilities are endless. With increased monthly support, we can purchase more food bags, hire more workers, and rent more space if the need arises.
To make on online donation, CLICK HERE and select “Distribution Center” from the dropdown menu. You can also mail checks (please include a note that marks it for “Distribution Center”) to our US address:
PO BOX 60099
Jacksonville, FL 32236
Again, I thank you for your prayer, support, and love. May Yeshua continue to shine His face upon you and your family.
Director, Dugit Messianic Outreach, Tel Aviv, Israel